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Acme Packet and Counterpath Partner to Give Operators the Solution to the Internet OTT Threat

Acme Packet and Counterpath Partner to Give Operators the Solution to the 
Internet OTT Threat 
CounterPath's Bria mobile and tablet app for over-the-top
communications combines strong security and superior voice quality 
BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 -- Acme Packet(R)
(NASDAQ:APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, and
CounterPath (NASDAQ:CPAH) (TSX:CCV), a leading developer of
award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products and
solutions, today announced a joint solution based on CounterPath's
market-leading Bria softphone and Acme Packet's market-leading
Net-Net session border controller (SBC). The solution is targeted at
service providers looking to extend service footprint and increase
subscriber base by tapping into the growing demand for "over-the-top"
(OTT) services that leverage the Internet for real-time voice and
video communications. 
News Highlights: 
-- The joint solution is the first to leverage Acme Packet's
implementation of an emerging standard known as Tunneled Service
Control Function (TSCF), which delivers an infrastructure-based
alternative for real-time, over-the-top (OTT) communications.  
-- CounterPath's Bria mobile edition, a SIP-based softphone for Apple
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, as well as Google Android, now integrates
tunneling innovations from Acme Packet that enable increased secure
connectivity, enhanced firewall traversal, and interoperability with
Acme Packet's SBCs.  
-- The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the standards
organization that oversees the development of IP Multimedia Subsystem
(IMS), is currently working to standardize the TSCF function. 
-- Acme Packet and CounterPath designed this solution for service
providers looking to provide secure voice, video, IM, presence, and
SMS to mobile apps - with higher levels of quality and reliability
than current solutions. 
-- The joint solution helps customers extend the reach of their
services by allowing tunneled sessions to traverse network borders,
even in the presence of strict firewalls. 
-- With Acme Packet's patent-pending tunnel redundancy, the solution
improves media quality under adverse network conditions and the
Internet, where packet loss is common. Both signaling and media are
replicated to
 ensure the highest possible quality of experience.  
-- The solution also features CounterPath's Client Configuration
Server, which is used by service providers to deploy and provision
the CounterPath mobile app. 
Joint Solution Benefits: 


 
--  Secure VoIP and video communications for mobile applications on iPhone,
    Android, and Windows devices 
--  Maximum service reach with strict firewall traversal 
--  High voice quality and surmount packet loss for off-net or OTT VoIP
    services 
--  Call continuity across Wi-Fi and mobile networks 
--  Open and standards driven tunneling technology for both signaling and
    media 
--  Service provider-grade IP communications and security leveraging
    hardware assisted encryption and tunneling technologies 
--  Protection against malicious attacks and non-malicious overloads for OTT
    services 
--  Support for standard codecs, regardless of signaling or media type 

 
Quotes: 


 
--  "This partnership with Acme Packet only enhances our Telco-OTT offering
    to service providers with a high-quality, real-time solution that
    guarantees secure calls in even the strictest network environments. As a
    result, we believe this joint solution will provide a better experience
    than what Skype and other OTT players currently offer," said Todd
    Carothers, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products,
    CounterPath. "This solution demonstrates our ongoing commitment to
    innovation as we continue to provide operators with the technology to
    beat Internet OTT offerings."
      
--  "In order to compete in the emerging telecommunications industry,
    traditional telephony providers must learn to embrace Internet
    philosophies and deliver new and differentiated services via a Telco-OTT
    model," said Dean Bubley, founder, Disruptive Analysis. "Acme Packet and
    CounterPath's joint solution enables service providers to strengthen
    their OTT service portfolio by improving quality and security."
      
--  "Traditional service providers are increasingly concerned with OTT
    providers taking subscribers away from their business," said Pat
    MeLampy, chief technology officer, Acme Packet. "This joint solution
    enables service providers to compete directly with other OTT offerings
    and keep customers on their networks. By choosing CounterPath, an
    industry leading VoIP technology, and Acme Packet, the market leader in
    SBCs, our customers can deliver all the benefits of OTT services, offer
    security and reliability, as well as simply interoperate with pre-
    existing services." 

 
More about Acme Packet and CounterPath:  
-- Acme Packet and CounterPath will be demonstrating the joint
solution at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, offering select
attendees the opportunity to "test drive" the solution through a
service offered exclusively during the event.  
-- Acme Packet at Mobile World Congress  
-- Acme Packet and OTT Communications 
More about Acme Packet:  
-- The Packet  
-- The Session  
-- Community  
-- Twitter  
-- Facebook  
-- LinkedIn 
About CounterPath 
CounterPath's standards based VoIP softphones are changing the face
of telecommunications. The BYOD VoIP favorite, Bria softphone for
mobile devices and desktop, together with the company's easy-to-use
client management, provisioning and configuration server enables
enterprises, service providers, and OEMs around the globe to offer a
seamless and unified communications experience across both fixed and
mobile networks. Standards-based, cost-effective and reliable,
CounterPath's award-winning solutions power voice, video, messaging,
and presence that empower customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T,
Verizon, BT, Mobilkom Austria, NTT, Rogers, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco
Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel and NEC. 
For more information about CounterPath's Bria softphone applications
and CCS solutions, visit: www.CounterPath.com/products. 
CounterPath Forward-Looking Statements 
This news release contains "forward-looking statements". Statements
in this news release which are not purely historical, are
forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding
beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, such
as the following: overall, with a strong sales pipeline, channel
partners coming on-line and favorable long-term market trends, our
outlook for continued growth remains very positive. 
It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual
results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking
statements. Actual results could differ from those projected in any
forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors
include, among others: (1) general economic conditions as they affect
CounterPath and its current and prospective customers, including a
continued downturn in general economic conditions internationally,
(2) the variability in our sales from reporting period to reporting
period due to extended sales cycles as a result of selling our
products through channel partners or the length of time of deployment
of our products by our customers (3) the Company's ability to control
its operating expenses, which may adversely aff
ect its financial
condition, (4) a decline in the Company's stock price or insufficient
investor interest in the Company's securities which may impact on the
Company's ability to raise additional financing as required, (5) the
Company's ability to remain competitive as other better financed
parties develop and release competitive products, (6) the impact of
intellectual property litigation that could materially and adversely
affect our business, (7) the success by the Company of the sales of
its current and new products, (8) the impact of technology changes on
the Company's products and on our industry, (9) the failure to
develop new and innovative products using the Company's technologies,
(10) the potential dilution to shareholders or overhang on the
Company's share price of its outstanding stock options and warrants.
Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the
Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q or Form 10-Q/A, or in the
annual reports on Form 10-K or Form 10-K/A, and the Company's other
disclosure documents filed from time-to-time with the Securities and
Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov and the Company's interim and
annual filings and other disclosure documents filed from time-to-time
on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. 
About Acme Packet  
Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT), the leader in session delivery network
solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of
next-generation voice, video, 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 primarily in the USA, selling them through
over 330 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,925 customers in
109 countries have deployed over 21,000 Acme Packet systems,
including 89 of the top 100 service providers and 51 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, the benefits
of our products and solutions, including cost savings and
flexibility. 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 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. 
Contacts:
Media and Industry Analysts
Acme Packet
Mike O'Malley
+1 781-869-2975
apktpr@acmepacket.com
www.acmepacket.com 
Media and Industry Analysts
CounterPath
Dana Sissons
+1 604-628-9369
dsissons@CounterPath.com
www.CounterPath.com 
Agency Contact
Version 2.0 Communications
Katelyn Henry
+1 617-426-2222 x113
khenry@v2comms.com
 
 
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