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Acme Packet Announces Venue and Dates for Interconnect 2011

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Seventh annual user conference to be held in Europe for the first time</i> </p>

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Acme Packet Announces Venue and Dates for Interconnect 201108:30 EST Thursday, December 02, 2010 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that its seventh annual worldwide user conference, Interconnect 2011, will be held May 8-10 in Monaco at the Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel. This year's event moves to Europe for the first time, and will offer Acme Packet's service provider and enterprise customers from around the world a unique opportunity to come together and learn about the business issues, critical technologies, and key products for delivering secure, interoperable, and reliable end-to-end IP communications. The agenda for Interconnect 2011 will focus on the latest industry and technology trends, including SIP trunking, video conferencing, unified communications, cloud-based IP communications, IP contact centers, IP interconnects and peering, core session routing, IMS-based services, voice over LTE and LTE roaming. The conference will also include technical tutorials given by Acme Packet subject-matter experts. A solutions showcase will be open throughout the event, featuring industry-leading products and technologies from Acme Packet as well as select solutions partners, demonstrating the latest developments in next-generation IP communications. Attendees will also be able to interact directly with members of the Acme Packet product management, engineering, and customer service teams. “Interconnect 2011 will provide a forum for our customers to learn and share with their industry peers how to fully realize the value of end-to-end IP communications,” said Andy Ory, president and chief executive officer of Acme Packet. “We invite our diverse base of over 1100 service provider and enterprise customers from over 100 countries across the globe to join us in Monte Carlo.” This exclusive invitation-only event is for Acme Packet's service provider and enterprise customers, or qualified prospects responsible for the deployment of Acme Packet session border controller solutions. For additional information or to request an invitation, visit Updates to the conference agenda will be posted regularly in the coming months. 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 1,180 customers in 105 countries. They include 92 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 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 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. Media Contact:CHEN PRRamya Kumaraswamy, +1-781-672-3147rkumaraswarmy@chenpr.comorInvestor Relations:Acme PacketBrian Norris,