ip.access partners with Acme Packet for small cell solutions


Acme Packet, a provider of session delivery network
solutions, announced its partnership with ip.access, a provider of picocell and
femtocell infrastructure solutions.


The companies will collaborate on small cell solutions
and ip.access will integrate and support the Net-Net Security Gateway to secure
the ip.access nano3G small cell system.


Small cells, including femtocells and picocells, are
indoor cellular base stations that extend the reach and improve the performance
of mobile voice and data services. They are designed to improve the customer
experience for consumer, enterprise and public space environments, while
offloading the more costly macro radio and backhaul networks.


The small cell architecture uses the Internet to connect
the small cell access point to the mobile core network.


This partnership combines small cell authority with
security expertise to create a compelling and cost-effective solution to meet
current and future service provider needs,” said Mark Vella, vice president of
business development with Acme Packet.


This new partnership integrates the Net-Net Security
Gateway as part of the ip.access nano3G femtocell and picocell solution. The
Net-Net Security Gateway fulfills the security gateway functional requirements
defined in the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), providing
authentication and IPsec tunnel management between the ip.access nano3G Access
Points and the Access Controller.


Service providers demand a comprehensive security
solution in order to successfully deploy small cells,” said Andy Tiller, senior
vice president of product strategy and marketing at ip.access.


IPsec tunnels protect all subscriber voice and data
traffic and the management packets from tampering, eavesdropping or
interception. The two companies have worked together to enhance reliability,
security and manageability of small cells. The turnkey solution has been tested
and is deployed in live customer networks.


The Acme Packet
Net-Net Security Gateway features several significant technical advantages that
maximize capacity, minimize costs and assure service availability. It provides
up to 200,000 IPsec tunnels with high-performance IPsec processing architecture
in a single rack unit system, providing cost effective scalability as services


Infonetics Research recently reported
that ip.access has the leading market share of femtocell units deployed and ABI
Research ranks the company as the leading picocell supplier in the world.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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