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Press Release -- May 8th, 2012
Source: Acme Packet
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WIND Mobile selects Acme Packet for SIP interconnect

Canadian service provider uses Net-Net Session Director for SIP interconnect to accelerate time-to-market, protect IP network borders and lower costs

BEDFORD, MA, MAY 8, 2012Acme Packet® (NASDAQ:APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that WIND Mobile (WIND), an aggressively growing wireless service provider in Canada selected the Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director session border controllers to securely connect WIND’s voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) core network with other service providers. The Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director enables a secure, flexible and interoperable SIP interconnect solution for off-net voice traffic, helping reduce costly origination and termination time-division multiplexing (TDM) fees.

"We are building a next-generation IP-based network to offer innovative mobile, voice and data services to over 400,000 customers across Canada and this network required a proven, secure and interoperable session border controller," said Ante A. Rupcic, VP Core Network, Technical Department, WIND. "Acme Packet was the clear choice for its industry leading technology, local customer support and experience helping service providers succeed."

"WIND’s focus on IP lies at the heart of providing unique mobile services and customer experience in Canada," commented Tim Ziemer, vice president of North America and Asia Pacific sales, Acme Packet. "Our Net-Net Session Director enables WIND to securely and flexibly interconnect its network to multiple service providers at the lowest cost."

Using SIP interconnect, WIND’s calls travel to other service providers over IP, which eliminates costly TDM fees and scales the company’s VoIP interconnect relationships. The Acme Packet Net-SAFE’s security architecture protects WIND from denial of service attacks and network overloads with access control lists, topology hiding and dynamic rate limiting.

The Net-Net Session Director’s flexible routing capabilities helps WIND reduce session expenditures while optimizing subscriber experience. Acme Packet’s interworking capabilities simplifies WIND’s network operations, assures multi-vendor interoperability and accelerates the company’s time-to-market.

Acme Packet’s session border controller (SBC) capabilities also include high availability, call admission control and quality of service capabilities to ensure network reliability. Also, with Acme Packet’s feature rich and standards-based solution, WIND’s network will be able to utilize key encryption, transcoding and interworking capabilities in the future.

About WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND is built on actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering nationally. For more information about WIND Mobile, please visit www.WINDmobile.ca.


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. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.

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