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Tekelec Garners IMS, M2M SMS, Number Portability Wins

Tekelec unleashed a flurry of announcements, including a new IMS customer, a M2M deal and number portability news, this week at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona, Spain.
The company disclosed that Portuguese service provider Optimus has expanded its relationship with Tekelec (News - Alert) to monitor performance on its IMS-based network, which supports both wireline and wireless communications. Optimus is migrating to Tekelec’s next-generation, Linux-based performance management platform to increase storage and processing capacity, which addresses the dramatic increase in subscriber usage data the carrier has seen.
The Tekelec Integrated Applications Solution, which is in use by more than 150 service providers, integrates and interconnects with network applications to gather data records across hundreds of protocols in 2G, 3G and 4G environments, and supports traffic management, security, roaming, prepaid and short message service. Tekelec CTO Vince Lesch (News - Alert) tells TMCnet that the solution will be monitoring SIP, Diameter and SS7 for the Portuguese service provider.
“We should be able to have full visibility, to look at not only the signaling and session control plane, but also the user plane and looking at data there, specifically related to mobile data,” says Lesch, adding the Tekelec gear also will enable Optimus to ensure that DNS is working and to see what types of traffic are being sent over its network.
In other show news, Tekelec revealed that machine-to-machine provider Numerex is using its short messaging service technology to outfit customers with more options through which to monitor and manage their assets remotely. This capability is enabled by Tekelec’s Mobile Messaging Application Gateway, which provides SMS-based M2M communications by supporting SIGTRAN (the SS7-over-IP standard) and SMPP.
And just this morning Tekelec announced it has been chosen by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., the world’s seventh largest telecommunications company, to provide mobile number portability and SIP-based routing. 

Edited by Michael Dinan

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