Industry leaders jointly offer a lower cost & less complex IMS solution alternative
BEDFORD, MA and GAITHERSBURG, MD, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 – Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, and BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT), a leading provider of communications applications for IP networks, announced today that they have developed IMS Xpress, a simplified solution for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) deployments.
IMS Xpress brings together the power of Acme Packet's Net-Net SIP Multimedia-Xpress (SMX) solution and BroadSoft's BroadWorks® communications application solution to provide a pre-integrated, interoperable solution that:
- Reduces IMS architecture complexity, simplifying and accelerating deployments
- Easily scales to support mass-market subscriber quantities
- Includes an extensive range of communications services
- Offers a lower total cost of ownership
IMS Xpress leverages years of collective experience delivering field-proven, industry-leading solutions to the world's largest service providers. It is IMS standards compliant, and goes beyond technology integration to include joint business processes for product design, implementation and support.
"Service providers are looking to build revenue generating applications using the IMS architecture, but many IMS solutions have been too complicated and costly to operate," said Andy Ory, chief executive officer, Acme Packet. "Through our joint solution with BroadSoft®, IMS Xpress includes a fully-interoperable service that allows for rapid deployment of new services in a cost effective manner."
"For more than a decade, we have been singularly focused on enabling the delivery of modern communications services over IP networks, continuously innovating to ensure our service provider customers can offer the most demanded services, which increasingly include VoLTE, RCS and a broad range of Unified Communications services," said Michael Tessler, chief executive officer, BroadSoft. "Together with Acme Packet, we are enabling service providers to leverage the power of IMS without the costs and complexity of today's solutions."
Acme Packet's Net-Net SIP Multimedia-Xpress (SMX) provides a tightly integrated solution that combines the industry's leading session border controller with a complete IMS session management feature set. By combining many functional elements into a single scalable Net-Net SMX solution, the simplified architecture reduces capital expenditures and allows for fewer signaling interactions and messages.
BroadSoft's core communications platform includes BroadWorks, BroadCloud™; and BroadTouch™ and offers an extensive range of consumer and business communication applications, such as VoLTE, RCS, RCS-e, Unified Communications, Conferencing and Collaboration. Through its telephony applications servers, cloud services and user experience applications, BroadSoft's core communications platform provides a ubiquitous user experience across a wide range of communication devices.
Acme Packet and BroadSoft will host joint meetings at Mobile World Congress 2012 February 27 - March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Please contact the company representatives listed below for more information.
About Acme Packet
Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA, selling them through over 220 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,600 customers in 107 countries have deployed over 16,000 Acme Packet systems, including 88 of the top 100 service providers and 41 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.
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BroadSoft provides software that enables mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to deliver voice and multimedia services over their IP-based networks. The Company's software, BroadWorks®, enables service providers to provide enterprises and consumers with a range of cloud-based, or hosted, IP multimedia communications, such as hosted IP private branch exchanges, video calling, unified communications, collaboration and converged mobile and fixed-line services.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include, among others, statements regarding the functionality of IMS Xpress and the benefits of IMS Xpress to service providers. The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to the success and customer adoption of IMS Xpress and the resulting financial and other benefits to BroadSoft, as well as those factors contained in the "Risk Factors" section of BroadSoft's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 2011, and in BroadSoft's other filings with the SEC. All information in this press release is as of February 16, 2012. Except as required by law, BroadSoft undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its expectations.
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