Enterprise VoIP hardware provider AudioCodes (AUDC +8.9%) closes sharply higher after SA...

|About: AudioCodes Ltd. (AUDC)|By:, SA News Editor

Enterprise VoIP hardware provider AudioCodes (AUDC +8.9%) closes sharply higher after SA contributor David Ritchie argues Oracle's purchase of Acme Packet could lead Microsoft, Juniper, or Dell to make a bid for the company. Ritchie notes the integration of AudioCodes' enterprise session border controllers with Microsoft's Lync unified communications platform, and sees the adoption of VoIP-based mobile apps (I, II) increasing AUDC's value. He also thinks the recent appointment of i-banker Stanley Stern to AUDC's board suggests the company is on the block.