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NEC to Acquire Convergys BSS Software

NEC announced their intention to acquire Convergys' BSS assets for $449million (USD). The acquisition is intended to compliment NEC's OSS products (from the Netcracker and Subex purchases) and their bag of BSS bits they have been using to promote the Netcracker brand as a complete OSS/BSS solution. Neither NEC nor Netcracker had a great deal […]

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Comptel Acquires Xtract

More evidence that OSS/BSS vendors and their customers are starting to really appreciate data analytics. Comptel has announced its acquisition of Xtract (here), supplier of analytics products for telco (and retail/banking too). The price paid by Comptel is modest to say the least: 3.1 million Euros paid, for Xtract's last year revenues of 2.4 million […]

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Ericordia/Telicsson – Ericsson Completes Purchase of Telcordia

Back in June, after several month of speculation, news broke that it was Ericsson that intended to buy Telcordia. That deal has now completed, just a few weeks later than expected. Celebratory Ericsson-branded mugs all-round for the Telcordia team. According to the press release, Telcordia was aquired for $1.15billion for annual revenues of $739m. Telcordia […]

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Comverse up for Sale

Is Comverse looking for a buyer of their BSS software? Globes has a story about Comverse looking to sell their telco billing unit. This comes a few days after a number of people in the industry received invitations from investment bankers to discuss the potential acquisition of a "premier billing and OSS software company… in […]

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NetBoss Acquires Sidonis

News from Management World Americas last week: NetBoss has completed acquisition of Sidonis, the start-up doing clever stuff in service assurance. Sidonis are a small team (I could count them on my fingers) based in Bath, UK, who have developed something that NetBoss, and many other SA players, lack. Most SA solutions focus on collecting, […]

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Cisco Buys Bits of Comptel

This is not the clear-cut Big-Vendor-Buys-OSS-Company that we are familiar with. No, in this case Cisco is acquiring a specific part of Comptel’s OSS product portfolio: The Axioss suite picked up as part of Comptel’s own acquisition of UK-based Axiom back in 2008.

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Ericsson to buy Telcordia

As if to prove you should never listen to rumours (eh? Light Reading?), Ericsson has announced their plan to purchase Telcordia. Priced at $1.2bn for the OSS big-hitter reported to be currently doing around $739m in revenues. Much more exciting news than my assumption of an investment bank putting up the cash. More details on […]

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Telcordia up for Sale

Telcordia has put up the for-sale sign, with a private sale looking more likely than an IPO. Telcordia’s current owners, private equity firms Providence Equity Partners and Warburg Pincus, have hired an investment bank to find a buyer. News from The Wall Street Journal, republished in the telco press suggests a value of $1bn to […]

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TEOCO Buys TTI

TTI have been doing OSS stuff for some time now. They primed in service assurance but occasionally had aspirations to expand in to the wider OSS ecosystem. As it turns out, service assurance has worked quite well for them as they’ve now been acquired by TEOCO (The Employee Owned COmpany – I guess there’s a […]

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Oracle Buys Sun

Yesterday Oracle stepped in to purchase Sun for $7.4bn after IBM failed to secure a deal just over two weeks ago. The fortnight wait has earned Sun a tasty half-billion Dollars over IBMs last best offer. Oracle’s stake in Java has shot up in the last 15 months. They always had a fairly well received […]

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