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December 15, 2005
BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Acme Packet®, the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that Dimension Data selected Acme Packet's Net-Net® session border controllers to deploy at Internet Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a South African converged communications provider, to deliver voice-over-IP (VoIP) business services. The new suite of services, called Voice over IS (VoIS), was launched earlier this year and has a number of live customers.
Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers (SBC) have been installed since the summer and are deployed in 5 of Internet Solutions' PoPs in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, London and New York City. In this role, the SBCs' enable Internet Solutions to protect their network resources and extend their service reach and revenue potential. The features used include topology hiding, service theft protection, call admission control, hosted NAT traversal and H.323 to SIP interworking.
According to Mark van Bavel, Principle Consultant, Service Providers Solutions at Dimension Data South Africa, "We selected the Acme Packet solution based on the superior feature set, performance and scalability along with their timely support in architecting the solution and their ability to meet our specific needs of interworking with other vendors." Dimension Data is a regional distributor of the Acme Packet Net-Net solutions. "As full service telecommunications were deregulated earlier this year in South Africa, Internet Solutions sought technology partners to enable our new VoIP solutions," said Greg Hatfield, Manager, VoIS Solutions at Internet Solutions. "Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers enable us to satisfy VoIS' critical security, service reach, and interworking requirements."
"Internet Solutions saw an opportunity to bring innovative and cost effective voice services to South African businesses as that market was freed from regulations," declared Andy Ory, president and CEO, Acme Packet. "We are pleased that Dimension Data recognized Acme Packet as having the best product set for fulfilling Internet Solution's needs in their VoIS network deployment."
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