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Acme Packet is SBC Market Leader for Fourth Year in a Row
<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>Market Analyst Names Acme Packet “The Runaway SBC Market Leader” in 2009</i> </p>
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Acme Packet is SBC Market Leader for Fourth Year in a Row08:30 EDT Tuesday, April 27, 2010 BURLINGTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that leading research firms, Infonetics Research, Dell'Oro Group and Current Analysis reported that Acme Packet continued to lead the session border controller (SBC) market in 2009. With a consensus market share greater than 50%, Acme Packet remains the undisputed leader in the SBC market it invented. While the overall market for SBCs continued to increase, both Infonetics and Dell'Oro Group reported that Acme Packet improved on its longstanding leadership position in 2009 with four times more market share than its nearest competitor. In its March 2010 report, Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers – Quarterly Worldwide and Regional Market Share and Forecasts 4Q2009, Infonetics reported that Acme Packet captured 52% of the SBC market based on product revenues for fiscal year 2009, almost four times that of any competitor. In addition, Dell'Oro Group reported in its Carrier IP Telephony report for 2009 that Acme Packet held a commanding 55% of the SBC market in the same time period. Current Analysis' March 2010 Company Assessment gave Acme Packet a five-star rating for the 5th year in a row, naming the company as “the runaway SBC market leader,” while noting that, “with new products to address scalability and opportunities in enterprise and mobile environments, Acme Packet looks to continue its dominance in the SBC market in the coming year.” “The market for SBCs has progressed from early stage deployments characterized by smaller contracts to larger scale deployments as a growing number of providers have made significant progress in converting to IP-based infrastructure and expanded their IP-to-IP borders with services like residential VoIP, SIP trunking, and provider-to-provider IP peering,” said Diane Myers, directing analyst of service provider VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research. “Acme Packet remains well-positioned to take advantage of the growing service provider and enterprise SBC market that is set to exceed $2.5 billion in cumulative revenues from 2010 through 2014.” “These latest market share numbers illustrate the critical role Acme Packet's SBCs play in controlling the border for more than 1,000 customers across fixed and mobile service providers, enterprise and contact center market segments,” said Andy Ory, president, CEO and co-founder of Acme Packet. “Acme Packet is in an ideal position to solve the critical security, service assurance and regulatory compliance issues associated with the explosive increase in IP-to-IP borders and the volume of traffic that passes through them.” About Acme Packet Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first-class interactive communications – voice, video and multimedia sessions – and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks--from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols--SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS, H.248 and RTSP--and multiple border points--service provider access and interconnect, and enterprise access and trunking. Over 10,000 Acme Packet systems have been deployed by more than 1,000 customers in over 105 countries. They include 90 of the top 100 service providers in the world; and 11 of the Fortune 25. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com. Acme Packet, Inc. Safe Harbor Statement Statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, future growth in the SBC market, market adoption of SBCs, Acme Packet's market share leadership, whether new and existing customers will look to Acme Packet to provide critical security, service assurance and regulatory compliance solutions for successful delivery of these services and applications, the benefits and features of sessions border controllers, the ability to facilitate service and support and to secure large enterprise networks, as well as Acme Packet's expected range and reach into new markets and its relationships with new customers, distributions channel and product partners. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties expanding its customer base; difficulties leveraging market opportunities; difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers; poor product sales; long sales cycles; difficulty developing new products; difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners; higher risk in international operations; difficulty managing rapid growth; difficulty managing its financial performance; its ability to hire and retain employees and appropriately staff its operations; its cash needs; the impact of new accounting pronouncements and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in the Company's recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.