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September 10, 2012

Aicent Selects Acme Packet for its Next-Generation IPX and LTE Roaming Exchange Services

Acme Packet, an icon in session delivery networks, recently announced that Aicent Inc., a source of mobile data network and wireless communications services for service providers, has chosen Acme Packet to support its next-generation IPX (IP-Exchange) and LTE (Long Term Evolution) roaming exchange services. 

Aicent, Inc. serves more than three billion mobile users around the world, and is a leader in the provision of IPX data network services and solutions for global mobile operators. It operates one of the world's largest mobile IPX network exchanges, including nine of the world’s 10 largest and reaches nearly all 4G and 3G LTE operators globally.

The company also has the world’s largest multimedia messaging exchange that assist carriers in maximizing their revenue opportunities.

Acme Packet is at the summit of the market in session delivery network solutions and enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, video, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks.

Their Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks.

Acme Packet’s products are manufactured in the USA.

David Zhang, chief technical officer and vice-president of Engineering at Aicent, said they were pleased to utilize Acme Packet’s technology to support their next-generation IPX infrastructure for session control and diameter signal routing. Over the past 10 years, Aicent has established roaming and peering agreements with some of the largest service providers in the world, including Verizon, China Unicom, China Mobile and AT&T.

Acme Packet’s solutions will only help them further grow these relationships with new cost-effective and flexible IP-based interworking and LTE roaming services, said Zhang.

Vice-president of solutions architecture at Acme Packet, Don Troshynski, said Aicent is an innovative first-mover in helping mobile operators migrate to the all-IP world. By building upon its strong foundation of session border controllers within Aicent’s IPX network, its Net-Net Diameter Director has enabled Aicent to quickly establish flexible and interoperable LTE roaming services.

Aicent deployed the Acme Packet Net-Net Diameter Director to support its global LTE roaming service and the Net-Net Session Director to manage SIP interconnects for its IPX service. Acme Packet’s Diameter signaling controller enables Aicent to offer mobile service providers a single connection for all Diameter interconnections based on Aicent’s extensive partnerships with global LTE operators.

The Acme Packet solution provides extensive SIP and Diameter normalization and interworking functions that enable Aicent to accelerate service deployment, as well as comprehensive security and traffic management capabilities that protect against network overloads and malicious attacks. The products also allow Aicent, a highly flexible IPX solution for VoIP, LTE video and data exchange services without compromising service quality or service availability.

The intelligent routing would further re-enforce roaming policy and business logic and also simplify network planning and service level agreement monitoring.

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Edited by Braden Becker


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