PCCW Selects Acme Packet’s Net-Net(R) Session Border Controllers (SBCs) as Part of a Next-Generation Network Migration Plan
PCCW Deploys Acme Packet Session Border Controllers for its Next Generation Network
Largest service provider in Hong Kong secures residential VoIP services and maximizes service reach using Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers
Acme Packet(R) (NASDAQ: APKT – News), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that PCCW Ltd., the largest integrated wired and wireless communications service provider in Hong Kong, has deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net(R) session border controllers (SBCs) as part of a next-generation network migration plan. Net-Net 4500 SBCs are deployed at major access network aggregation points to provide security and maximize the reach of PCCW’s residential VoIP services.
PCCW is a quadruple-play service provider in Hong Kong offering wireless, wireline, IPTV and Internet services to business and residential customers. PCCW currently has more than 2.5 million business and residential lines in service and plans to expand its service portfolio using the next-generation network in the future.
At PCCW’s access borders, Net-Net 4500 SBCs provide extensive security and control capabilities to protect and optimize its VoIP network. Acme Packet’s Net-SAFE(R) security framework provides protection against DoS/DDoS attacks and overloads, while topology hiding and access control lists keep unauthorized and malicious traffic from disrupting service availability. Adaptive hosted NAT traversal eliminates the roadblocks to incoming calls created by premise-based NAT devices and firewalls. Acme Packet’s SIP signaling normalization allows PCCW’s multi-vendor network to smoothly interoperate, maximizing its service reach.
“The migration to our next-generation network will enable us to deliver compelling IP communication services to our customers,” said Hermes Lin, project manager and technical head, NGN project for PCCW. “Acme Packet SBCs are critical to this transformation by enabling rapid interoperability among our multi-vendor network elements and delivering comprehensive security and service assurance features to support our IP communication services today and in the future.”
“PCCW is delivering innovative quadruple-play services to millions of customers in Hong Kong,” said Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet’s vice president of marketing and product management. “Acme Packet’s SBCs play a pivotal role in helping solve the challenges that PCCW faces as the company delivers high-quality IP communication services over its next-generation network.”
About Acme Packet
Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT – News), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first-class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS, H.248 and RTSP—and multiple border points—service provider access and interconnect, and enterprise access and trunking. Our products have been selected by more than 675 customers in 95 countries. They include 29 of the top 30, and 89 of the top 100 service providers in the world; and 6 of the Fortune 25. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008 – News) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. PCCW also holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited.
As the provider of Hong Kong’s first quadruple-play experience, PCCW/HKT offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms—fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations. To learn more about PCCW and HKT, please visit www.pccw.com.