M-net selects Acme Packet for IMS Session delivery

By Telecom
Lead Team:
Acme Packet, a provider of session delivery network solutions,
announced that German service provider M-net Telekommunications (M-net) has
deployed the Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director as session border controllers


Telekommunications deployed Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director to support its
IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-based services.


M-net is using
Acme Packet’s broad functions and features to secure its network, assure
service quality and reliability and extend its services with functions such as
lawful intercept (LI) and IPv6-IPv4 interworking.


Packet’s certification with our primary IMS vendor Nokia Siemens Networks, and
the high availability features and flexibility of the SBCs to perform as both
access and interconnect points were critical factors in our selection as the
SBC for our IMS initiative,” said Norbert Erl, head of central planning,


M-Net added
that Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director’s additional capabilities such as
IPv6, quality of service monitoring and lawful intercept bring additional value
to their services that will benefit customers.


vision of its network architecture and commitment to IMS has them
well-positioned for subscriber growth and service expansion. Their successful
migration to IMS-based service delivery will allow them to further strengthen
their position as a leading provider of VoIP services throughout Germany,” said
Dino Di Palma, senior vice president of worldwide sales and business
development, Acme Packet.


The M-Net
Session Directors, certified to interoperate with M-net’s Nokia Siemens
Networks IMS and LI platforms, are performing access SBC (A-SBC) as well as IMS
Interconnect Border Control (I-BCF) functions.


With steady
growth anticipated in the use of IPv6 endpoints, M-net also intends to leverage
Acme Packet’s ability to interwork IMS signaling between those endpoints and
its IPv4 core.


Recently, Acme Packet announced that Digital China will serve as a key distribution channel
and services partner for Acme Packet in the region.


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