Acme Packet Solution Deployed by MetroPCS to Scale World's First Commercially Available VoLTE and Rich Communication Services

Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:30am EST

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  BEDFORD, MA, Nov 15 (Marketwire) -- 
Acme Packet(R) (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks,
today announced that MetroPCS, a leading wireless communications service
provider, has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net(R) Session Director to
support the world's first commercially available Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
service launched in August 2012, as well as MetroPCS' recent launch of
Rich Communication Services (RCS). 

    News Highlights:


--  MetroPCS deployed the Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director session
    border controller to support its VoLTE and RCS deployments. The
    Net-Net Session Director provides extensive SIP normalization,
    mediation, and interworking functions that enable operators to
    efficiently integrate network elements supplied by multiple vendors.
--  Acme Packet's extensible Net-Net Session Director solution supports
    multiple IMS services -- including VoLTE, RCS, and Voice over WiFi --
    in a single platform, with unified administration.
--  The Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director solution protects and
    controls SIP sessions between the MetroPCS service core and LTE
    endpoints, and provides the Proxy Call Session Control Function
    (P-CSCF) in the IMS network.
--  The Net-Net Session Director provides comprehensive security
    capabilities and admission control features that protect against
    denial-of-service threats and non-malicious overloads, and enables
    operators to extend secure voice and video services over WiFi. The
    product also provides load balancing and quality of service policy
    management features that allow operators to ensure high service
    quality.
--  The VoLTE and RCS initiatives extend Acme Packet's relationship with
    MetroPCS, which started with the management of SIP interconnects with
    other service providers.

    

Customer Benefits:


--  Rapid time-to-market for secure and reliable VoLTE, Voice over WiFi,
    and RCS
--  Versatile platform enables multiple services for lower capital
    equipment and operational expenditures
--  Agile solution supports IMS-based multimedia communications services

    

Quote:

"A true innovator, MetroPCS is the first service provider in
the world to deploy a commercial VoLTE service and the first 4G LTE
service provider in the world to offer RCS, based on the GSMA RCS 5.0
standard and licensed joyn brand," said Tim Ziemer, vice president of
North America and Asia Pacific Japan sales, Acme Packet. "Our Net-Net
Session Director helps MetroPCS reap all the benefits of VoLTE and RCS
without compromising security or service quality." 

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Tags:

Acme Packet, APKT, MetroPCS, VoIP, voice over IP, Long Term
Evolution, LTE, VoLTE, Session Initiation Protocol, SIP, Session Border
Controller, SBC, P-CSCF, RCS, IMS

    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 309 reseller partners worldwide. More than
1,850 customers in 109 countries have deployed over 20,000 Acme Packet
systems, including 89 of the top 100 service providers and 48 of the
Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.

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For more information about Acme Packet:

Media and Industry Analysts:
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Acme Packet 
+1 781-869-2975
apktpr@acmepacket.com 

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