Telecom Lead Asia: KT has decided to deploy Tekelec’s Policy Server (PCRF) for its LTE and 3G networks to support daily and monthly quota tracking for a variety of services.
Tekelec says its advanced Policy Server will support the South Korean mobile operator’s new Voice over LTE (VoLTE) offering, LTE data plans and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) service.
KT is an important win for Tekelec that has already gained customers in India, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for its Policy Server.
In October, Current Analysis named Tekelec a leader in the PCRF market and said the Tekelec Policy Server still sets the standard in the industry against which all other policy controllers are measured.
In July, Analysys Mason named Tekelec the leading independent policy market vendor by share.
KT has done well with its 4G / LTE launches.
Five months after launching its service, KT exceeded one million LTE subscribers. The operator exceeded three million LTE subscribers in mid-November and four million by the end of 2012. About 63 percent of KT’s 3G and LTE subscribers use smartphones.
Tekelec’s Policy Server will support daily and monthly quota tracking for a variety of services, including voice, Internet usage, file transfer, instant messaging, and video telephony. The daily tracking will give KT new flexibility to offer per diem packages and service options across 3G, LTE and RCS services.
“KT is providing the fastest nationwide LTE network in Korea, with innovative data plans including Voice over LTE, Rich Communications Suite, video services and more,” said Ji Yung-Ha, vice president, Mobile Network Business Unit, Network Group of KT. “Tekelec’s Policy Server plays a critical role by allowing us to rapidly create and launch profitable mobile data services.”
Houck Reed, vice president of product management and marketing at Tekelec, said: “As the brain of LTE and 3G networks, Tekelec’s Policy Server will enable KT to take advantage of new business models that extend policy enforcement to the mobile device and offer policy as a service to over-the-top application providers.”