MTN Cyprus Leverages Acme Packet Solutions to Enable SIP

MTN Cyprus Leverages Acme Packet Solutions to Enable SIP Trunking
Acme Packet SBCs Streamline Service Deployment by Solving
Interoperability, Reliability, and Security Challenges 
BEDFORD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/18/12 --  Acme Packet(R) (NASDAQ:
APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that
MTN Cyprus Ltd., one of the largest telecommunications providers in
Cyprus, is using Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director session
border controllers (SBCs) to deliver SIP trunking services to
business customers, and to enable SIP interconnects to other service
providers. Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems
vendor -- with unparalleled system integration capabilities -- has
undertaken the provision of consulting, integration, and support
services for the solution. This solution will enable MTN to
accelerate time-to-market, as well a
s deliver highly-scalable,
secure, and reliable SIP trunking services. 
News Highlights: 

--  Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director resolves SIP interoperability
    issues, allowing MTN to turn-up business customers quickly and
    efficiently, while supporting a wide range of end-customer equipment
    and endpoints.
--  The solution mitigates interoperability risks and optimizes network
    performance and service uptime by guarding against malicious attacks,
    load-balancing SIP traffic, and re-routing SIP sessions around
    equipment or network failures.
--  The Net-Net Session Director protects and controls customer-facing SIP
    trunks, as well as SIP interconnects to other service providers.
--  Acme Packet technology enables MTN to offer its business customers all
    the benefits of SIP trunking -- lower costs and access to new
    business-enhanced applications -- without compromising security or
    service quality.

Customer Benefits: 

--  Rapid time-to-service for new end-customers
--  Ability to support an extensive variety of end-customer IP-PBX and
    Unified Communications platforms
--  Highly-scalable, reliable, and secure services

"MTN continuously strives to deliver innovative, cost-effective,
high-quality services to our customers," said Spyros Spyrou, Core
Switching Networks Planning M
anager, MTN Cyprus. "The Acme Packet
SBC's flexible routing and failover capabilities enable us to deliver
the high service levels our customers expect, while keeping operating
expenses in check." 
"Businesses all over the world are implementing SIP trunks to reduce
telecommunications cost and complexity," said Mario Oliveira, vice
president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and Caribbean and Latin
America sales, at Acme Packet. "The Net-Net Session Director lets
MTN's customers enjoy all the benefits of SIP trunking, while
maintaining the high service levels to which they are accustomed."  
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About MTN Cyprus 
MTN Cyprus Ltd is one of the largest telecommunications providers in
Cyprus, offering integrated mobile, fixed and broadband services. MTN
has the biggest fully-owned retail network amongst telecommunications
companies in Cyprus, with 21 ΜΤΝ Stores. MTN is a
member of the MTN Group, a multinational telecommunications group,
operating in 24 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia and connecting
150 million customers. MTN Cyprus is a major contributor to the
economic and social developments in the country, both through its 400
employees, and also as a responsible corporate citizen in the fields
of sport, education, health and culture.  
Incorporated in 1994, MTN Group Limited is a multi-national
telecommunications group offering voice and data communications
products and services to individuals and businesses. MTN has GSM
licenses in 21 countries and internet service provider businesses in
13 countries, spanning three continents. At the end of December 2010,
it had 141.6 million total subscribers.  
About Intracom Telecom 
Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems vendor
operating for 35 years in the market. The company innovates in the
wireless access and transmission field, offers a competitive telco
software solutions portfolio and combines its offerings with a
complete range of professional services. Intracom Telecom has over
2,000 employees in 16 countries and invests significantly in
developing cutting-edge products and solutions while exploiting its
advanced in-house R&D center. Over 100 customers in more than 50
countries choose Intracom Telecom for its state-of-the-art offerings.
The company's clientele consists of fixed and mobile telecom
operators, public authorities and large enterprises. Intracom
Telecom's major shareholders are Intracom Holdings and Sitronics. 
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 
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