Telefonica UK Picks Tekelec for Policy Server
Tekelec has been selected by Telefónica UK to provide the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) in the 3G and LTE core networks. The Policy Server will combine with Tekelec’s Subscriber Profile Repository to enable Telefónica UK to offer advanced services for smartphones, tablets and other mobile data devices.
The Policy Server will help create new mobile data services and tariff plans using a variety of criteria, including volume of data, speed, time and applications.
According to Tekelec, its policy solutions serve more than 60 service providers, including more than 50 Tier 1 providers, in 35 countries. Fifteen Telefónica operators in Latin America and Europe are among this customer base.
Telefónica UK has more than 22 million mobile customers, with 47 percent smartphone penetration as of March 2013. In the first quarter of 2013, 93 percent of new contract customers chose a smartphone.