SOURCE: Tekelec


June 23, 2009 08:00 ET

Tekelec to Present Revenue Growth Strategies for Mobile IM and SMS at Global Messaging 2009

Mobile Messaging Expert to Highlight How to Grow Mobile IM While Preserving SMS Revenue

MORRISVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), the network signaling, mobile messaging and performance management company, will share strategies on growing and monetizing mobile instant messaging (MIM) at Global Messaging 2009 in London on June 23 and 24, 2009.

Alan Pascoe, senior manager of product marketing at Tekelec and a former SMS service network designer for O2 Germany, will provide strategies for incenting subscribers to use MIM without cannibalizing SMS. His individual presentation, scheduled for June 24 at 9:55 a.m., will analyze predictions of mobile instant messaging growth and highlight the potential value and revenue opportunities for both MIM and SMS.

Immediately afterward, at 10:20 a.m., Pascoe will join a panel comparing and contrasting mobile IM to SMS, exploring interoperability challenges and identifying value-added services that may drive MIM adoption. The panel includes European operators Bouygues Telecom and Tele2, and will be moderated by Pamela Clark-Dickson, senior analyst of mobile content and applications at Informa Telecoms and Media.

"Operators have several challenges with mobile IM compared to SMS, ranging from technical interoperability to subscribers' dependence on SMS, due to the widespread familiarity and delivery speed of text messaging," said Pascoe. "Operators walk a fine line to continue growing SMS revenues while simultaneously promoting the benefits of mobile instant messaging."

Tekelec's Mobile Messaging Product Family includes products that bridge 2G and 3G networks to enable transparent message routing between different protocols and types of networks. Key components include: SMS Router to offload SMS traffic from legacy short message service centers (SMSCs); SMS Store to maximize signaling resources during periods of high message volume; SMS Firewall, which prevents SMS spam from reaching subscribers; Advertising Insertion Center to support sponsored text messages. For more information on Tekelec's unique modular approach to SMS networks and vision for SMS delivery, security and applications, the company has a free white paper, "The SMS Network."

About Tekelec

Tekelec, a global leader in core multimedia session control 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


Certain statements made in this press release are forward looking, reflect the Company's current intent, belief or expectations and involve certain risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual future performance may differ materially from such expectations as a result of important risk factors, which include, in addition to those identified in the Company's 2008 Form 10-K, 2009 First Quarter Form 10-Q and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the effect of the current or escalating economic crisis including the impact of credit availability and currency fluctuations on overall capital spending by our customers, the current or further detrimental changes in general economic, social, or political conditions in the countries in which we operate, the timeliness and functional competitiveness of our product releases, our ability to maintain OEM, partner, and vendor support and supply relationships, business interruptions at the Company, its suppliers or customers resulting from the recent flu pandemic, our ability to compete with other manufacturers that have lower cost bases than ours and/or are partially supported by foreign governments or employ other unfair trade practices, our ability to integrate acquisitions, our ability to protect intellectual property rights or the risk of infringing and litigating with others regarding their intellectual property rights, and changes in the market price of the Company's common stock. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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