SOURCE: Tekelec

Tekelec

September 21, 2009 02:00 ET

Tekelec and Romanian Operator to Present at Number Portability 2009 Conference

Joint Presentation With COSMOTE Romania to Share Best Practices for Number Portability Implementations

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC) and COSMOTE Romanian Mobile Telecommunications will examine real-time number portability implementation in Romania at Number Portability 2009. The conference will be held September 21-23, 2009 at the Hotel Barcelona Princess in Barcelona, Spain.

Kurt Damm, director of technical sales support at Tekelec, and Adrian Degeratu, switching manager at COSMOTE Romania, will address number portability technical specifications, planning and deployment, as well as the advantages of harmonized real-time network solutions within a country. They will outline best practices and lessons learned in Romania, including inter-operator testing, direct routing solutions, and subscriber-based routing. The presentation is scheduled for September 22 at 2 p.m. local time.

COSMOTE Romania, a member of the Greek-based COSMOTE Group, deployed Tekelec's number portability solution in 2008. At the end of June 2009, COSMOTE Romania said it exceeded 6.3 million subscribers, and has gained the most new customers in Romania from number portability.

Tekelec's number portability offering, available on the industry-leading EAGLE® 5 signaling platform, has been ordered or deployed with 91 operators in 32 countries. Tekelec also has the largest global market share (35 percent) for real-time connection number portability solutions, according to industry research and consultancy firm Analysys Mason.

For more information on number portability, the Analysys Mason "Number Portability Research Note" and Tekelec's "Operator Guidelines for Number Portability" whitepapers are available for free download.

About Tekelec

Tekelec, a global leader in core multimedia session control, mobile messaging and network intelligence, ensures scalable, secure and highly available communications. The company's market-leading signaling solutions enable the interworking of different network applications, technologies and protocols, providing a smooth transition to next-generation networks. Tekelec has more than 20 offices around the world serving customers in more than 100 countries, with corporate headquarters located near Research Triangle Park in Morrisville, N.C., U.S.A. For more information, please visit www.tekelec.com.

About COSMOTE Romania

COSMOTE Romania, member of COSMOTE Group, launched commercial operations in December 2005, with the aim of making mobile telephony accessible to all. In record time, the company upgraded and expanded its telecommunications network to offer over 98% population. In end June 2009 COSMOTE exceeded 6.3 million customers, to reach a market share of over 23%. In 2008 the company posted a 100% increase of revenues, reaching also for the first time positive EBITDA profitability of 22.5 million euro, key financial target for the year. In Q2 2009 the company sustained its growth momentum posting a 65.1% increase in revenues and positive EBITDA at 22.8 mil Euro.

Today, COSMOTE is the operator with the widest presence in SE Europe with 20.7 million customers in Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and Romania, addressing an extended market of 45 million people.

For more information, please visit www.cosmote.ro or www.cosmote.com.

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