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Tellabs SmartCore® LTE Solution Advances the Smart Mobile Internet

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Tellabs SmartCore® LTE Solution Advances the Smart Mobile Internet03:00 EST Thursday, February 03, 2011Tellabs® SmartCore® 9100 platform offers a high-performance LTE evolved packet coreNAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The age of the smart mobile Internet is just beginning. Over the next few years, analysts foresee huge growth in mobile data traffic. To close the gap between surging mobile data traffic, higher network costs and lower revenues per user, service providers need to transform their networks and business models with networks that are designed to be flatter, faster and more intelligent.  Tellabs' new LTE (Long Term Evolution) EPC (evolved packet core), based on the Tellabs® SmartCore® 9100 platform, advances the transformation to the smart mobile Internet. As an LTE SGW (serving gateway) and PGW (PDN gateway), the Tellabs® SmartCore® 9100 platform offers high performance at a lower cost per bit, decreasing the total cost of ownership. With its integrated deep packet inspection, granular quality of service and traffic management architecture, it enables operators to monitor real-time traffic, enforce advanced policy and charging models, and generate revenue from new sources. Because it interworks gracefully with multiple LTE radio/access networks, the platform enables mobile operators to provide a consistent quality of user experience and avoid getting locked into a particular radio/access vendor. The Tellabs® SmartCore® EPC solution can enable greenfield operators to build a next-generation network with high performance, a compact footprint for distributed network design and advanced content awareness to enforce advanced policy and charging models. Current Tellabs® SmartCore® 9100 customers benefit from an easy migration from current WiMax or 3GPP solutions to LTE on the same platform."Mobile Internet traffic patterns are changing drastically as smartphones and mobile applications proliferate," said Rehan Jalil, senior vice president of mobile Internet for Tellabs. "Customers need much more than a router with other functions bolted on; instead they need a purpose-built solution with content awareness integrated into the packet core, which enables customers to meet the challenging business and technical demands of the mobile Internet." The Tellabs® SmartCore® 9100 platform for LTE networks is currently in trials with more than a dozen customers worldwide, and is expected to be generally available in the first quarter of 2011.About Tellabs ? Tellabs innovations enable the mobile Internet and help our customers succeed. That's why 43 of the top 50 global communications service providers choose our mobile, optical, business and services solutions. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300? Patent Index, the S&P 500 and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes. www.tellabs.comTellabs® and Tellabs logo® are trademarks of Tellabs or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Any other company or product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.SOURCE TellabsFor further information: media, Sonny Waheed, +44.871-574-7035,, or Marta Kwiatek, +1-630-798-2524,, or Ariana Nikitas, +1-630-798-2532,, or investor, Tom Scottino, +1-630-798-3602,, all of Tellabs