SOURCE: Acme Packet

Acme Packet

September 13, 2012 08:30 ET

CallPlus Group Deploys Acme Packet to Protect and Control VoIP Network

Leading New Zealand Service Provider Leverages Net-Net Session Director to Serve as SIP Access and Interconnect Points

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that CallPlus Group, one of New Zealand's largest fixed-line, broadband, and mobile service providers, has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director session border controllers (SBCs) to improve the scalability and reliability, and reduce costs of its VoIP network. 

News Highlights:

  • CallPlus Group, which provides both residential and business services, has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director to protect and control the access and interconnect borders of its VoIP network. The solution provides comprehensive security capabilities that mitigate risks by protecting against denial-of-service threats as well as service overloads.

  • The Net-Net Session Director provides extensive SIP normalization, mediation, and interworking functions that enable CallPlus to accelerate service deployment by overcoming interoperability issues in its ADSL access network and other SIP-based network elements.

  • CallPlus deployed high availability (HA) SBC configurations and exploits Acme Packet's unique load-balancing and dynamic session routing capabilities to ensure carrier-class reliability for its business and residential VoIP services.

Customer Benefits:

  • Rapid time-to-market for residential and business VoIP services
  • Highly secure, scalable, and reliable services
  • Versatile solution supports both access and interconnect borders

Quotes:

"Acme Packet's market leading SBCs help CallPlus Group deliver high quality and cost-effective VoIP services to both our residential and commercial customers," said Adrian Dick, chief technology officer, CallPlus Group. "As CallPlus Group continues to rapidly expand, Acme Packet's highly scalable solution ensures a solid foundation for future growth, as well as innovative new services."

"CallPlus Group wanted a first-class SBC solution that would bring the same level of security, interoperability, and reliability for VoIP as any legacy circuit switch network," said Tim Ziemer, vice president of North America and Asian Pacific Japan sales, at Acme Packet. "With the Net-Net Session Director, CallPlus Group can continue to deliver low-cost and high-quality VoIP services to the company's 150,000 plus business and residential customers."

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About CallPlus Group

Since 1996, the CallPlus group has been providing New Zealanders with clever ways to keep in touch. Our customers enjoy smarter technology, better service and lower prices. And that keeps our competitors on their toes, and drives the cost of telecommunication down for all Kiwis. In 2001, CallPlus was the first to bring VOIP to the New Zealand market, and in 2007 we were the first New Zealand carrier to deploy SIP Trunks. By bringing clever, cost competitive products to the market, we can ensure smaller Kiwi companies can access cutting-edge technologies too.

About Acme Packet

Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, video, 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 250 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,775 customers in 109 countries have deployed over 19,000 Acme Packet systems, including 89 of the top 100 service providers and 45 of the Fortune 100. For more information, visit www.acmepacket.com.

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