MTN Cyprus Leverages Acme Packet Solutions to Enable SIP Trunking Service

Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:30am EDT

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  BEDFORD, MA, Sep 18 (Marketwire) -- 
Acme Packet(R) (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks,
today announced that MTN Cyprus Ltd., one of the largest
telecommunications providers in Cyprus, is using Acme Packet's Net-Net
Session Director session border controllers (SBCs) to deliver SIP
trunking services to business customers, and to enable SIP interconnects
to other service providers. Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication
systems vendor -- with unparalleled system integration capabilities --
has undertaken the provision of consulting, integration, and support
services for the solution. This solution will enable MTN to accelerate
time-to-market, as well as deliver highly-scalable, secure, and reliable
SIP trunking services.

    News Highlights:

--  Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director resolves SIP interoperability
    issues, allowing MTN to turn-up business customers quickly and
    efficiently, while supporting a wide range of end-customer equipment
    and endpoints.
--  The solution mitigates interoperability risks and optimizes network
    performance and service uptime by guarding against malicious attacks,
    load-balancing SIP traffic, and re-routing SIP sessions around
    equipment or network failures.
--  The Net-Net Session Director protects and controls customer-facing SIP
    trunks, as well as SIP interconnects to other service providers.
--  Acme Packet technology enables MTN to offer its business customers all
    the benefits of SIP trunking -- lower costs and access to new
    business-enhanced applications -- without compromising security or
    service quality.


Customer Benefits:

--  Rapid time-to-service for new end-customers
--  Ability to support an extensive variety of end-customer IP-PBX and
    Unified Communications platforms
--  Highly-scalable, reliable, and secure services



"MTN continuously strives to deliver innovative,
cost-effective, high-quality services to our customers," said Spyros
Spyrou, Core Switching Networks Planning Manager, MTN Cyprus. "The Acme
Packet SBC's flexible routing and failover capabilities enable us to
deliver the high service levels our customers expect, while keeping
operating expenses in check."

    "Businesses all over the world are implementing SIP trunks to reduce
telecommunications cost and complexity," said Mario Oliveira, vice
president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and Caribbean and Latin
America sales, at Acme Packet. "The Net-Net Session Director lets MTN's
customers enjoy all the benefits of SIP trunking, while maintaining the
high service levels to which they are accustomed." 

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    About MTN Cyprus

    MTN Cyprus Ltd is one of the largest telecommunications providers in
Cyprus, offering integrated mobile, fixed and broadband services. MTN has
the biggest fully-owned retail network amongst telecommunications
companies in Cyprus, with 21 ΜΤΝ Stores. MTN is a member
of the MTN Group, a multinational telecommunications group, operating in
24 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia and connecting 150 million
customers. MTN Cyprus is a major contributor to the economic and social
developments in the country, both through its 400 employees, and also as
a responsible corporate citizen in the fields of sport, education, health
and culture. 

    Incorporated in 1994, MTN Group Limited is a multi-national
telecommunications group offering voice and data communications products
and services to individuals and businesses. MTN has GSM licenses in 21
countries and internet service provider businesses in 13 countries,
spanning three continents. At the end of December 2010, it had 141.6
million total subscribers. 

    About Intracom Telecom

    Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems vendor operating
for 35 years in the market. The company innovates in the wireless access
and transmission field, offers a competitive telco software solutions
portfolio and combines its offerings with a complete range of
professional services. Intracom Telecom has over 2,000 employees in 16
countries and invests significantly in developing cutting-edge products
and solutions while exploiting its advanced in-house R&D center. Over 100
customers in more than 50 countries choose Intracom Telecom for its
state-of-the-art offerings. The company's clientele consists of fixed and
mobile telecom operators, public authorities and large enterprises.
Intracom Telecom's major shareholders are Intracom Holdings and Sitronics.

    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.
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