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Southeast Asian Service Providers Deliver New Fixed and Wireless VoIP Services with Acme Packet
<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>Packet One Networks, SingTel, Suntel and TOT Use Acme Packet Session Border Controllers for SIP Security and Control at Access Borders</i> </p>
Monday, June 14, 2010
Southeast Asian Service Providers Deliver New Fixed and Wireless VoIP Services with Acme Packet08:30 EDT Monday, June 14, 2010 BURLINGTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced four new customers across southeastern Asia. These incumbent, wireless and competitive service providers rely on Acme Packet's Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) to control the delivery of trusted, first-class IP communications to their customers. With these four customers, Acme Packet SBCs are now deployed by over 100 service providers in 19 Asia Pacific countries, ranging from Australia to China and India to Japan. These new customers have deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net SBCs at fixed and wireless broadband access borders to support residential and business services. The Net-Net SBCs provide critical control functions, satisfying requirements in five major areas: security, service reach maximization, SLA assurance, revenue and profit protection, and regulatory compliance. Acme Packet's Net-SAFE® security architecture protects service provider VoIP networks, assuring network availability and service uptime, with topology hiding and denial of service (DoS) protection from malicious attacks and non-malicious overloads. Acme Packet's new customers include incumbent and competitive service providers from four countries: Packet One Networks, Malaysia's first and leading WiMAX service provider with the country's widest WiMAX network, sells VoWiMAX VoIP services, using Acme Packet SBCs to secure, control and quality-assure the WiMAX access border. SingTel, Asia's leading communications company, has deployed Acme Packet's SBCs as a component of its i-PhoneNet service to deliver secure SIP trunking and hosted voice services for its business customers. Suntel, a competitive service provider in Sri Lanka, uses Acme Packet Net-Net SBCs in its next-generation network as well as IMS access networks, to provide hosted IP PBX, PSTN emulation and SIP trunking services to its business customers. Suntel utilizes Acme Packet's sophisticated QoS monitoring capabilities to proactively monitor and assess quality in their network. TOT, the Thailand incumbent service provider, has deployed Acme Packet's SBCs to provide hosted voice and secure SIP trunking services. TOT uses Acme Packet SBCs to protect the core network and provide interoperability among several endpoints and softswitches. These new Acme Packet customers reflect a time of increased VoIP adoption in the Asia Pacific region. In a series of May 2010 reports, Infonetics Research forecasted that service providers will invest $4.3 billion in VoIP and IMS equipment from 2010–2014 in order to serve over 100 million residential and business subscribers in 2014 in the Asia Pacific region. “Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controller is a key element for our business voice services, protecting our network and maximizing our service reach while satisfying our customers' needs,” said Vajira Jayasinghe, Chief Technology Officer for Suntel. “With Acme Packet's solutions we are able to deliver a reliable and secure hosted business voice service and a SIP trunking service with assured interoperability with our customers' existing IP PBX systems.” “These new customers in Asia Pacific are leveraging Acme Packet's rich SBC feature set to deliver compelling next-generation SIP trunking and hosted VoIP services that can drive revenue growth,” explained Seamus Hourihan, executive vice president of marketing and product management at Acme Packet. “Our SBCs provide network reliability, service quality and interoperability solutions for these customers to help them differentiate and accelerate time to market.” 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 1,035 customers in over 105 countries. They include 91 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 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 from 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.