Oracle  has just announced a deal to purchase Acme Packet for $2.1 billion. In this video, Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discusses whether Oracle's foray into networking is a threat to Cisco  and whether this may hint at more complementary purchases ahead that would represent further steps into the networking field.

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The article Should Cisco Fear Oracle? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Eric Bleeker, CFA owns shares of Cisco Systems. The Motley Fool recommends Acme Packet and Cisco Systems. The Motley Fool owns shares of Oracle. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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