Pac-West Packs Acme Packet into VoIP Interconnect Service; Pac-West's VoiceSource Bridges IP Networks and PSTN with the Help of Acme Packet Net-Net Session Border Controllers.BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Acme (company, jargon) ACME - /ak'mee/ 1. A Company that Makes Everything. The canonical imaginary business. Possibly also derived from the word "acme" meaning "highest point".
2. A program for MS-DOS. Packet(TM) today announced that Pac-West, a provider of traditional and next-generation voice communications services has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net(R) session border controllers A Session Border Controller is a device used in some VoIP networks to exert control over the signaling and usually also the media streams involved in setting up, conducting, and tearing down calls. to deliver voice-over-IP (VoIP) interconnect services. Pac-West's VoiceSource(SM) suite of services include IP connectivity for origination and termination of voice traffic and is currently offered in 6 Western states. Pac-West has announced a planned expansion to 36 major metropolitan markets, covering more than 50% of the U.S. population beginning in 2006.
In delivering this service, Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers (SBC (1) (SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, TX, www.sbc.com) A large, national telecommunications company that grew from a multitude of local and regional companies, including Southwestern Bell, Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell, into a single, unified brand by 2002. ) are deployed in two of Pac-West's SuperPOPs and serve as the secure bridge between the IP and TDM networks A network that transmits data in dedicated end-to-end circuits comprising 64 Kbps digital channels. TDM networks evolved from the analog voice networks of the telephone companies. of Pac-West's service provider customers for PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) The worldwide voice telephone network. Once only an analog system, the heart of most telephone networks today is all digital. In the U.S. termination and origination. In this role, the SBCs provide a comprehensive set of security functions for Pac-West, including access control, network topology See topology. hiding and DoS protection against both signaling and media attacks and overloads. Acme Packet's flexible call routing and accounting capabilities were critical features for Pac-West.
A recent Infonetics Research study underlines the growing need for this type of interconnect as carrier respondents in Service Provider Plans for Next Gen Voice 2005, reported what percentage of their outgoing (terminating) voice traffic to other carriers is native VoIP, both at the time of the interview and 12 months into the future. Respondents reported that terminating voice traffic was an average of 7% native VoIP in 2005, jumping to an average of 20% in 2006.
"As voice traffic transitions to IP, our customers need a secure and flexible way to connect to the PSTN," said Michael Hawn, Vice President, Customer Network Services at Pac-West Telecomm. "Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers enable us to add this feature to our voice termination and origination services. Acme Packet's focus on security, a flexible protocol interworking (standard) interworking - Systems or components, possibly from different origins, working together to perform some task. Interworking depends crucially on standards to define the interfaces between the components. , and call routing made them a clear choice for our network."
"Pac-West is a major player in the Western U.S voice termination market and we are pleased they recognize that Acme Packet has the leading solution for carrier interconnects," declared Andy Ory, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Acme Packet. "We look forward to working with them to expand their national presence as they offer turnkey IP services solutions to ISPs, wireless and wireline carriers, and next generation VoIP specialists."
About Acme Packet
Acme Packet, the leader in session border control solutions, enables service providers to deliver premium, interactive communications - voice, video and multimedia sessions - across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family has been selected by over 160 service providers, including 20 of the top 25 providers in the world, to satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements Regulatory requirements are part of the process of drug discovery and drug development. Regulatory requirements describe what is necessary for a new drug to be approved for marketing in any particular country. in wireline, cable and wireless networks. These deployments support all applications - from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services; all protocols - SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248; and all border points - interconnect, access network and data center. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.
About Pac-West Telecomm, Inc.
Pac-West is a provider of advanced communications services that enable traditional and next-generation providers, carriers, and service providers to efficiently design, deploy, and deliver integrated communication solutions. Currently, Pac-West has operations in California, Nevada, Washington, Arizona, Utah, and Oregon. Founded in 1980, Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. has been offering communication services to its customers since 1982 and has been a leading provider of wholesale services to Internet Service Providers Internet service provider (ISP)
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