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MTN Cyprus Leverages Acme Packet Solutions to Enable SIP


MTN Cyprus Leverages Acme Packet Solutions to Enable SIP Trunking Service

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

Quotes:

"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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Tags:

Acme Packet, APKT, VoIP, voice over IP, SIP, SIP trunk, SIP trunking, SIP interconnect, SBC, session border controller, MTN, MTN Cyprus

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 www.acmepacket.com.

Acme Packet, Inc. Safe Harbor Statement

Statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, expected financial and operating results, expected growth rates, future stock-based compensation and amortization expenses, future business prospects and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: the amount of stock-based compensation awarded; the applicable Company stock price used to determine stock-based compensation; the exercise pattern of employee stock options; difficulties expanding the Company's customer base; difficulties leveraging market opportunities; difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers; poor product sales; long sales cycles; difficulties developing new products; difficulties in relationships with vendors and partners; higher risks in international operations; difficulties managing rapid growth; difficulties managing the Company's financial performance; the ability to hire and retain employees and appropriately staff operations; the Company's cash needs; the impact of new accounting pronouncements and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in the Company's recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in such filings.

For more information about Acme Packet:

Media and Industry Analysts: Mike O'Malley Acme Packet +1 781-869-2975 apktpr@acmepacket.com

Agency Contact Katelyn Holbrook Version 2.0 Communications +1 617-426-2222 x113 khenry@v2comms.com

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