Tekelec (Nasdaq: TKLC), a developer of telecom switching and signaling products, is continuing its global expansion efforts with the establishment of direct operations in India.

Located in Delhi, Tekelec says the new office supports the rapidly growing telecommunications market in India, which has 42.5 million fixed-line and 28 million mobile users.

“India provides significant opportunities in both the fixed and mobile telecom segments,” said Fred Lax, president and CEO of Tekelec. “–We realize that the best way to support the region is by establishing direct sales and support operations. We see a strong fit for Tekelec in this dynamic market.”

Avijit Chaliha is overseeing the Indian operations for Tekelec as managing director. The company has named Sanjay Vidyarthi chief operating officer for India. Vidyarthi has held management positions with Santera Systems (now a part of Tekelec) and Lucent Technologies.

“We are excited about our growing presence in the Indian market,” Chaliha said. “We are helping leading service providers in India, such as Bharti, Reliance, and Tata, create future-proof networks, enabling them to maximize existing resources, deliver revenue-generating apps, and evolve smoothly to new technologies.

Morrisville-based Tekelec now has offices in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, London, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, and the United States. The company has deployed systems to for the telecommunications network performance of its clients, including AT&T Wireless, France Telecom, Nextel, Verizon, and Vodafone.

Shares of TKLC have a 52-week high of $21.10 and a low of $7.56.

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