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Cable&Wireless Worldwide Leverages Acme Packet for Global Service Growth

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>High-capacity Net-Net 9200 session border controller plays strategic role in flexible delivery of managed contact center and business voice services</i> </p>

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Cable&Wireless Worldwide Leverages Acme Packet for Global Service Growth08:30 EDT Wednesday, August 04, 2010 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that world leading mission critical communications company, Cable&Wireless (C&W) Worldwide, has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net 9200 Session Director (SD) to securely enable its portfolio of business voice services, including C&W Worldwide's delivery of contact center solutions for its customers. C&W Worldwide is one of the world's leading critical communication providers delivering a range of high-quality managed voice, data and IP-based services and applications to large corporations, multinational companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers across the UK, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa, Continental Europe and North America. “Acme Packet's market leadership and proven reliability were both key factors in our selection of the Net-Net 9200 SD,” said Neil McRae, Director of Architecture, Design and Economics, Cable&Wireless Worldwide. “The Net-Net 9200 SD deployment assures that our customers' connectivity to our core network infrastructure is both secure to the latest standards and highly reliable to meet their communication needs. In addition, the cost/performance ratio of the Net-Net 9200 SD was compelling in the context of our business and network traffic forecasts.” “The continued growth of IP-based outsourced services has service providers looking for highly flexible and scalable solutions that deliver the features needed to accommodate a wide range of customers,” said Seamus Hourihan, executive vice president of marketing and product management for Acme Packet. “As a chassis-based system with modular scalability, the Net-Net 9200 SD is the type of high-end platform that global service providers such as Cable&Wireless are deploying as they move to all IP-based service models.” 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. 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.