announces that InPhonex has chosen the Net-Net 9200 session border controller to help expand its subscriber base and further enhance its service offerings. An existing Acme Packet customer, InPhonex currently services approximately 200,000 direct VoIP subscribers and plans to exceed one million subscribers by the end of calendar year 2009. In addition to its retail business, InPhonex markets its services through a worldwide network of more than three thousand resellers under the VARPhonex brand. InPhonex’s business and residential subscribers are able to place VoIP calls to over 140 countries, choosing from a growing portfolio of fixed and variable rate service plans.
To support its recent and forecasted growth, InPhonex has chosen Acme Packet’s Net-Net 9200 platform, citing four primary factors:
- Media capacity – A single Net-Net 9200 SBC supports up to 128,000 media sessions, which InPhonex believes will be necessary to support the incremental VoIP traffic generated as the result of the subscriber growth it is forecasting.
- High availability – The Net-Net 9200 provides 100% hardware redundancy in-chassis with check-pointing of signaling, media and configuration state for no loss of service.
- Security – InPhonex was particularly concerned with protecting its service infrastructure against Denial of Service attacks, which are potentially catastrophic to revenue-producing VoIP services. The Net-Net 9200 incorporates Acme Packet’s Net-SAFE architecture, providing InPhonex with the necessary protection against service outages and/or loss of revenue caused by malicious or even non-malicious attacks.
- Service reach maximization – The Net-Net 9200’s ability to adapt to a wide range of devices through capabilities such as transcoding, transrating and telephone number and DTMF manipulation was critical to InPhonex. They also required a platform that could provide highly scalable hosted NAT traversal along with significant amounts of signaling protocol translations and fix-ups.