Net-Net 4500 session border controllers help Croatian cable service provider offer secure, reliable VoIP as part of its multi-service offering
BEDFORD, MA, MAY 9, 2011 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that Croatia’s B.net Hrvatska d.o.o. (B.net) has deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net 4500 Session Director (SD) session border controller (SBC) to deliver its B.net 2D and 3D services. The high availability (HA) pair of Net-Net 4500s, which replace an existing standalone SBC, are being used by B.net for access, as well as peering scenarios, as they continue expanding their subscriber base and service footprint. The system was deployed by regional Acme Packet partner, Mrežne tehnologije VERSO d.o.o.
B.net is Croatia’s largest national cable service provider, formed from the 2007 merger of two Croatian cable service providers. B.net’s services, based on its own modern HFC (hybrid fiber coaxial) network, include its 2D (voice and Internet) and 3D (voice, Internet and cable TV) services, as well as network and co-location services. B.net is also expanding its access services with a new business trunking service. The 2D and 3D services are offered to residential customers and business entities. Network and co-location services are offered through peering arrangements between B.net and its service provider partners.
“Acme Packet’s proven reliability and flexible configuration provides a solid foundation for the expansion of our IP service portfolio,” said Željko Batistic, COO at B.net. “The Net-Net 4500 offers the blend of performance and capacity that will allow us to scale our services and compete effectively as more of our residential and business subscribers transition to IP communications.”
B.net is leveraging the high-capacity and performance of the Net-Net 4500 SBCs to expand into business trunking services. The Net-Net SD configuration provides B.net with the ability to establish secure service and network demarcation points based on localized policies. This capability allows B.net to leverage the SBC for its residential and business access services, as well as peering services, which require controls applied at interconnect borders. To assure high service reliability, the Net-Net 4500 HA configuration deployed by B.net performs signaling, and media and configuration state checkpointing to prevent session loss during a primary system outage.
“B.net’s decision to deploy the Net-Net 4500 SBCs was a logical next step as they continue to grow and expand their services,” stated Dino Di Palma, Acme Packet’s senior vice president of worldwide sales and business development. “Because they are leveraging Acme Packet for access side and peering services, B.net is also making efficient use of their SBC deployment, which will help them to manage through this period of expansion more effectively.”
Verso offers full lifecycle services, starting from consultancy, planning and design, to maintenance and proactive exploitation services, support and training. Verso is a regional networking powerhouse, encompassing technological, organizational, business and commercial knowledge and expertise with the provisioning of products and services needed by companies transitioning into networked economy. Verso is strongly focused on service providers and enterprise market and has many years of experience in international projects implementing IP telephony solutions for service providers across EMEA region and Japan.
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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 140 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,350 customers in 105 countries have deployed over 12,000 Acme Packet systems, including 90 of the top 100 service providers and 32 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.
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