SOURCE: Camiant, Inc.; Acme Packet

March 27, 2008 14:16 ET

Acme Packet and Camiant Demonstrate IMS Policy Control at CTIA Wireless 2008 in Booth #3241

Acme Packet Net-Net Session Border Controllers and Camiant Policy Servers Enable Quality of Service for Cellular Wireless and WiMAX Operators

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, and Camiant, Inc., the leading provider of real-time policy control and application assurance technology to service providers worldwide, today announced a joint VoIP solution that addresses the quality of experience and delivery control for VoIP and other IP interactive communications for wireless and mobile service providers. This joint solution will be demonstrated at CTIA Wireless 2008 at Acme Packet's booth #3241 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 1-3, 2008.

As mobile operators migrate to IMS and offer a multitude of SIP-based services -- VoIP calls via dual mode handsets and femtocells, SIP-based supplemental services like video sharing and VoIP to 4G handsets -- bandwidth and resource control is an integral part of next-generation network architectures. The demonstration at CTIA Wireless 2008 will adhere to release 7 of 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), using the IMS DIAMETER Rx interface between an Acme Packet Net-Net® session border controller (SBC), which acts as a P-CSCF (Proxy-Call Session Control Function), and the Camiant Policy Server, fulfilling the role of the PCRF (Policy Charging Rules Function) for resource reservation and admission control for VoIP and other interactive IP communication sessions. The external policy server queries complement the Net-Net SBC's local policies, which look at other element and network resource constraints, such as signaling loads on IMS core CSCF elements.

"As mobile broadband has matured, bandwidth demand has increased substantially, bringing network congestion and quality issues. Policy control is a key component in the wireless network for managing resource allocation, especially for emerging SIP-based applications where control of the subscriber experience is critical," said Randy Fuller, vice president of business development at Camiant. "We are pleased to work with leading partners like Acme Packet to enable wireless operators to effectively guarantee quality and control for next-generation services."

"Dynamic quality of service and policy enforcement are fundamental to success as mobile operators deploy SIP-based communications over WiFi-fixed broadband hybrid networks and 3G and 4G RANs," commented Seamus Hourihan, vice president of marketing and product management at Acme Packet. "Acme Packet has worked with Camiant over the years to make policy control a viable and deployed solution today."

To schedule a meeting or viewing of the demonstration at CTIA 2008, held in Las Vegas, NV, April 1-3, 2008, or for further inquiries, please contact Kevin Mitchell at +1 781.328.4436 or kmitchell@acmepacket.com, or Ilona Mohacsi for Camiant at +1 631.764.3729 or via e-mail at ilona@abelsongroup.com.

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 and multiservice security gateways supports multiple applications in service provider, large 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 signaling protocols -- SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248 -- and multiple border points -- interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by 500 customers in 85 countries, including 24 of the top 25, and 82 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.

About Camiant

Camiant's policy control solution empowers broadband service providers to open their networks and deliver a significantly higher quality of service to subscribers by guaranteeing superior performance of rich, high-bandwidth services such as video, streaming media, online games and commercial services. Leveraging its deep expertise in policy management and application assurance, Camiant seamlessly enables broadband service providers to deliver high performing user experiences as new, innovative multimedia services continue to enter the market with increasing unpredictability.

Camiant's market-leading policy control software platform is the solution of choice for service providers who want to reduce OPEX and CAPEX, increase ARPU and reduce churn by improving the user experience. By delivering predictable performance of new multimedia applications, Camiant has become the trusted source for delivering policy control and application assurance to service providers globally. For more information, visit http://www.camiant.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 build and grow Acme Packet, our expectations regarding our partnership program, the benefits and expected deployments of our product, 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.