August 01, 2012
DoubleHorn Communications Selects Acme Packet
By Anil Sharma TMCnet Contributor
DoubleHorn Communications, a provider of wholesale communications services, turn-key cloud business applications and managed services, has selected Acme Packet (News - Alert) solutions to secure and control its IP communications service offerings.
Officials with Acme Packet said that DoubleHorn is using Acme Packet's Net-Net Enterprise Session Director-Server Edition and SIP Trunk Xpress solutions to reduce network infrastructure cost and complexity, streamline operations, and accelerate time-to-market.
Company officials said that with Acme Packet, DoubleHorn would be able to leverage a unified, highly-scalable, SBC product offering for both business lines.
Thanks to the Net-Net Enterprise Session Director-Server Edition SBC, DoubleHorn would be able to reduce equipment expenses and simplify sparing and operations, by using industry-standard servers for border control functions.
Going forward, DoubleHorn plans to leverage the Net-Net Enterprise Session Director-Virtual Machine Edition to drive additional cost savings and enable on-demand services.
By integrating the Acme Packet platforms with its end-to-end provisioning systems, DoubleHorn plans to offer end-user, web-based self-selection tools to accelerate service enablement and reduce operational expenditures even further.
"Thanks to Acme Packet, we can turn-up customers much more quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively," said Tab Schadt, CEO of DoubleHorn Communications, in a statement.
"Acme Packet solutions help us simplify operations and contain costs by solving interoperability issues, exploiting industry-standard servers, and automating common configuration tasks," said Schadt.
"DoubleHorn Communications provides critical retail business services and cloud-based wholesale technologies to enterprises, and wanted an SBC partner that could support both its services," said Tim Ziemer, vice president of North America and Asia Pacific Japan sales, Acme Packet.
"By integrating their leading technologies with Acme Packet's multipurpose solution, we helped DoubleHorn increase margins while maximizing their customers' satisfaction with their services," said Ziemer.
TMCnet in June reported that Maaii Limited, an integrated communications application service provider based in Hong Kong, installed Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director session border controllers (SBCs) to support its global over-the-top (OTT) communications service.
On its IP Multimedia Subsystem (News - Alert) (IMS)-based OTT network, Maaii chose Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director for both its access and interconnect network borders. The complete project will include more than 100 SBCs all over the world. The Net-Net Session Director can take Maaii's OTT service to anywhere on any devices rapidly with the help of the Internet.
Edited by Juliana Kenny