Local Tech Wire

MORRISVILLE, N.C. – Susie Kim Riley, the founder and chief technology officer at Camiant, is joining her firm’s new owner Tekelec (Nasdaq: TKLC) as its chief marketing officer.

Camiant is a developer and provider of mobile data management and networking technology.

Tekelec closed on the acquisition of Camiant on Friday. It was one of two companies the network communications company

The deals for Camiant and Blueslice Networks cost Tekelec some $160 million, including $130 million for Camiant.

Camiant, which is based in Marlborough, Mass., has more than 100 employees.

"Susie and the Camiant team introduced a new generation of solutions for service providers to manage advanced Internet-based services over broadband networks," said Frank Plastina, Tekelec’s chief executive officer, in a statement. "She is the strongest voice for policy control in the industry and will be an asset to customers’ efforts to truly capture the value of their network assets and offer compelling new services."

Riley founded Camiant in 2003. A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in electrical engineering, Riley has some 15 years of experience in telecommunications. She also has worked at several communications firms.

Its customers include large telecommunications firm such as Verizon, Vierizon Wireless, Sprint, Vodafone, Comcast and Cox Communications.

Camiant is also working with Verizon on its next-generation 4G wireless broadband network.

Tekelec is positioning itself with the acquisitions as the “only player” in the signaling and communications sector that can ‘blend” business intelligence, mobile messaging, network management and other data needs across a variety of platforms.

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