Tekelec puts calls through. The Oracle company's network signaling systems include media gateway controllers and signaling gateways that enable mobile messaging, network intelligence, and migration to Internet protocol (IP) connectivity. A dominant player in the diameter signaling controller market, its performance management and monitoring applications are used to improve network security, troubleshoot problems, and detect and remedy revenue loss. Tekelec sells directly and through distributors worldwide to telephone network operators and contact centers. AT&T is a key client.
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In 2012 Tekelec was taken private for $780 million by a group of investors led by Siris Capital Group; other buyers included ComVest, Sankaty Advisors, and ZelnickMedia. In 2013 the company was acquired by Oracle, which plans to integrate it into network signaling, policy control, and subscriber data management solutions as part of its Oracle Communications portfolio.
The company maintains offices in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, and across the US.
Tekelec's products are deployed by more than 300 service providers in 100-plus countries.
Tekelec is a leader in the diameter signaling controller market with a 75% to 85% market share. Nine of the world's 10 largest wireless communications operators use the company's signaling systems, accounting for a majority of the Tekelec's annual revenues.
Tekelec's strategy is to tap into its installed base and customer relationships to extend its share of the market by offering products that function within existing networks while allowing customers to transition to next-generation networks.
In the past, Tekelec has dealt with revenue declines related to delays in the deployment of 3G networks in certain markets (such as India) and government security regulations that, along with other factors, kept orders down. The company has also boosted its international presence through marketing alliances with global distributors.
In product development, the company has been focusing on its next-generation portfolio, which is powered by EAGLE XG middleware and provides session and policy management, performance management, and other services that meet the challenges of changing networks.
In 2013 company released its market-leading Policy Server, which enables service providers to rapidly create and introduce new mobile data and digital lifestyle options and partner with advertisers, businesses, and Wi-Fi network providers.
In 2012 Tekelec partnered with Roke Manor Research Ltd. for successful interoperability testing between Tekelec’s Mobile Policy Gateway (MPG) and Roke’s SmartSwitch subscriber engagement and connection management app. The app allows the company to extend policy rules from the core network to handsets, tablets, and other smart communication devices.