Dear Customers and Partners,
On February 4, 2013, Oracle announced that it has agreed to acquire Acme Packet, the global provider of session border control technology for service providers and enterprises. The proposed transaction is subject to Acme Packet stockholder approval, certain regulatory approvals, and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first half of 2013. Until the deal closes, each company will continue to operate independently, and will operate its business as usual.
Users are becoming increasingly connected and expect to communicate anytime and anywhere using their application, device, and network of choice. In order to deliver trusted, interactive communications, service providers and enterprises are deploying all-IP networks which can combine the quality and reliability of traditional telephony networks with the low cost and service innovation benefits of the Internet.
Acme Packet enables trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks for service providers and enterprises. The company's solutions are deployed by more than 1,900 service providers and enterprises globally, including 89 of world's top 100 communications companies.
Oracle plans to make Acme Packet a core offering in its Oracle Communications portfolio to enable customers to more rapidly innovate while simplifying their IT and network infrastructures. Service providers are expected to be able to differentiate and monetize offerings through secure and reliable IP-based communications from any device, across any network. We also anticipate enterprise customers will be able to more effectively engage customers, deliver more innovative applications, and improve employee productivity. This combination is expected to provide our partners with an expanded portfolio of world-class solutions to help them create even greater value for their customers.
Acme Packet management team and employees are expected to join the Oracle Communications Global Business Unit after the transaction closes.
For more information please visit oracle.com/acmepacket.
Thank you for your continued support.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
In addition, please refer to the documents that Oracle and Acme Packet, respectively, file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These filings identify and address other important factors that could cause Oracle's and Acme Packet's respective operational and other results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this document. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor Acme Packet is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.
Oracle is currently reviewing the existing Acme Packet product roadmap and will be providing guidance to customers in accordance with Oracle's standard product communication policies. Any resulting features and timing of release of such features as determined by Oracle's review of Acme Packet's product roadmap are at the sole discretion of Oracle. All product roadmap information, whether communicated by Acme Packet or by Oracle, does not represent a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. It is intended for informational purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.
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