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December 18, 2008

Acme Packet to Support Korea Cable Telecom Expansion

By Divya Narain, TMCnet Contributor

Burlington, Massachusetts-based session border control solutions provider, Acme Packet has announced that Korea Cable Telecom (KCT) will deploy more of its Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs).
A consortium of seven cable operators, KCT delivers VoIP services to 12 million cable subscribers throughout Korea. To meet the growing demand of next-generation IP communications in Korea, KCT is planning an expansion.
Oh Young-Cheol, CTO from KCT, explained the details of the expansion.
"KCT's goal is to significantly grow our subscriber base in 2008, meeting the burgeoning demand throughout Korea for next-generation IP communications,” said Young-Cheol.
"We found the Net-Net SBC solution to be the most advanced and capable when we first deployed it, and now Acme Packet (News - Alert) is helping enable our expansion endeavor by delivering interoperability and critical control functions instrumental to our success," he added.
KCT first deployed Acme Packet's SBCs in 2006 for security and service reach maximization. Especially useful to KCT is Acme Packet's security framework, Net-SAFE, that offers capabilities such as denial of service (DoS) attack prevention, topology hiding and access control to protect KCT's VoIP core. Plus, the hosted NAT traversal feature of the SBC allows SIP sessions to traverse existing data firewall/NAT devices at KCT's subscribers' homes.
The Net-Net SBCs are interoperable with an array of products. In addition, Acme Packet's SIP header manipulation feature can be used for ensuring faster deployment and greater reach of KCT's services.
Seamus Hourihan (News - Alert), vice president of marketing and product management for Acme Packet, commented on how their SBCs compliment KCT’s expansion efforts.
"As an aggressive company in a competitive communications market, KCT needs to offer its customers a clearly compelling service offering," said Hourihan. "Acme Packet's SBCs deliver the capabilities and features that enable KCT to blend key features and functions with the security and reliability that KCT's customers demand."
Acme Packet boasts a customer base of 580 service providers in 85 countries. Earlier this year, TMCnet reported that True Corporation, Thailand’s integrated communications service provider and one of the largest broadband providers in the country, had deployed Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) for wholesale peering interconnects, IP PBX (News - Alert) trunking and residential VoIP.
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Divya Narain is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Divya's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart