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Tekelec's MGTS Signalling Diagnostic System is First to Offer Local Number Portability Testing.



CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 1996--

New Feature Allows Equipment Manufacturers and Service Providers

to Bring LNP-Compliant Products and Services to Market Faster

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: TKLC), announced today that its MGTS MGTS Message Generator Traffic Simulator
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 Signalling Diagnostic System is the first test system in the industry to offer Local Number Portability "LNP" redirects here. For the airport in Virginia with that IATA code, see Lonesome Pine Airport. For the compound InP, see Indium phosphide.

Local number portability, (LNP) for fixed lines, and full mobile number portability
 (LNP (Local Number Portability) The capability of keeping the same local telephone number when switching carriers. See NP and WLNP. ) testing. With its new LNP capabilities, the Tekelec MGTS now enables telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers to ensure that their equipment and services comply with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC (1) (Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, www.fcc.gov) The U.S. government agency that regulates interstate and international communications including wire, cable, radio, TV and satellite. The FCC was created under the U.S. ) LNP mandate.

LNP is a critical feature for all telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers as the FCC now requires that every local telephone service provider support LNP before the end of 1997 in order to provide an even playing field within the local telephone market. Number portability See NP.  is defined as allowing telecommunications users to retain their existing numbers without sacrificing quality, reliability or convenience when switching from one carrier to another.

Cathy Wiggins, marketing manager for Tekelec's Signalling Diagnostic Products said, "To comply with the FCC mandates, the telecommunications industry has to develop, deploy and verify LNP services at a rapid rate. However, this presents a significant challenge, since the LNP standards are still in flux. As LNP rolls out, switch manufacturers and service providers will require a diagnostic tool that is flexible enough to test LNP even as the standards continue to be finalized See finalization. . Tekelec's MGTS is ideal for this type of testing and can help manufacturers and providers assure compliance to the FCC mandate while quickly getting their products and services to market."

Tekelec's MGTS can simulate all of the network elements and validate the functionality associated with the LNP application resident on those elements. Such elements include the recently-announced, integrated STP/LNP platforms offered on Tekelec's EAGLE Signal Transfer Point (STP STP or standard temperature and pressure, standard conditions for measurement of the properties of matter. The standard temperature is the freezing point of pure water, 0°C; or 273.15°K;. ).

Emulating an LNP-equipped switch, vendors can utilize the MGTS to generate Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN Ain, in the Bible
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) triggers, which are then routed through STPs to LNP applications contained on the STPs or SCPs (Service Control Points). In addition, Global Title Translation capabilities of the STP and the resulting LNP translations are essential to robust LNP implementations.

Carriers can emulate LNP traffic mixes with the MGTS and simultaneously generate a variety of other traffic mixes, duplicating real-world environments. In these scenarios, the MGTS LNP application can stress switches and end offices, ensuring end-to-end functionality of LNP implementations.

The ability to functionally validate and stress switches, STPs and databases make the MGTS an essential tool for switch manufactures, general purpose computer manufacturers and carriers, alike, when developing, validating or implementing LNP applications, services or products.

The Tekelec MGTS Signalling Diagnostic System with its new LNP capabilities is available immediately. Pricing of the MGTS starts at $43,000. The LNP protocol set starts at $6,000.

Tekelec is a leading supplier of advanced diagnostic systems and innovative network switching solutions that enable rapid delivery of advanced communications services for the global communications marketplace. Tekelec's diagnostic systems are used by its customers to design, install and maintain their communications equipment and networks. Tekelec's EAGLE STP switching platform is designed to meet the complex requirements of SS7 networks and enable wireline and wireless operators to deliver Advanced Intelligent Network services. -0-

NOTE: Tekelec logo, Chameleon chameleon (kəmē`lēən, –mēl`yən), small- to medium-sized lizard of the family Chamaeleonidae. About eighty species are found in sub-Saharan Africa, with a few in S Asia.  and EAGLE are registered trademarks of Tekelec. Visit our Web site at www.tekelec.com

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