Tekelec to utilize Teligent's middleware and applications

Tekelec to utilize Teligent's middleware and applications Teligent (Stockholmsbörsens O-list) today announced the establishment of a distribution agreement with Tekelec (Nasdaq: TKLC), a leading developer of telecommunication products for next-generation fixed, mobile, and packet networks. Under the terms of the agreement, Tekelec will offer the Teligent P90/E middleware and services on its new TekServer(TM) application server. General availability of the first suite of applications is scheduled for the third quarter of this year. The TekServer application server is fully integrated with Tekelec's EAGLE® 5 Signaling Application System (SAS), providing the ability to implement and direct network applications directly from the signal transfer point (STP) platform. The EAGLE 5 system handles all of the signaling and routing within the core network and is in an ideal position to offload SMS traffic and deliver value-added applications and services. Tekelec's integrated solution provides superior throughput and reduces the number of network elements traditionally required to perform these functions along with the associated costs of interconnection and transmission. -"We are delighted to team up with a partner with such a prominent market position as Tekelec", said Jan Gottlander, Vice President of Sales for Teligent AB. "Teligent has an aggressive approach to broaden its global sales channel and the partnership with Tekelec contains great possibilities to drive further growth for both companies." -"We are pleased with this relationship with Teligent," said Monty Johnson, Vice President, Network Systems Division, Tekelec. "It will immediately enhance our ability to offer our customers Intelligent Network, SMS, and MMS solutions that are fully integrated on the EAGLE 5 SAS. By closely coupling these new services with the EAGLE's existing intelligent routing capabilities such as our industry-leading number portability solution, we enable carriers to dramatically increase the performance and reliability of their service offerings and capture additional revenue. Through this partnership, and others to come, we will deliver the end-to-end solutions that our customers require while evolving their networks into the next generation and beyond." Teligent provides telecom carriers with services and applications based on a generic and flexible middleware platform, the Teligent P90/E. These applications and middleware will now be available within Tekelec's product portfolio. -"Tekelec is an excellent partner for us and the agreement is a direct result of our ambition to expand our market through increased indirect sales," said Ulf Lindstén, President and CEO of Teligent. "Tekelec has a strong position in several critical network elements, and we believe the addition of new, value-added services will further strengthen the company's position as a leading supplier of comprehensive solutions to carriers around the globe." The middleware platform Teligent P90/E is implemented in various configurations by a large number of leading carriers in the international telecommunications market, including AT&T Wireless, BT, Telefónica, Telia and the Vodafone Group. EAGLE is a registered trademark of Tekelec. TekServer is a trademark of Tekelec. For further information, please contact: Jan Gottlander, Vice President Sales, Teligent AB Tel. +46-8 410 170 30 jan.gottlander@teligent.se Fredrik Backlund, Corporate Communications, Teligent AB Tel. +46 8-520 660 03 fredrik.backlund@teligent.se Linda Marco, Senior Manager, Marketing Communications, Tekelec Tel. +1-919 380 3842 linda.marco@tekelec.com Michael Attar, Director, Investor Relations, Tekelec Tel. +1-818 880 7821 michael.attar@tekelec.com About Tekelec Tekelec is a leading developer of telecommunications signaling solutions, packet-telephony infrastructure, network monitoring technology, and value-added applications. Tekelec's innovative solutions are widely deployed in traditional and next-generation wireline and wireless networks and contact centers worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas. Calif., with research and development facilities and sales offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.tekelec.com. About Teligent Teligent develops, markets and sells advanced value added services for telecommunications networks. The services and applications provided by the company are based on the generic service development platform, the Teligent P90/E. Teligent's solutions are currently utilised by leading telecom operators, for example BT, Telia, Tele2, Telefónica, AT&T Wireless, Cingular, T-mobile USA and Maroc Telecom. Teligent was founded in 1990 and has been listed on the Stockholmsbörsen (Stockholm Stock Exchange) since 1999. The company's head offices are situated in Nynäshamn. Outside Sweden, there are wholly owed subsidiaries located in France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and the USA (under the trademark Nabla Communications Inc.). Through partnerships and OEM sales the company has also been able to establish a presence in Africa and the Middle East. Teligent has approximately 230 employees and in 2002 generated an income of SEK 250,000,000. 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Teligent develops, markets and sells advanced value added services for telecommunications networks. The services and applications provided by the company are based on the generic service development platform, the Teligent P90/E. Teligent's solutions are currently utilised by leading telecom operators, for example AT&T Wireless, BT, Cingular, Maroc Telecom, T-Mobile USA, Telefónica, Tele2, Telia and members of the Vodafone group. Teligent was founded in 1990 and has been listed on the Stockholmsbörsen (the Stockholm Stock Exchange) since 1999. With offices throughout the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and the Middle East as well as international partnerships, the company combine global reach with expertise in local market requirements. For further information please visit www.teligent.se

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