|[February 06, 2013]
Tekelec and Allot Complete Interoperability Testing to Expand Policy Control to Over-The-Top Applications
MORRISVILLE, N.C. & HOD HASHARON, Israel --(Business Wire)--
Communications Ltd.�(NASDAQ, TASE: ALLT) have completed
Interoperability Testing (IOT) for the 3GPP Sd Interface that offers
service providers more powerful application policy control and
enforcement with a more efficient network architecture. The IOT was
performed to support a global Tier-1 mobile operator that plans to
implement application-specific policies.
The new Diameter Sd Interface helps operators offer subscribers new
digital lifestyle services, such as the connected home, mobile
payments, mobile health and analytics. With the new Allot (News - Alert)/Tekelec Sd
integration and by using 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
standardized mechanisms, operators are able to offer innovative and
competitive mobile broadband service plans with dynamic management of
over-the-top traffic based on network utilization, subscriber and device
The companies are the first to announce IOT over the new Sd Diameter
Interface, which communicates between the Tekelec
Policy Server (PCRF) and Allot's
Service Gateway Sigma E Traffic Detection Function (TDF) in order to
enable detection and enforcement control over applications.
The long-term value of the Sd interface goes well beyond restrictions to
specific content. The interface, whose standards were defined by the
3GPP R11, allows operators to:
Create application-based service tiers and one-time offers through
better application identification and control.
Extend policy intelligence and control to new traffic management
Enable single unified traffic management for converged networks.
Simplify network architecture and operations by eliminating the need
for a RADIUS interface between the TDF/DPI and the Gateway (News - Alert) GPRS
Support Node (GGSN). The Sd Diameter Interface allows operators to
transfer some tasks the GGSN manages to the Policy Server, thereby
removing the need for a separate connection between the TDF/DPI and
Enhance Quality of Service (QoS) for applications such as video
streaming and voice over LTE (News - Alert), both expected to be the largest
generators of diameter messages by 2016 accordin to Tekelec's
LTE Diameter Signaling Index forecast.
"Interoperability between policy servers, TDF/DPI and video optimization
technologies over the Sd interface will improve service providers'
ability to deliver the application-based services that some customers
will prefer," said Graham Finnie, Chief Analyst at Heavy Reading. "The
industry-first interoperability between Tekelec and Allot brings new
innovation to the market."
Allot Communications (News - Alert) has
been named market leader amongst DPI pure-play vendors by Strategy
Analytics. Allot holds the current leading position in a number of 3GPP
committees and its TDF has been embraced and support by leading
operators around the world. Mobile broadband solutions company Tekelec
is the leading independent policy server vendor according
to Analysys Mason and
Exact Ventures. Tekelec policy solutions now serve more than 60
service providers, including more than 50 Tier 1 providers, in 35
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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.
About Allot Communications
Allot Communications Ltd (News - Alert). (NASDAQ, TASE: ALLT) is a leading global
provider of intelligent broadband solutions that put mobile, fixed and
enterprise networks at the center of the digital lifestyle. Allot's
DPI-based solutions identify and leverage the business intelligence in
data networks, empowering operators to shape digital lifestyle
experiences and to capitalize on the network traffic they generate.
Allot's unique blend of innovative technology, proven know-how and
collaborative approach to industry standards and partnerships enables
service providers worldwide to elevate their role in the digital
lifestyle ecosystem and to open the door to a wealth of new business
opportunities. For more information, please visit www.allot.com.
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