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May 31, 2012
China Telecom Deploys Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director SBCs

By Sujata Garud, TMCnet Contributor

In order to replace its legacy public switched telephone network (PSTN) infrastructure with the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture, China Telecom (News - Alert) has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director session border controllers (SBC). The move will enable next-generation voice, video and data services for China Telecom’s fixed-line subscribers.

As part of China's largest IMS deployment, China Telecom is installing more than 130 Acme Packet (News - Alert) SBCs and Net-Net Session-aware Load Balancers across some of the cities. By deploying the Acme Packet, China Telecom will receive support for both consumer voice over IP (VoIP) and hosted enterprise unified communications (UC) services offered by the company.

“As China's largest communications service provider, China Telecom will serve as a leader in providing next-generation communications across the country through its IMS deployment,” said Tim Ziemer, vice president of North America and Asia Pacific Japan sales at Acme Packet. “Our SBCs will securely streamline China Telecom's IMS initiatives to deliver next-generation voice, video and UC services to subscribers, and also support mobile applications in the future."

China Telecom’s customers can save cost via Acme Packet's scalable, interoperable solution. China Telecom could also accelerate time-to-market its IMS services. The telecom company will also have the benefit to save operation costs by replacing legacy soft switches with the interoperable, flexible and highly scalable Net-Net Session Director.

Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director session complies with Compliance with VoIP regulations. The SBCs also protects against malicious denial of service attacks and non-malicious overloads.

Acme is a specialist in session delivery network solutions. The company’s Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks.

Acme Packet was recently in the news when Bouygues Telecom deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net Session Director SBCs in its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network, supplied and integrated by Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert). Bouygues Telecom deployed IMS to support multiple services, including migration of existing residential voice to voice over IP (VoIP), interconnecting with other service providers and launching new services, such as visual voice mail.

Edited by Braden Becker

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