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Signal

To convey information through a firm's actions. The more costly it is to provide a signal, the more credibility it has. For example, to call a press conference and tell everyone that the firm's prospects have improved is less effective than saying the same thing and raising the dividend.

Signal

An indication of a company's health and/or actions. Signaling a certain state or action may cause a company's stock to rise or fall in price. Generally speaking, the more money a signal costs a company to make, the stronger the signal is thought to be. For example, a company may make a statement indicating financial distress, but reducing its dividends is thought to be a stronger signal.

signal

To provide information to. For example, an unexpected dividend increase may signal investors that a firm's directors are more optimistic about future profits than previously thought. Likewise, the announcement of a new equity issue may signal investors that directors consider a firm's stock to be fully valued.
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As operators seek a cost-effective and realistic transition strategy moving towards a single, converged IMS architecture, there is increased recognition that signaling will play a crucial role in their IMS strategies," said Ronald De Lange, president and general manager of the Tekelec Network Signaling Group.
3V signaling to balance high-to-low and low-to-high transition times.
Session Controller (SC) provides signaling control and security for voice, video and multimedia SIP message flows.
With our broad experience in delivering high performance and highly reliable solutions for the signaling infrastructure, the Interphase Signaling Gateway was a natural next step as we focus on delivering higher value-add integrated solutions to the market.
Scalability - SBC provides distributed edge processing function for signaling and media offloading core IMS elements for connection and encryption management (e.
E[acute accent]Tekelec is a leading developer of now and next-generation signaling and switching telecommunications solutions, network performance management technology, and value-added applications.
Monty Johnson, president and general manager of Tekelec's Network Signaling Division, added, "This purchase demonstrates how seamlessly our signaling platform and network performance applications combine to provide value to our IOC customers.
Topology hiding and privacy: Complete infrastructure topology hiding at all protocol layers for confidentiality and attack prevention security, as well as modification, removal or insertion of call signaling application headers and fields.
TNS, a provider of call signaling and database access services to the U.
In addition to M3UA (MTP3 User Adaptation Part) both the Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP) and the SUA (SCCP User Adaptation Layer) protocols have been added to the Adax SG-HA Gateway.
Together with Adax PMC cards and software modules, the SBC-915X provides a single solution that can support all protocols for narrowband, broadband and IP signaling across T1/E1, OC3/STM-1 and Ethernet interfaces.
The signaling gateways enable the immediate IP migration of existing signaling points, regardless of network architecture and are fully interoperable with other gateways, Signal Transfer Points, databases and legacy PSTN switches.