SOURCE: Acme Packet

Acme Packet

February 22, 2012 02:30 ET

R Cable Selects Acme Packet Session Border Controller for Next-Generation VoIP Network

Leading Spanish Service Provider Deploys Net-Net Session Directors to Ensure Interoperability, Security, and Service Quality

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that R Cable y Telecomunicaciones Galicia, S.A. (R), a leading provider of telephony, television, and broadband Internet solutions, is using Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director session border controllers (SBCs) to deliver IP-based communications services to both enterprise and residential customers. R is leveraging Acme Packet SBCs to help secure its network core and increase the reliability and availability of its services.

"Acme Packet's industry-leading SBCs have helped us add flexibility to our operations, reduce our capital expenditures, and extend our service to offer subscribers a high-quality portfolio of next-generation services," said Oscar Garcia Gago, head of voice services, R. "The versatility of the Net-Net Session Director allowed us to incorporate the solution into our environment quickly and easily, minimizing interoperability challenges and speeding our time-to-market for new revenue-generating services."

"Our standards-based session border controllers give R greater flexibility, while providing a solid foundation for future multimedia and communications services," said Mario Oliveira, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa sales, Acme Packet. "By mediating between different signaling, transport, and encryption protocols, our Net-Net Session Director provides interoperability for voice, video, or multimedia sessions across the Internet."

Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director delivers protocol interworking to enhance interoperability and accelerates time-to-market. Placing Acme Packet's SBC at the access border provides security to R's network against denial of service and distributed denial of service attacks, as well as network overloads. To ensure high availability of services, redundant pairs of Net-Net Session Director-4500s enable continuity and availability of services.

Quobis, a leading Spanish system integrator for service providers, contact centers, and enterprises, performed the complete implementation, including integration of the Net-Net Session Director with R's network to deliver the next-generation solution.

About R Cable y Telecomunicaciones Galicia, S.A.

R is a Service Provider based in Galicia, Spain, offering residential and enterprise fixed and mobile services to their customers. In less than a decade, R has deployed a modern fiber optic network to bring the benefits of the Information Society to homes and businesses. With more than 275,000 customers (including individuals and companies) and an amount of investment that exceeds 850 M EUR, it is positioned as one of the largest private investment companies in Galicia.

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 220 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,600 customers in 107 countries have deployed over 16,000 Acme Packet systems, including 88 of the top 100 service providers and 41 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.

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