BICS Deploys Acme Packet Diameter Director to Enable Global LTE Roaming Services

Tue Dec 4, 2012 8:30am EST

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  BEDFORD, MA, Dec 04 (Marketwire) -- 
Acme Packet(R) (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks,
today announced that BICS, a global provider of international carrier
services, has deployed Acme Packet Diameter signaling controller
solutions to support its global, next-generation Long Term Evolution
(LTE) data and voice roaming exchange services. Building on previous
deployments at BICS, Acme Packet delivers a comprehensive LTE roaming
solution to BICS, addressing all security and control functions for SIP
and Diameter.

    News Highlights:

--  BICS deployed the Acme Packet Net-Net(R) Diameter Director to scale
    its global LTE roaming service, providing a single connection to
    mobile service providers for global connectivity. The Net-Net Diameter
    Director fulfills the GSMA Diameter Edge Agent function.
--  Acme Packet's Diameter signaling controller solution provides
    comprehensive Diameter mediation and interworking functions that allow
    BICS to accelerate service deployment. The solution also offers
    extensive security and traffic management capabilities that protect
    against network overloads and attacks.
--  The implementation builds upon an existing Acme Packet Net-Net Session
    Director installation for managing SIP interconnects in BICS's IP
    eXchange (IPX) service. The Net-Net Diameter Director and Net-Net
    Session Director allow BICS to offer flexible IP-based voice, video,
    and data exchange services without compromising service quality or
    service availability.


Customer Benefits: 

--  Programmable interworking that accelerates time-to-market and customer
--  Secure borders for LTE data, voice over LTE, and LTE video services
--  Flexible routing engine that scales roaming services and enforces
    policy and business logic
--  Comprehensive performance management simplifies network planning and
    service level agreement monitoring



"We've successfully used Acme Packet solutions to manage
SIP Interconnects in our IPX network since 2007," said Pierre-Andre
Rulmont, chief technology officer, BICS. "By applying Acme Packet's IP
signaling expertise and field-proven technology to Diameter, the Net-Net
Diameter Director helped us introduce new LTE roaming services quickly
and confidently."

    "BICS is taking a leading role in helping service providers make a smooth
transition to LTE," said Mario Oliveira, vice president of Europe, Middle
East, and Africa, and Caribbean and Latin America sales, for Acme Packet.
"The Net-Net Diameter Director helps BICS maintain its competitive
advantage with cutting-edge LTE roaming services." 

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    About BICS

    BICS delivers best-in-class international wholesale solutions to any
communication service provider worldwide. Through its Mosaic portfolio, a
comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite of solutions designed to be
used individually, or collectively, BICS meets the existing and future
requirements of the global telecoms industry. Our passionate and creative
teams located in Brussels, Bern, Dubai, Singapore and New York,
continuously strive to provide our customers with the highest levels of
quality, reliability and interoperability enabling them to maximize their
end-user value. With our successful consolidation strategy, and a
continuing focus on technological advancement and innovation, we have
achieved a world-leading position in the international Voice and Mobile
Data markets. For more information, please visit:

    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

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