"I am a long-time business partner of both Portal Software and Oracle. Both companies provide outstanding technology and business applications. This acquisition should make what was already a very successful solution even better, with tighter integration of Portal's best-in-class billing and revenue management solution with Oracle's best-in-class enterprise business suite. I believe any provider looking for a solution has got to consider them a front-runner." — Paal Jessen Petersen, Portfolio Manager Billing, Telenor Mobile.
"I have worked with Oracle and Siebel applications in the past and feel that the combination with Portal Software will create an even better best-of-breed billing and customer care solution for broadband communications companies like Covad. The combined companies will be in a better competitive position, and the added stability means I can plan more confidently for the longer term." —Corneila Pool, Director of Software and Information Systems, Covad.
"The rapid and ongoing transformation of the telecommunications industry requires infrastructure solutions that are cost-efficient, flexible and that enable competitive differentiation." —Lucien Ducorney, VP of Information Systems at France Telecom Group.
"As long-time customers of both Oracle and Portal, we are excited by the combination of the two companies and what their future holds." —Pierre Marin, Group IT Billing Director at France Telecom Group.
"The Portal Software solution has consistently helped us roll out new content services and tariff models for pre- and post-paid subscribers. I am pleased to see that Portal will continue to create innovative solutions, backed by the R&D and operating resources at Oracle, to support our business. As Orange UK continues to grow our mobile content offerings, we plan to leverage Oracle | Portal as a convergent solution on which to manage the revenues of content services and third party relationships." —Charmaine Oak, Products & Innovation, Orange, UK.