Telstra Global taps Tekelec for new LTE services in Asia-Pacific

Telstra Global taps Tekelec for new LTE services in Asia-Pacific

New diameter network enables LTE roaming, video and OTT services

Telstra Global has announced that it will offer LTE roaming services across the Asia-Pacific region using Tekelec’s diameter signaling router.

The Tekelec router will provide the diameter signaling hub for Telstra Global’s IPX service announced last month.

The router enables a secure exchange of authorisation, authentication, billing, charging and network policies that use the diameter protocol to maintain subscribers’ LTE services while visiting international markets, according to a company statement.

“Operators are examining how to maximise the benefits that LTE networks provide, and international roaming is the first step,” Telstra global head of carrier services, Tejaswini Tilak, said.

Telstra Global IPX is a platform that enables mobile operators to introduce new services and applications and capitalise on mobile gaming and videostreaming.

Telstra cited market research from consulting company Parks Research, which noted that 53 percent of the world’s 4G/LTE subscribers in 2012 will be in the Asia-Pacific region.

“LTE will revolutionise mobile data business models around the world, and one of the building blocks is a trusted IP," Tekelec CTO, Doug Suriano, said in the statement.

Tekelec helps service providers manage and monetise mobile data and evolve to LTE.

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