Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to
acquire GoAhead Software, a provider of packaged service availability software
for the communications industry.
The combination is expected to benefit network equipment
providers (NEPs) by providing a more comprehensive and integrated offering that
delivers service availability across telecom solutions.
Service availability delivers the highest level of
service up-time and is required for real-time network applications that are in
the call path of communication services.
The transaction is subject to customary closing
conditions and is expected to close before the end of 2011. Until the deal
closes, each company will continue to operate independently.
“NEPs are moving to a standardized software and
hardware platform that can deliver and manage highly available services,”
said Nigel Ball, vice president, Oracle Communications Industry Solutions.
“GoAhead software is the leading
commercially-available solution that is compliant with Service Availability
Forum specifications, the most widely adopted standard for service availability
software. The addition of GoAhead technology will help us deliver a
comprehensive, standards-based, carrier-grade platform that supports the
delivery of new services in the call path of the network,” Ball added.
“With over 100,000 deployments of GoAhead software
by leading NEPs, GoAhead brings significant domain knowledge and engineering
strength, coupled with a strong track record of delivering solutions to global
network equipment providers,” said Asif Naseem, president and COO, GoAhead
By Telecomlead.com Team