Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Vodafone Portugal Installs Acme Packet for IMS Network

Vodafone Portugal is leveraging Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to provide secure, high-quality residential VoIP services throughout Portugal.

Acme Packet's Net-Net SBCs, which are deployed as part of an Ericsson Core IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution, protect Vodafone Portugal's IMS network as well as provide a solution for service assurance, service reach maximization and regulatory compliance.

Acme Packet's Net-SAFE security architecture provides denial of service (DoS/DDoS) protection from malicious attacks and non-malicious overloads, access control and topology hiding. Call admission control policies on the Net-Net SBCs assure service quality and network availability.

Hosted NAT traversal, signaling protocol repair and interworking maximize the reach of Vodafone Portugal's IMS services. Using the DIAMETER e2 interface, Acme Packet SBCs query the CLF (connectivity location repository function) to obtain subscriber location information and insert it in SIP messages for emergency service support.

Acme Packet's SBC is also deployed at the access border to provide lawful intercept capability for Vodafone Portugal's PSTN emulation service.