|[February 25, 2013]
Tekelec Takes 'Policy Everywhere' with New Partners
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) Hall 6, Stand 6E21
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™),
Mobile Data Offload platform) and Smith
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
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
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
Tekelec's Mobile Policy Gateway integrates with its own market-leading
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
"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."
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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.
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.
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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