Tekelec today announced agreements to acquire two companies enriching the broadband Internet experience, policy control provider Camiant and evolved subscriber data management (SDM) company Bluesli
Tekelec today announced agreements to acquire two companies enriching the broadband Internet experience, policy control provider Camiant and evolved subscriber data management (SDM) company Blueslice Networks. With these acquisitions, Tekelec seeks to shape the definition of next-generation core networks as global service providers evolve to all-Internet protocol (IP) architectures such as long-term evolution (LTE) and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS).
Camiant has 30 fixed and mobile broadband customers worldwide, including Verizon, Vodafone, Sprint, Comcast and Cox Communications. Recently, Camiant announced that Verizon Wireless selected the companyâ€™s Multimedia Policy Engine (MPE) as the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) for Verizon Wirelessâ€™ nationwide deployment of its 4G LTE network and IMS-based services over the existing 3G network.
Bluesliceâ€™s evolved Subscriber Data Management solutions are deployed with 19 customers worldwide. The flexibility built into Bluesliceâ€™s software allows it to address the needs of mobile service providers, voice over IP (VoIP) operators, fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) players and machine-to-machine (M2M) service providers, supporting consolidation and seamless sharing of subscriber information across 2G, 3G, IMS and LTE networks.
â€œTekelec is now the only player in the industry with a portfolio solely focused on scaling the intelligence layer of all-IP networks. Camiantâ€™s and Bluesliceâ€™s histories of innovation, market leadership, and software-centric business models enhance our ability to enable service providers to manage network complexity and enhance the user experienceâ€, said Frank Plastina, president and CEO of Tekelec.