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China Mobile Deploys Acme Packet for China's Largest IMS Network
<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>World's largest service provider employs Acme Packet session border controllers to deliver new residential and business voice and video services</i> </p> <p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> </p>
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
China Mobile Deploys Acme Packet for China's Largest IMS Network16:30 EDT Tuesday, August 03, 2010 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (Nasdaq: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; HK STOCK:00941.HK), the largest service provider in the world with over 554 million fixed line and mobile subscribers, has selected Acme Packet for its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) project. Acme Packet Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) are used at China Mobile's fixed access borders to enable the secure, high-quality delivery of IP Centrex and hosted voice services to residential and business subscribers. China Mobile is deploying Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers in multiple cities across five provinces throughout China as part of an initial deployment of IMS. China Mobile has a multi-year plan to build its IMS network and migrate all fixed and mobile communications services to this next-generation architecture. Acme Packet SBCs have also been deployed to support multiple services on its pre-IMS NGN including IP Centrex, Multimedia Telephony (MMTel), multimedia ring-back tones, multimedia conferencing and click-to-call services in Shanxi province. “China Mobile is leading the IMS charge in order to deliver innovative IP interactive communications to the largest subscriber base in the world,” said Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet's executive vice president of marketing and product management. “With extensive functionality stemming from our IMS experience and product leadership, Acme Packet SBCs provide China Mobile with the requisite service delivery features and help deliver cost savings and increased revenue opportunities.” Acme Packet SBCs provide critical security and SIP session control features for China Mobile's IMS network. Acme Packet's Net-SAFE® security framework provides protection against denial of service/distributed denial of service (DoS/DDoS) attacks and overloads, while topology hiding and access control lists keep unauthorized and malicious traffic from disrupting service availability. Acme Packet's SBCs further enable China Mobile to maximize its service reach and accelerate time to market with field-proven interoperability with VoIP and IMS products from multiple vendors and protocol normalization and IP address management features that can solve many interoperability issues. Policy-based routing and load balancing functions of the Net-Net SBCs optimize China Mobile's network, helping lower ongoing operational costs. At the access border, Acme Packet SBCs generate call detail records for key performance indicators to aide in management and operations. About Acme Packet Acme Packet (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 1,105 customers in 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. About China Mobile Ltd., Inc Established on April 20th, 2000, China Mobile Communications Corporation (“China Mobile” for short) has a registered capital of 51.8 billion RMB yuan and assets of over 400 billion RMB yuan. It is listed in Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges. China Mobile Ltd is the largest among all the overseas listed Chinese companies and among all the telecom carriers in Asia. By the end of 2009, with over 554 million subscribers, China Mobile ranks the largest carrier in the world in terms of the network scale and the customer base. China Mobile is a full license operator providing varies services from mobile voice to value-added services such as data, IP telephone and multimedia with its brands of Gotone, Easy-own and M-Zone, etc. China Mobile has been playing a leading role in the development of the mobile communications industry in China and holds an important position in the international arena as well. After over ten years of efforts, China Mobile has established a comprehensive network with large coverage, high quality, rich variety of businesses and first-class customer services. 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, the benefits and features of sessions border control solutions, the growth of our business, the ability to facilitate service and support to and to secure large service provider and 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.