I am pretty surprised by the news of Oracle entering the SIP market. ‘The addition of Hot Sip’s technology will allow Oracle to build on its leadership in middleware and in carrier-grade communications infrastructures,’ said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Oracle Server Technologies.
Oracle is in just about every other business so why not VoIP and SIP. This is a big deal in my opinion and more importantly it signals that Oracle is serious about telephony. I have had 2 people drop hints in the last two weeks about Oracle looking into acquiring an open-source PBX company.
I don’t know if these hints were just me reading into casual comments or not but this announcement certainly sets the stage for more acquisitions by the software titan.
In the CRM market Oracle made a few acquisitions so I would not be surprised to see further M&A activity in VoIP as well. If you are interested in theories on who may be next read this blog entry from Om Malik.