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Amdocs: More M&A to Come?

Amdocs has already had a busy few months in terms of M&A activity but it seems the Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) giant isn't done just yet.

Industry sources have told Light Reading that Amdocs Inc. has two more takeover deals in the pipeline, one of which is in the mobile commerce sector, which looks like becoming one of the next big battlegrounds for BSS vendors.

Amdocs, which recently landed the 2013 Leading Lights award for Public Company of the Year, already has a mobile commerce proposition for service providers in the form of its hosted Mobile Payments gateway, a carrier billing solution that enables mobile customers to pay for goods and services using their mobile bills.

Now, it seems, the company is set to add to its capabilities with a takeover deal that will make it a broader player in the mobile transactions support solutions sector.

Amdocs was not able to provide any comment on the speculation.

The company has been on a spending spree in the past few months in an effort to make itself a key provider and partner to mobile broadband network operators, having snapped up two companies that are specialists in mobile network optimization and analytics, namely Actix and Celcite. (See Amdocs to Acquire Celcite and Amdocs Dives Into Mobile SPIT Pool.)

— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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