December 04, 2012
Acme Packet Diameter Director Deployed by BICS to Scale its Global LTE Roaming Services
By Shankar Pandiath TMCnet Contributor
BICS, a global provider of international carrier services, has now deployed Acme Packet (News - Alert) Diameter signaling controller solutions, to maintain its lead with cutting-edge LTE roaming services. BICS will be using Acme’s flexible Diameter signaling controllers to support its next-generation Long Term Evolution (LTE (News - Alert)) data and voice roaming exchange services globally.
Acme Packet addresses all security and control functions for SIP and Diameter, accelerates Time-to market, reduces complexity and cost-efficiently proves to be a comprehensive LTE roaming solution.
Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet is a landmark for session delivery network solutions. It enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, video, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks globally.
Its Net-Net product family meets demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements efficiently and effectively in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks.
With Acme Packet Net-Net Diameter Director, BICS will be able to provide a single connection to mobile service providers for global connectivity. BICS will be able to accelerate service deployment with the help of comprehensive Diameter mediation and inter-working functions provided by Acme Packet's Diameter signaling controller. The solution provides extensive security and traffic management capabilities.
The implementation of Acme’s flexible Diameter signaling controllers builds upon existing Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director installation in BICS's IP eXchange (IPX) service to manage SIP interconnects efficiently. The solution enables BICS to offer flexible IP based voice, video and data exchange to its customers without compromising on service availability or quality in any way.
The comprehensive performance management simplifies service level agreement monitoring and network planning.
"We've successfully used Acme Packet solutions to manage SIP Interconnects in our IPX network since 2007," said Pierre-Andre Rulmont, chief technology officer, BICS. "By applying Acme Packet's IP signaling expertise and field-proven technology to Diameter, the Net-Net Diameter Director has helped us introduce new LTE roaming services quickly and confidently."
"BICS is taking a leading role in helping service providers make a smooth transition to LTE," said Mario Oliveira, vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Caribbean and Latin America sales, for Acme Packet. "The Net-Net Diameter Director helps BICS maintain its competitive advantage with cutting-edge LTE roaming services."
With its passionate and creative teams located in Brussels, Bern, Dubai, Singapore and New York, BICS delivers best-in-class international wholesale solutions to communication service providers worldwide.
It has a world-leading position in the international Voice and Mobile Data markets.
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Edited by Braden Becker