Telstra Global Taps Tekelec for New LTE Services
New Diameter Network Enables Revenue-Generating LTE Roaming, Video and OTT Services
SINGAPORE — LTE Asia 2012 Booth #4 — September 18, 2012 — Telstra Global is offering LTE roaming services across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region using Tekelec’s Diameter Signaling Router (DSR). Tekelec’s market-leading DSR is providing the diameter signaling hub for Telstra Global’s IPX service announced last month. It enables the secure exchange of authorization, authentication, billing, charging and network policies that use the diameter protocol to maintain subscribers’ LTE services while visiting international markets.
“Operators are examining how to maximize the benefits that LTE networks provide, and international roaming is the first step,” said Tejaswini Tilak, Global Head of Carrier Services at Telstra Global. “Tekelec is a leader in this space, with the scalability, security and vision for us to support the region’s LTE requirements and capitalize on increased international mobility and exploding mobile data consumption.”
Telstra Global IPX Service offers a platform that enables mobile operators to introduce new services and applications, to take advantage of ever more popular capabilities such as mobile gaming and video streaming with superior end user experience. It is provided over Telstra Global’s scalable and managed IP MPLS core network which maximizes traffic on both legacy and new mobile platforms, allowing Telstra Global to partner with mobile operators that have already embarked on or are heading towards their LTE journey.
According to market research and consulting company Parks Research, 53 percent of the world’s 4G/LTE subscribers by the end of the year will be in the Asia-Pacific region.
“LTE will revolutionize mobile data business models around the world, and one of the building blocks is a trusted IP exchange,” said Tekelec CTO Doug Suriano. “Telstra Global’s demonstrated leadership and innovation will give service providers new capabilities to increase their service offerings and meet subscriber demand for LTE services.”
Tekelec leads the diameter routing market with 19 announced customers and an estimated 75 percent to 85 percent market share, according to industry analyst firm Exact Ventures.
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 www.tekelec.com.
About Telstra Global
Telstra Global is a leading global supplier of managed network services and international data, voice and satellite services. It is a division of Telstra Corporation Limited and owns one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.
Telstra Global provides innovative and flexible global communications services and solutions for organisations looking to maximise the benefits of globalisation, particularly across growth regions such as Asia, whilst driving sustainability and enhancing business agility.
Together with its offshore subsidiaries and international investments, Telstra Global serves over 200 of the world’s top 500 companies, spanning Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. It operates award-winning networks which are amongst the largest and most diverse in Asia Pacific. It has licences in Asia, Europe and the US and facilitates access to over 1,400 PoPs in 230 countries and territories across the globe.