Managed network services provider 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, by the end of the year, 53 percent of the world’s 4G/LTE subscribers 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 is a leader in 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.