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SIPCOM Standardizes on Acme Packet for Microsoft Unified Communications

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Global hosted services provider deploys Net-Net session border controllers for launch of white-label SIP trunking services in EMEA and North America</i> </p>

Monday, July 11, 2011

SIPCOM Standardizes on Acme Packet for Microsoft Unified Communications08:30 EDT Monday, July 11, 2011 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, today announced that SIP Communications PLC (SIPCOM) is deploying Acme Packet's Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) for its worldwide launch of hosted Microsoft Lync services. Acme Packet, exhibiting at this week's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011, is enabling secure interconnect via SIP trunks between SIPCOM's network and an extended network of tier 1 service providers. The SBCs add flexibility, reduce capital expenditures and extend service reach for the unified communications (UC) services offered by SIPCOM's customers. “The technology solutions we deploy in our network allow our customers and partners to overcome capex and time-to-market challenges,” said Daniel Allen, CEO of SIPCOM. “By utilizing the Acme Packet Net-Net SBCs in our network rather than their own, our customers and partners achieve these goals while enjoying the benefits of new revenue streams from hosted services such as those based on Microsoft Lync.” A leading global wholesaler of hosted services since 2006, SIPCOM has customers in over forty countries, offering a wide range of hosted white-label services via SIP trunks to tier 1 and hosted service providers, network and system integrators and other distributors of next-generation hosted services. By deploying Acme Packet's Net-Net SBCs, SIPCOM is helping its service provider customers accelerate time-to-market for next-generation hosted voice, data and unified communications services based on Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Acme Packet's SBCs also enable SIPCOM to be transport-agnostic. Through peering agreements with many of the world's leading service providers, SIPCOM's customers can license UC sessions directly from SIPCOM while retaining the flexibility of partnering with preferred carriers for transport of service traffic. “SIPCOM is at the vanguard of deploying hosted UC services on a global scale,” said Seamus Hourihan, senior vice president of marketing and product management. “Their innovative service model extends their global reach across multiple continents, creating new revenue opportunities for SIPCOM and their service provider customers.” About Acme Packet Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA, selling them through over 140 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,350 customers in 105 countries have deployed over 12,000 Acme Packet systems, including 90 of the top 100 service providers and 32 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com. About SIPCOM SIPCOM provides its partners with access to its Global Services Network: a next generation resource that combines hosted voice and data services with solid network and infrastructure solutions; all underpinned by their strategically located Data Centers. To find out more about SIPCOM please visit: www.sipcom.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, our potential next stage of growth, 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, including the stated expansion plans and additional hiring of employees. 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. Media and Industry Analysts:CHEN PRBarbara Ewen, +1-781-672-3114acmepacket@chenpr.comorInvestor Relations:Acme PacketBrian Norris, +1-781-328-4790bnorris@acmepacket.com