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Oracle Ranked Top Player in Email Platforms for Service Providers Market by The Radicati Group, Inc.

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/02/12 -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced that leading analyst firm The Radicati Group, Inc. has ranked Oracle Top Player in the Email Platforms for Service Providers Market, ahead of Zimbra, Microsoft and Openwave, in its "Email Platforms for Service Providers - Market Quadrant 2011" report. (1)
  • Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite is a secure and reliable carrier-grade platform that enables service providers -- such as cable operators, pure-play cloud providers, mobile operators and fixed line operators -- to deliver value differentiated messaging and collaboration services to consumers and business users.

The Radicati Group, Inc. Analyst Report Details

  • Market Leadership: The report notes that Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite "is currently the leading email platform for service providers, and with Oracle's backing, we expect it will continue to see strong growth in this market." Radicati estimates that Oracle's installed base is the market share leader in this segment.
  • Growth: Radicati's report forecasts revenues in the Service Provider segment to grow at a 15 percent compound average annual growth rate over the next four years.
  • Flexibility: The report notes that "Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite is very flexible." "Built to support open-standards, it offers great interoperability, which allows service providers to integrate the platform into their current email infrastructure, as well as integrate with a multitude of open-standards services."
  • Total Cost of Ownership: Radicati also recognizes Oracle for offering a low total cost of ownership (TCO) due to its reliability and scalability, as well as for the company's significant experience in unified communications, noting successful large deployments at major Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers.

Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite Details

  • Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite is a complete portfolio of messaging and collaboration applications that includes Oracle Communications Messaging Server, Oracle Communications Calendar Server and Oracle Communications Instant Messaging Server.
  • Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite provides out-of-the-box capabilities that enable communications service providers to create new revenue opportunities as they compete with over-the-top providers.
  • Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7 update 2 is the latest release of the portfolio and delivers improvements in usability, performance, anti-abuse, manageability and reliability. Key enhancements include federation with SIP/SIMPLE based IM networks in Oracle Communications Instant Messaging Server and support for Oracle Database 11g in Oracle Communications Calendar Server.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Over the past several years, service providers have expanded their services beyond email by adding more advanced capabilities for communications and collaboration. They are also leveraging these platforms to grow into adjacent markets. The Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite is a solid platform for service providers looking to deploy communications and collaboration services to a very large number of subscribers or provide hosted collaboration services to enterprises," said Sara Radicati, PhD, chief executive officer and president, The Radicati Group, Inc.
  • "Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite enables service providers to deliver efficient and reliable communications services which allow businesses and consumers to collaborate in unprecedented ways. Our position in Radicati's report as the leading messaging platform for service providers underscores Oracle's commitment to offering service providers a cost-effective and reliable unified communications solution," said Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications.

(1) The Radicati Group, Inc., "Email Platforms for Service Providers - Market Quadrant 2011," January, 2012.

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About Oracle Communications
Only Oracle's software and systems span the communications industry technology landscape -- from carrier-grade servers, storage and IT infrastructure, to mission-critical business and operational support systems and service delivery platforms; from business intelligence applications and retail point-of-sale solutions to the Java platform running on more than three billion mobile and handheld devices. Oracle helps 100 of the world's top 100 service providers innovate and exploit new business models, build strong, profitable customer relationships, and streamline operations. For more information, visit http://www.oracle.com/us/industries/communications/index.html.

About Oracle
Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle in Industries
Oracle industry solutions leverage the company's best-in-class portfolio of products to address complex business processes relevant to the communications industry, helping speed time to market, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge.

About Radicati Group, Inc.
The Radicati Group is a leading research and technology consulting firm focused on all aspects of email, security, email archiving, regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, instant messaging, unified communications, social networking, and more. The company delivers both quantitative and qualitative research, including detailed market size, worldwide installed base and forecast information, as well as detailed country breakouts.

The Radicati Group works with corporate organizations to assist in the selection of the right products and technologies to support their business needs, as well as with vendors to define the best strategic direction for their products. We also work with investment firms on a worldwide basis to help identify new investment opportunities.

The Radicati Group, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in London, UK.

About Oracle in Industries
Oracle industry solutions leverage the company's best-in-class portfolio of products to address complex business processes relevant to the communications industry, helping speed time to market, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge.

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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