BEA Systems has acquired Incomit, a privately held Swedish company which provides infrastructure software for the telecommunications industry.
BEA said the acquisition will be used to enhance BEA’s position in the telco industry, by providing key technologies to improve the BEA WebLogic Service Delivery Platform, BEA’s telecommunications solution framework.
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BEA said all of the Global 50 telco operators run portions of their OSS (Operational Support Systems) business on BEA software. In 2004, more than 24% of BEA’s revenues were derived from telecommunications customers.
"BEA’s acquisition of Incomit is part of our strategy of helping our telco customers successfully transform their businesses to meet the new demands of the industry," said Olivier Helleboid, BEA executive vice-president of corporate strategy and development.
"The addition of Incomit’s technology is important to helping expand the BEA WebLogic Service Delivery Platform and to help give our customers a competitive edge in the emerging telco marketplace," he said.
The price BEA has paid for Incomit has not been revealed. Incomit is BEA’s fifth acquisition in the past two years.