Telecom Lead America: WIND Mobile (WIND), a wireless
service provider in Canada, has 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.
The Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director enables a
secure, flexible and interoperable SIP interconnect solution for off-net voice
traffic, helping reduce costly origination and termination time-division
multiplexing (TDM) fees.
“We are building a next-generation IP-based network
to offer innovative mobile, voice and data services to over 400,000 customers
across Canada and this network required a proven, secure and interoperable
session border controller,” said Ante A. Rupcic, VP Core Network,
Technical Department, WIND.
Acme Packet claims that its Net-Net Session
Director’s flexible routing capabilities helps WIND reduce session expenditures
while optimizing subscriber experience. Acme Packet’s interworking capabilities
simplifies WIND’s network operations, assures multi-vendor interoperability and
accelerates the company’s time-to-market.
Using SIP interconnect, WIND’s calls travel to other
service providers over IP, which eliminates costly TDM fees and scales the
company’s VoIP interconnect relationships. The Acme
Packet Net-SAFE’s security architecture protects WIND from denial of
service attacks and network overloads with access control lists, topology
hiding and dynamic rate limiting.
“WIND’s focus on IP lies at the heart of providing
unique mobile services and customer experience in Canada. Our Net-Net Session
Director enables WIND to securely and flexibly interconnect its network to
multiple service providers at the lowest cost,” said Tim Ziemer, vice
president of North America and Asia Pacific sales, Acme Packet.
Acme Packet’s session border controller (SBC)
capabilities also include high availability, call admission control and quality
of service capabilities to ensure network reliability. Also, with Acme Packet’s
feature rich and standards-based solution, WIND’s network will be able to
utilize key encryption, transcoding and interworking capabilities in the
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