Telecom Lead Europe: Bouygues Telecom, a fixed and mobile
service provider in France, has selected Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director
session border controllers (SBCs) to deploy them in its IP Multimedia Subsystem
(IMS) network, supplied and integrated by Alcatel-Lucent.
Bouygues Telecom is deploying IMS to support multiple
services, including migration of existing residential voice to voice over IP
(VoIP), interconnecting with other service providers and launching new
services, such as visual voice mail.
“We chose the Acme Packet solution due to their
culture of innovation, the rich functionality and scalability of its session
border controllers, and the company’s impressive track record in enabling
trusted, high-quality VoIP, and IP interactive communication services,” said
Jean-Paul Arzel, Bouygues Telecom networks director.
The company said that its Net-Net Session Director
fulfills critical IMS functional requirements at the access and interconnect
borders of Bouygues Telecom’s network.
Furthermore, the Net-Net Session Director provides
Interconnect Border Control Function (I-BCF) and the Transition Gateway (TrGW)
for controlling fixed and mobile SIP traffic at interconnect borders,
encompassing both internal interconnection between Bouygues’ fixed and mobile
networks as well as between the IMS network and other service providers.
Bouygues Telecom is using Acme Packet’s interoperability
feature set that includes SIP normalization and SIP to SIP-I interworking that
helps accelerate time-to-market and reduce operational costs as the network
“Our IMS solution portfolio delivers the security,
interoperability, and quality functionalities that Bouygues Telecom and leading
service providers demand to be successful in their migration to end-to-end IP
communications,” said Mario Oliveira, Acme Packet’s vice president of Europe,
Middle East, and Africa, and Caribbean and Latin America sales.
WIND Mobile selects Acme Packet for Net-Net Session Director
Recently, WIND Mobile (WIND), a wireless service provider
in Canada selected the Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director session
border controllers to securely connect WIND’s voice over internet protocol
(VoIP) core network with other service providers.