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Tekelec Opens European Headquarters In UK

Tekelec, the North Carolina-based supplier of network switching solutions and advanced diagnostic systems, opened its European headquarters in Staines, Middlesex.

The move comes, said the vendor, in response to increased European demand for its Eagle Signaling System 7 (SS7) and Internet Protocol (IP) solutions.

Tekelec appointed David Colbeck, formerly managing director of Ericsson's Cellular Systems and Terminals Division, as managing director of Tekelec in Europe. Other London personnel include Neil Tomlinson, director, market development, Europe; and Richard Brayshaw, director, NSD European sales.

"David and his London-based team will work closely with our Raleigh, N.C. divisions to expand our presence in European markets," said Mike Margolis, president and CEO of Tekelec. "The spread of deregulation--combined with the rapid increase in competition among European telecommunications operators--has created tremendous opportunities for our Intelligent Network solutions."

"Tekelec recognises the European carrier's increased reliance on SS7 and Intelligent Network technologies," Colbeck said. "As these carriers engineer their networks for greater bandwidth and capacity to deploy new value-added Intelligent Network features, the Eagle platform will meet these needs."

Tekelec's UK address is: Kynvett House, The Causeway, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 3BA. Tel: +44 1784 898138