SOURCE: Tekelec


September 04, 2012 11:37 ET

Tekelec Names Recipients of First Vince Lesch Innovation Award

Diameter Signaling Router Engineering Team Recognized for Major Product Advancements

MORRISVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - Tekelec has awarded a dozen engineers with its first Vince Lesch Innovation Award, named after the company's former chief technology officer. The group was responsible for dramatic scalability and reliability improvements in Tekelec's market-leading Diameter Signaling Router (DSR), the network element dedicated to maximizing network efficiency and revenue generation in LTE and 3G data networks.

The recipients include: Brian Hassink, Keith Johnson, Mark Kanode, Kedar Karmarkar, Jeff Lanning, Matt McCann, Jonathan Palmer, David Sprague, Mahesh Tomar, Thomas Wagner and Pingao Yu.

Their key accomplishments were creating:

  • A 5X improvement in messages per second throughput;
  • A 30X increase in the number of connections; and
  • A 60 percent decrease in latency

"The Diameter Signaling Router puts Tekelec at the forefront of the industry's most pressing challenges. The product is changing how operators manage their network traffic and create new innovative services for their subscribers," said Ron de Lange, president and CEO of Tekelec. "I applaud our team's inventiveness for creating an entire new product category and successfully launching it with multiple customers."

Tekelec established the bi-annual award to recognize employees who demonstrate innovative and progressive thinking that improves the company's technical expertise, technology market leadership and/or ability to expand market share globally.

Tekelec has 19 DSR customers across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Industry analysis firm Infonetics Research named Tekelec as the "front runner" of the Diameter signaling control market earlier this year, and market intelligence firm Exact Ventures recently estimated that Tekelec has 75 percent to 85 percent share of the market.

The DSR is the foundation of the New Diameter Network, an architectural vision recognized at Pipeline's 2012 Innovation Awards with the "Most Innovative Company" award. A multi-national judging panel comprised of individuals from AT&T, BT, Cox Communications, Intelsat, TELUS, Turkcell, Yota, Software Market Insight (an affiliate of Yankee Group), and New Paradigm Resources Group selected Tekelec as the company that best embraces and promotes innovation throughout its organization.

Supporting Resources
Diameter Signaling Controllers: Forecast Report & Analysis 2012-2017 Excerpt
Diameter Signaling Control Market Report Excerpt
New Diameter Network: Managing the Signaling Storm White Paper
New Diameter Network: Over-the-Top, Clouds and Machines White Paper
The New Diameter Network White Paper
The Time for Diameter Is Now White Paper
Diameter Signaling Router product brief

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Tekelec's intelligent mobile broadband solutions enable service providers to manage and monetize mobile data and evolve to LTE and IMS. We are the architects of the new Diameter network, the foundation for session, policy and subscriber data management. More than 300 service providers use our market-leading solutions to deliver cloud, machine-to-machine and personalized services to consumers and enterprises. For more information visit

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