"Our ambition is to be the primary technology provider to the telecommunications industry," said...

|By:, SA News Editor

"Our ambition is to be the primary technology provider to the telecommunications industry," said Larry Ellison during Oracle's (ORCL) FQ3 call. The remarks are fueling speculation Acme Packet is just the start of an M&A spree. Meanwhile, some on the Street are worried Oracle's software license woes could lead to pressure for its high-margin services business. Cowen: "For a long time they've held firm on pricing for maintenance ... Now that you have an ever-growing raft of [cloud] alternatives, more and more traditional customers are availing themselves." (previous)