Telstra Global

Telstra Global Taps Tekelec for New LTE Services

Press Release   •   Oct 14, 2012 16:24 BST

New Diameter Network Enables Revenue-Generating LTE Roaming, Video and OTT Services

Telstra Global is offering LTE roaming services across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region using Tekelec’s Diameter Signaling Router (DSR). Tekelec’s market-leading DSR is providing the diameter signaling hub for Telstra Global’s IPX service announced last month. It enables the secure exchange of authorization, authentication, billing, charging and network policies that use the diameter protocol to maintain subscribers’ LTE services while visiting international markets. 

“Operators are examining how to maximize the benefits that LTE networks provide, and international roaming is the first step,” said Tejaswini Tilak, Global Head of Carrier Services at Telstra Global. “Tekelec is a leader in this space, with the scalability, security and vision for us to support the region’s LTE requirements and capitalize on increased international mobility and exploding mobile data consumption.”

Telstra Global IPX Service offers a platform that enables mobile operators to introduce new services and applications, to take advantage of ever more popular capabilities such as mobile gaming and video streaming with superior end user experience. It is provided over Telstra Global’s scalable and managed IP MPLS core network which maximizes traffic on both legacy and new mobile platforms, allowing Telstra Global to partner with mobile operators that have already embarked on or are heading towards their LTE journey.

According to market research and consulting company Parks Research, 53 percent of the world’s 4G/LTE subscribers by the end of the year will be in the Asia-Pacific region.

“LTE will revolutionize mobile data business models around the world, and one of the building blocks is a trusted IP exchange,” said Tekelec CTO Doug Suriano. “Telstra Global’s demonstrated leadership and innovation will give service providers new capabilities to increase their service offerings and meet subscriber demand for LTE services.”

Tekelec leads the diameter routing market with 19 announced customers and an estimated 75 percent to 85 percent market share, according to industry analyst firm Exact Ventures.

Supporting Resources

Tekelec LTE Diameter Signaling Index: Forecast Report and Analysis 2011-2016
Diameter Signaling Controllers: Forecast Report & Analysis 2012-2017 Excerpt 
New Diameter Network: Managing the Signaling Storm White Paper 
New Diameter Network: Over-the-Top, Clouds and Machines White Paper 
The New Diameter Network White Paper 
The Time for Diameter Is Now White Paper 
Diameter Signaling Router product brief

Telstra Global is a leading global supplier of managed network services and international data, voice and satellite services. It is a division of the leading Australia-based, tier 1 telecommunications and media services company, Telstra Corporation Limited and owns one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.
Telstra provides global telecommunications services and solutions and is an expert in bringing the advantages of customer centric managed network solutions to the business community. Together with its offshore subsidiaries and international investments, Telstra serves over 200 of the world’s top 500 companies, spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Telstra Global is ideally suited to provide your IT solutions, with its experience and expertise; security and reliability; trust and financial strength.