Tekelec Enhances Switch

Tekelec is featuring two new software releases of the Tekelec 7000 Class 5 Packet Switch during GLOBALCOMM 2006

June 6, 2006

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), a leading developer of high-performance network applications for next-generation fixed, mobile and packet networks, is featuring two new software releases of the Tekelec 7000 Class 5 Packet Switch during GLOBALCOMM 2006. The enhancements provide softswitch capabilities for cable system operators (MSOs), additional options for broadband loop carrier (BLC) systems, and expanded DS1 trunking capacity.

Tekelec 7000 Release 5.0 has added PacketCable™ interfaces including network call signalling (NCS) and dynamic quality of service (DQOS) for both NCS and session initiation protocol (SIP). These enhancements enable the Tekelec 7000 to serve as a combined call management server, media gateway controller, signalling gateway and trunking gateway for PacketCable and PacketCable Multimedia cable systems. Release 5.0 also includes new voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) interfaces to enable additional deployment options with multi-service access gateways and BLC systems and features that enhance rural VoIP service delivery.

Tekelec 7000 Release 5.0 is currently in trials with operators including GCI and will be commercially available in third quarter 2006.

"We have thoroughly tested release 5.0 for NCS [cable telephony] in our lab and found it to be solid. The few issues uncovered were fixed expeditiously. SIP components (VoIP) of 5.0 are still under test, and the test program is going smoothly,” said Derek Welton, director, Switched Voice, GCI. “Tekelec 7000 and Tekelec 6000 architecture form the foundation for our rollout of local services statewide in Alaska. GCI enjoys success as a CLEC in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. We are now extending that offering to the next level of communities throughout the state.”

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