Telecom Lead America: Acme Packet, a provider leader in
session delivery network solutions and Accuris Networks have collaborated to
launch the first Wi-Fi Mobile Interworking solution.
The solution allows mobile operators to extend network
coverage and network capacity to Wi-Fi, provide carrier-grade security and
offer value-added services even when users offload to Wi-Fi networks.
With this solution, mobile operators will now be able to
use data service policies across 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi seamlessly. Furthermore, the
end users will benefit from a secure and trouble-free connection to Wi-Fi.
“Acme Packet’s partnership with Accuris Networks
enables us to deliver enhanced capabilities for service providers that are
enhancing their Wi-Fi networks to become true, fully integrated, extensions of
the mobile network,” said Seamus Hourihan, senior vice president,
corporate strategy, Acme Packet.
The solution is currently being trialed with tier one
carriers in North and South America.
The company said that operators will now be able to use
existing packet data services including integration with existing charging,
policy and provisioning infrastructure when their users are on Wi-Fi.
” With Acme Packet’s Net-Net SG, SD and SMX products
working together with our AccuROAM platform, we can now offer a valuable
solution that extends existing data, voice and messaging services onto multiple
access technologies networks,” said Aidan Dillon, CTO for Accuris
The cellular to Wi-Fi/LTE interworking gateway provides
operators with fully integrated Wi-Fi offload and roaming incorporating support
for secure tunneled packet data core interworking with any smartphone
(client-based) or with any Wi-Fi access point (client-less).
In addition, the gateway offers integration with existing
charging, policy and provisioning systems for continued service delivery on
Wi-Fi and LTE.
Acme Packet acquires IPTEGO for $21 million
Recently, Acme Packet acquired privately held IPTEGO
GmbH, an IP communications network management software company, for
approximately $21 million in cash.