Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Alcatel Extends OEM Deal on Tekelec 8000 Media Gateway

Alcatel agreed to a three-year extension of a preferred OEM agreement under which it supplies the Tekelec 8000 Media Gateway as a part of the Alcatel Mobile Next Generation Network (NGN) solution.

As part of this agreement, Alcatel will continue to integrate Tekelec's media gateway in a significant portion of its Mobile NGN solution shipments and may now use Tekelec's 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.

The Tekelec 8000 is a converged media gateway that complements Alcatel's 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.

Alcatel's distributed Mobile NGN has been been deployed or is currently being deployed for tier one service providers like T-Mobile USA, Dobson, TA Orange, Celcom Malaysia, China Mobile and VimpelCom.

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