China Telecom deploys Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director session border controllers

Telecom Lead Asia: China Telecom has deployed Acme
Packet’s Net-Net Session Director session border controllers (SBCs) to replace
its legacy public switched telephone network (PSTN) infrastructure with the IP
Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture.

China Telecom is the largest fixed-line network provider
in China with approximately 170 million fixed-line subscribers.

China Telecom is deploying more than 130 Acme Packet SBCs
and Net-Net Session-aware Load Balancers across dozens of cities as part of
China’s largest IMS deployment.

Acme Packet said the deployment is supporting both
consumer voice over IP (VoIP) and hosted enterprise unified communications (UC)
services offered by China Telecom. This deployment will also support future
mobile services.

Moreover, the Acme Packet SBCs integrate and fulfill
critical IMS functional elements including the Proxy Call Session Control
Function (P-CSCF), which lowers the total cost of ownership for China Telecom’s
IMS network.

Acme Packet accelerates China Telecom’s time-to-market
for its IMS services and lowers capital and operation costs by replacing legacy
soft switches with the interoperable, flexible, and highly scalable Net-Net
Session Director.

“As China’s largest communications service provider,
China Telecom will serve as a leader in providing next-generation
communications across the country through its IMS deployment,” said Tim
Ziemer, vice president of North America and Asia Pacific Japan sales, Acme

“Our SBCs will securely streamline China Telecom’s
IMS initiatives to deliver next-generation voice, video, and UC services to
subscribers, and also support mobile applications in the future,” Ziemer

As of the end of March 2011, China Telecom has wireline
access lines in service of about 173 million, wireline broadband subscribers of
over 66 million and mobile subscribers of more than 100 million.

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