|[January 24, 2013]
KT Selects Tekelec's Market-Leading Policy Server for LTE and 3G Networks
MORRISVILLE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
South Korean mobile operator KT (News - Alert) is deploying Tekelec's
Server (PCRF) for its LTE (News - Alert) and 3G networks. The Policy Server will
support KT's new Voice over LTE (VoLTE) offering, LTE data plans and
Rich Communication Suite (RCS) service.
South Korea is the world's second largest LTE market and one of the most
advanced mobile markets in the world. Five months after launching its
service, KT exceeded one million LTE subscribers. The operator exceeded
three million LTE subscribers in mid-November and four million by the
end of 2012. About 63 percent of KT's 3G and LTE subscribers use
smartphones and in December the operator released Apple's (News - Alert) iPhone® 5,
which has gained sensational popularity.
Tekelec's Policy Server will support daily and monthly quota tracking
for a variety of services, including voice, Internet usage, file
transfer, instant messaging, and video telephony. The daily tracking
will give KT new flexibility to offer per diem packages and service
options across 3G, LTE and RCS services - a rarity in the industry.
"KT is providing the fastest nationwide LTE network in Korea, with
innovative data plans including Voice over LTE, Rich Communications
Suite, video services and more," said Mr. Ji Yung-Ha, Vice President,
Mobile Network Business Unit, Network Group of KT. "Tekelec's (News - Alert) Policy
Server plays a critical role by allowing us to rapidly create and launch
profitable mobile data services."
"KT's new LTE services enrich the subscriber experience and give
customers new advanced options for communications services and mobile
data applications," said Houck Reed, vice president of product
management and marketing at Tekelec. "As the brain o LTE and 3G
networks, Tekelec's Policy Server will enable KT to take advantage of
new business models that extend policy enforcement to the mobile device
and offer policy as a service to over-the-top application providers."
The deal expands Tekelec's policy footprint to a new country in the
Asia-Pacific region. The company has additional customers in India,
Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Globally, Tekelec policy solutions serve more than 60 service providers,
including more than 50 Tier 1 providers, in 35 countries. In October, Current
Analysis named Tekelec a leader in the PCRF market and said, "the
Tekelec Policy Server still sets the standard in the industry against
which all other policy controllers are measured." In July, industry
analyst firm Analysys
Mason named Tekelec the leading independent policy market vendor by
share for the third consecutive year.
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We are the architects of the new Diameter network, the foundation for
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