The Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) market "saw tremendous growth in
its first full year" and was "dominated by a single firm, Tekelec,"
according to industry analyst firm Exact Ventures. The report updated
Exact Ventures' research from June 2012, which credited Tekelec with 75
percent to 85 percent market share.
The new January 2013 report said, "Nothing has happened in the market to
indicate that Tekelec has lost any of the market leadership it has
established through the first part of 2012."
Tekelec's achieved its dominant position according to the report by:
Tekelec has more than 25 DSR customers and Exact Ventures says, "it is
clear that Tekelec has won the vast majority of the large-scale DSC
deployments to date." Customers include T-Mobile,
Global, Syniverse, and multiple Tier 1 operators in North America,
Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Exact Ventures' research comes in the new report, "Diameter
Signaling Controller (DSC) Vendor & Forecast Report, 2012-2017."
The firm forecasts that the total DSC market will grow by an average of
50 percent per year from 2012 through 2017, "developing in tandem with
the LTE market."
"Once LTE is deployed and testing begins, operators begin to see the
need to manage and control their Diameter traffic. Since signaling
traffic is very difficult to predict, LTE operators have been aggressive
aout deploying DSCs as insurance against unforeseen surges or spikes in
signaling traffic," said Greg Collins, founder and principal analyst of
Exact Ventures, in the report. "As service providers continue to
introduce sophisticated applications and data plans that continually
need to exchange information with policy servers, subscriber databases,
and billing systems, the DSC market will be vital and mission critical
to operators for years to come."
Tekelec's Diameter Signaling Router gives service providers the
scalability, reliability and flexibility to manage mobile data and
signaling growth and profit from mobile data services. It is a key
component of the New
Diameter Network, which relies on the Diameter protocol to exchange
network, subscriber, policy, and charging information.
Last month, Exact Ventures' data also showed Tekelec
as the leading independent policy server (PCRF) provider.
"As LTE subscriptions rise, so too will personalized mobile advertising,
Voice over LTE and RCS services," said Houck Reed, vice president of
product management and marketing at Tekelec. "Operators are selecting
New Diameter Network solutions that accelerate time-to-market for these
services and scale to manage signaling traffic that is growing three
times faster than mobile data traffic."
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Signaling Router product brief
Tekelec's intelligent mobile broadband solutions enable service
providers to manage and monetize mobile data and evolve to LTE and IMS.
We are the architects of the new Diameter network, the foundation for
session, policy and subscriber data management. More than 300 service
providers use our market-leading solutions to deliver cloud,
machine-to-machine and personalized services to consumers and
enterprises. For more information visit www.tekelec.com.
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