Alcatel and Tekelec agreed on a three-year extension of their preferred OEM agreement, thus allowing Alcatel to continue to deploy the Tekelec 8000 Media Gateway as a part of Alcatels Mobile Next Generation Network (NGN) solution.
The Tekelec 8000 is described as a highly flexible and reliable converged media gateway that complements Alcatels innovative, standard-based distributed mobile switching solution. The cornerstone of this solution is the Alcatel 5020 Wireless Call Server, a multi-standard and field-proven mobile call server controlling distributed media gateways and managing call/session control for voice and data services.
As part of this agreement, Alcatel will continue to integrate Tekelecs media gateway in a significant portion of its Mobile NGN solution shipments and may now use Tekelecs media gateway in fixed and mobile environments. In parallel, the two companies will also continue to actively cooperate on the implementation of the open Mc interface between the media gateway and the call server.
Building upon Alcatels and Tekelecs best-in-breed technologies, Alcatel has established a clear leadership position in the Mobile NGN market over the past two years, Marc Rouanne, Chief operating officer of Alcatels mobile communications activities, commented. The extension of our cooperation with Tekelec illustrates our strong commitment to field-proven and cost-effective solutions .
Fred Lax, Tekelec President and Chief executive officer, added, Tekelec is a leader in converged media gateway technologies, and the ideal choice to help mobile operators deliver advanced, revenue-building services today while supporting their transition to tomorrows converged solutions. Thanks to our renewed and extended relationship with Alcatel, a renowned global Mobile NGN turnkey solution provider, we expect to continue to grow our strong next-generation wireless media gateway market share.
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