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Tekelec Continues Next-Generation Switching Leadership; Dittberner Names Tekelec First in Worldwide Media Gateway Voice over Packet (VoP) Shipments, Second in Overall VoP Ports Shipped in Q2 2005
[September 01, 2005]

Tekelec Continues Next-Generation Switching Leadership; Dittberner Names Tekelec First in Worldwide Media Gateway Voice over Packet (VoP) Shipments, Second in Overall VoP Ports Shipped in Q2 2005


MORRISVILLE, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- Sept. 1, 2005 -- Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC) today announced its recognition by Dittberner Associates as the worldwide market-share leader for media gateway shipments and the second-largest market-share leader in VoP ports shipped in the second quarter of 2005. Dittberner has named Tekelec the global market leader in media gateway shipments for three of the last four consecutive quarters, demonstrating Tekelec's continued next-generation switching growth.

Dittberner's report, "Worldwide Q2 2005 NGN Shipments Analysis," recognized Tekelec with the fifth-largest overall global market share in VoIP switching equipment. According to Dittberner, Tekelec shipped nearly 1.4 million switching ports during the quarter, totaling a nine percent market share for all global shipments of Internet protocol (IP), asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), time division multiplexing (TDM) carrier-grade softswitch, media gateway and integrated media gateway-softswitch platforms.

"Tekelec is clearly committed to extending and solidifying its leadership in the media gateway market," said Lilian Tau, vice president, Dittberner. "The company captured 32.8 percent of the market in terms of media gateway ports shipped for the second quarter of 2005."


"We are growing our next-generation switching revenues and customer base every quarter, both in North America and around the world where operators have recognized the potential of our solutions to support advanced new services, generate revenues and reduce operations costs," said Fred Lax, Tekelec's president and CEO. "Continued recognition by industry experts such as Dittberner underscores our ongoing market leadership and unique ability to help operators leverage their existing investments as they transition to the converged future."

About Tekelec

Tekelec is a leading developer of now and next-generation signaling and switching telecommunications solutions, business intelligence tools and value-added applications. Tekelec's innovative solutions are widely deployed in traditional and next-generation wireline and wireless networks and contact centers worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located in Morrisville, N.C., with research and development facilities and sales offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.tekelec.com.

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