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TMCNet:  Tekelec Takes 'Policy Everywhere' with New Partners

[February 25, 2013]

Tekelec Takes 'Policy Everywhere' with New Partners

BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--

Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) Hall 6, Stand 6E21

Tekelec is expanding its "Policy Everywhere" partner ecosystem to help mobile operators deliver a superior subscriber experience. Tekelec (News - Alert) is testing interoperability between its Mobile Policy Gateway (MPG) and solutions from Roke Manor Research Ltd. (SmartSwitch™), Greenpacket (Intouch Mobile Data Offload platform) and Smith Micro (NetWise Director™). This testing includes standards-compliant Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) capabilities, as well as advanced use cases that extend the reach of policy directly to mobile devices.

Tekelec now has three partners to deliver on its "Policy Everywhere" vision. Last year, Tekelec announced interoperability with Roke and was able to demonstrate advanced used cases addressing application based offload and network quality assessment. With the addition of Greenpacket and Smith Micro, Tekelec is building an industry-leading ecosystem of partners to enable standards-compliant solutions, which extend policy control to the mobile device and enable a range of new revenue opportunities for service providers.

At the company's Mobile World Congress stand, Tekelec is demonstrating Policy-on-the-Mobile capabilities directed by its Mobile Policy Gateway (News - Alert). This type of end-to-end policy management allows service providers to:

  • Improve network performance with smart Wi-Fi offload. Mobile subscribers are able to access an unlimited number of applications, web content and multimedia content from their smart devices. This drives high bandwidth and bursty, unpredictable traffic patterns, which can lead to network congestion. Policy-enabled device management using ANDSF standards allows operators to dynamically adjust network usage patterns via Wi-Fi offload to ensure network quality and resilience.
  • Create relevant, opt-in mobile marketing campaigns. Service providers can combine dynamic location and Wi-Fi access point information with stored subscriber preferences to provide new discounts and loyalty-related offers with partner organizations.
  • Improve the subscriber quality of experience (QoE). Chatty applications can degrade the quality of data sessions by using too much processing capacity and battery life. Device policies can manage signaling messages, improving device and network performance.
  • Deliver quality-based service tiers. Operators can improve profitability with new pricing plans and service bundles by controlling the selection of access networks and maintaining optimal QoE for users who have subscribed to higher levels of service or for higher priority applications.
  • Protect devices and subscriber data. /b>Subscribers who download dozens or even hundreds of apps to their devices risk security vulnerabilities that could compromise device performance or subscriber data. Policy rules enforced directly on the device can limit third-party access to confidential data and thwart malware from propagating.



Tekelec's Mobile Policy Gateway integrates with its own market-leading Policy Server (PCRF) or other vendors' PCRFs to reduce the need for costly deep packet inspection (DPI) and policy enforcement (PCEF) functions in the network core. The MPG combines standards-compliant ANDSF with dynamic network- and subscriber-aware policy management, turning smartphones, tablets and other smart devices into policy enforcement points.

"Leveraging the network and subscriber intelligence available from Tekelec's Mobile Policy Gateway, Greenpacket is able to supply seamless and efficient control over offload decisions. And by connecting our client solution with Tekelec's network-centric policy control, we can help operators offer new and compelling personalized service offerings to subscribers' mobile devices," said Kelvin Lee, senior general manager of Greenpacket. "By joining with Tekelec in this "Policy on the Mobile" ecosystem, Greenpacket is giving operators the tools to more effectively manage subscribers' experiences and open new revenue opportunities."

"We're excited to see key players in the wireless ecosystem embracing the power of an intelligent client in their traffic management strategies since this is the only way to truly understand and optimize the subscribers' experience over any connection," said Rick Carpenter, senior vice president of Engineering at Smith Micro. "Operators that use Tekelec's Mobile Policy Gateway with our NetWise Intelligent Traffic Management solution will not only gain smart Wi-Fi offload, but will also be able to implement increasingly advanced use cases, such as secure tunneling, preferred roaming, and application entitlement, all with a single client."

Supporting Resources

Mobile World Congress Press Kit

Policy Everywhere: A Strategic Imperative for Digital Lifestyle Providers white paper

Mobile Policy Gateway product brief

Why Tekelec for Policy: Key Considerations in Selecting a Next-Generation Policy Server

Policy Server product brief

The ThinkingNetworks™ Revolution: A Call to Action for Digital Lifestyle Providers

"Mobile Broadband Pricing and Bundling - the Voice of the Consumer" preview white paper

About Tekelec

Tekelec's intelligent mobile broadband solutions enable service providers to manage and monetize mobile data in LTE (News - Alert), IMS and 3G networks. We are the architects of the New Diameter Network, a portfolio of session, policy and subscriber data management products that lays the foundation to evolve to software-defined ThinkingNetworks™. 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 Roke

Roke, based in Romsey, Hampshire, is the principal electronics research and development centre of Chemring Group Plc. Founded in 1956, Roke is a leading provider of intelligent mobile and network data solutions to operators, device manufacturers and government clients worldwide. Building on over 50 years of wireless communications innovation, its solutions address the current and predicted needs of data management, security and user experience in the mobile data domain. It employs 450 staff and has over 430 patents to its name. For more information visit www.roke.co.uk.

About Greenpacket

Greenpacket prides itself as a leading developer of Next Generation mobile broadband and networking solutions. Its carrier-grade solutions and award-winning consumer devices help Telecommunications Operators open new avenues, meet new demands, and enrich lifestyles while forging new relationships. Greenpacket believes in a future of limitless freedom in wireless communications and commits to meeting the needs of customers through innovative solutions.

Greenpacket is the solutions pillar of Green PacketBerhad, which is founded in 2000 in the Silicon Valley. Green Packet (News - Alert) Berhad is now headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and listed on the Main Board of the Malaysian bourse. It has over 1000 employees with nine operations across the globe. For more information visit: www.greenpacket.com.

About Smith Micro Software

Smith Micro Software provides solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the mobile experience. Our portfolio includes a wide range of applications that manage broadband connectivity, data traffic, devices, voice and video communications over wireless networks. With 30 years of experience developing world-class client and server software, Smith Micro helps the leading mobile network operators, device manufacturers and enterprises increase efficiency and capitalize on the growth of mobile-connected consumers and workforces. For more information, visit smithmicro.com.


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