Tekelec Takes ‘Policy Everywhere’ with New Partners

  Tekelec Takes ‘Policy Everywhere’ with New Partners

  Expands Interoperability Tests with Roke to Include Greenpacket and Smith
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Mobile World Congress 2013 Mobile World Congress 2013:Tekelec

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2013

Mobile World Congress Hall 6, Stand 6E21

Tekelec is expanding its "Policy Everywhere” partner ecosystem to help mobile
operators deliver a superior subscriber experience. Tekelec 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. 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. 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 wayto 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, 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

Greenpacketprides 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. Greenpacketbelieves in a future of limitless freedom in
wireless communications and commits to meeting the needs of customers through
innovative solutions.

Greenpacketis the solutions pillar of Green PacketBerhad, which is founded in
2000 in the Silicon Valley. Green PacketBerhadis 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.

Contact:

Tekelec
Adam Parken |  Senior Manager, Marketing Communications
mobile: 919-413-2598
adam.parken@tekelec.com