SOURCE: Tekelec


October 06, 2010 09:00 ET

Tekelec Selected for Signaling Evolution to LTE

IP Session Management, Performance Management Solutions Address Complexity, Scalability Requirements

MORRISVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) - Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC) has been selected by MetroPCS Communications Inc., the nation's leading provider of unlimited, flat-rate, no signed contract wireless communications service, to provide SIGTRAN, SIP and Diameter session management as well as Number Portability and Performance Management solutions. The suite of solutions, including Tekelec's Diameter Signaling Router (DSR), will be deployed to support the company's 4G LTE roll out, the nation's first commercial 4G LTE network.

Tekelec's Diameter Signaling Router (DSR) creates a Diameter signaling core that relieves LTE and IMS endpoints of routing, traffic management and load balancing tasks and provides a single interconnect point to other networks. The resulting architecture enables IP networks to grow incrementally and systematically to support increasing service and traffic demands. Tekelec holds hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications in signaling and signaling control plane technologies, including 10 related to Diameter control plane session management and routing.

Tekelec's performance management solution will provide MetroPCS with unprecedented visibility into network services and subscriber usage. MetroPCS will use the solution to monitor Quality of Service (QoS) for subscribers, as well as Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The solution provides key performance indicators (KPIs) in both pre-built and customer-defined reports, giving MetroPCS the flexibility to examine traffic, troubleshoot issues and analyze subscriber activity -- the foundation for measuring the quality of experience.

About Tekelec
Tekelec, the broadband data management company, enables billions of people and devices to surf, talk, and text. Our solutions allow service providers to give consumers a consistent and tailored broadband experience. We handle network complexity with a portfolio that manages and capitalizes on the exponential growth in data applications and traffic. Tekelec has more than 25 offices around the world serving customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this press release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the expected completion of the Camiant acquisition and the expected benefits to the Company from the Camiant and Blueslice Networks acquisitions, 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 2009 Form 10-K, 2010 First Quarter Form 10-Q and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, our ability to integrate the products, employees, operations and intellectual property of Tekelec, Camiant and Blueslice Networks, our ability to retain existing and attract new customers for Tekelec, Camiant and Blueslice Networks, the extent to which the market for independent control plane equipment and functionality grows, our ability to retain the employees of acquired companies, the current or further detrimental changes in general economic, social, or political conditions in the countries in which we operate including the impact of credit availability and currency fluctuations on overall capital spending by our customers, our ability to integrate and gain the benefits we expect from the acquisition of Blueslice Networks and the planned acquisition of Camiant announced today and our ability to close the acquisition of Camiant on a timely basis, the timeliness and functional competitiveness of our product releases, the risk of infringing and litigating with others regarding their intellectual property rights, the extent to which any customer outsourcing to our competitors or supplier consolidation increases the influence of competitors on our customers' purchases, 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 protect intellectual property rights, our ability to maintain OEM, partner, reseller, and vendor support and supply relationships, 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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