, the leader in session border control solutions, announced that Primus Telecom
in Australia has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to support its new residential broadband Voice over IP (VoIP) service. Launched in March 2006, TalkBroadband is a SIP-based VoIP residential service offering modeled on Primus' US parent's established VoIP service, Lingo.
Acme Packet Net-Net SBCs are used for hosted NAT traversal to maximize the number of customers that can make use of the service and not require changes in their home networks. The quality of service (QoS) reporting capabilities of the Acme Packet SBCs helps Primus Telecom monitor and maintain the service quality of TalkBroadband. The Net-SAFE security functions protect the SBC and service infrastructure from DoS/DDoS attacks, dynamically control service access and hide network topology. Application server failure detection and load balancing maximize service uptime in the event of network problems.
"Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers are leaders in the industry," said Jeff Pace, General Manager, Network Operations at Primus Telecom. "The proven interoperability with our BroadSoft application servers helped us achieve our goal of a seamless and rapid entry to market. Acme Packet's features that maximize service reach and increase our service scalability and availability will help us deliver on our plan of offering a cost effective, yet high quality communication offering."
"As one of Australia's largest telecommunications carriers, Primus Telecom has the experience to make its new TalkBroadband service a success in the Australian market," stated Andy Ory, president and CEO of Acme Packet. "Primus Telecom is delivering an innovative service to the telecommunications market and Acme Packet helps enable TalkBroadband's high quality, service availability and wide service reach."