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Acme Packet Unlocks Potential for QSC's Next Generation Network

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>Net-Net SBC Flexibility and Feature Set Helps German VoIP Provider Optimize Revenues and Reduce Costs</i> </p>

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Acme Packet Unlocks Potential for QSC's Next Generation Network08:30 EDT Wednesday, June 02, 2010 BURLINGTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that German telecommunications service provider QSC AG (QSC) has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net® 4500 session border controller (SBC) for its IPfonie®centraflex IP Centrex service. The Net-Net SBC is enabling QSC to grow its high-capacity, next-generation network, utilizing the broad feature set of Acme Packet's Net-Net OS to reduce costs and expand service-level capabilities without requiring modifications to its core network. Cologne-based QSC offers businesses of all sizes a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality voice, data and managed services over broadband or leased line access to its high capacity Next Generation Network (NGN). QSC employs approximately 700 people throughout Germany and operates on a nationwide scale, connecting over 200 German cities with populations of more than 40,000. QSC chose Acme Packet for its industry-leading feature set, which provides QSC with the flexibility to address a growing number of service-level requirements. For one of these, a simultaneous ring feature, the Net-Net SBC controls inbound calls that are “forked” to multiple destination endpoints, applying policies that allow QSC's core switches to more gracefully manage each call leg without requiring expensive configuration changes to those switches or other core network elements. QSC also uses the Net-Net SBC for SIP session routing and load balancing, which helps QSC meet its service availability goals by reducing the likelihood of service outages caused by equipment failures within QSC's data centers. “The flexibility and feature-richness of Acme Packet's solution is helping us deliver the range of capabilities for our fast growing NGN,” said Frank Thelen, CTO of QSC. “The Net-Net SBC helps us quickly address complex customer requirements in order to grow revenues and achieve greater customer loyalty.” “We are proud that QSC, one of the leading NGN providers in Germany, chose the Net-Net 4500 to accommodate the growth made possible by their network expansion,” said Seamus Hourihan, executive vice president of marketing and product management for Acme Packet. “The Net-Net SBC delivers the unique control functions and features that will allow QSC to further expand the breadth of their services going forward.” About Acme Packet, Inc. 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 1,035 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 About QSC AG QSC AG (QSC), Cologne, is the leading medium-sized service provider to the telecommunications industry with its own Next Generation Network (NGN). QSC offers a complete portfolio of high-quality broadband communication services with a particular focus on medium-sized companies. In addition to providing intelligent network-related voice and data services, QSC implements complete enterprise networks (VPNs), including managed services. It provides high-performance DSL, Ethernet and wireless local loop connections of up to 800 Mbit/s. In the Wholesale line of business, QSC additionally supplies national and international carriers, ISPs as well as strong providers in the residential customer market with the necessary unbundled initial products. QSC currently employs about 700 people and is listed in the TecDAX index. Acme Packet 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, to our position in the session border control market, our expected financial and operating results, our ability to establish and maintain intellectual property rights, our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, the benefits and advantages of our products, including any enhancements or new features, services and programs, and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our 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, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially form those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.