Philippine Long Distance Telephone expands deployment of Acme Packet


Acme Packet announced that Philippine Long Distance
Telephone Company (PLDT), the telecommunications provider in the Philippines,
has extended its deployment of Acme Packet session border controllers (SBCs) to
transition its international interconnects from circuit-switched to IP
connections and add more network capacity for its growing international
wholesale services.


In addition to interconnect solutions, PLDT is using Acme
Packet SBCs for both residential and enterprise Voice over IP (VoIP) services.


The Philippines has a significant amount of international
traffic due to both a high overseas population as well as a strong Business
Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. As the incumbent, PLDT carries much of the
country’s international voice traffic and needed to meet the increasing demands
for SIP-based interconnect from international operators.


With Acme Packet’s support for a wide range of codecs and
transcoding, PLDT is able to offer premium interconnect services to address an
expanded PLDT market opportunity.


IP-based networks continue to expand and as the
preferred full service provider of voice, video and data, we require the best
solutions that will enable us to reach nearly all possible network borders,”
said Genarco C. Sanchez, vice president of network planning and engineering,
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.


We have been leveraging Acme Packet session border
controllers since 2005 and achieved benefits from the company’s IP interconnect
domain expertise. With Acme Packet solutions, we continue to deploy multiple
applications and services on various borders cost effectively and quickly,”
Sanchez added.


Since 2005, PLDT has been a regional leader in planning
and deploying IP networks. Acme Packet has worked closely with PLDT on many
successful projects and we look forward to continuing to fulfill the
requirements to serve its extensive customer base,” said Dino Di Palma, senior
vice president of worldwide sales and business development, Acme Packet.


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