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September 13, 2011
Jazztel Selects Acme Packet SBCs for Virtual PBX and Wholesale Interconnect Services
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Acme Packet (News - Alert), a provider of session border controllers (SBCs), announced that Jazztel, a Spanish telecommunications and data transmission carrier, has deployed Acme Packet Net-Net 4500 session border controllers (SBCs) to host virtual PBX services for business customers and provide international wholesale peering services and in-country IP interconnects.

Jazztel replaced legacy circuit-switched infrastructure with Acme Packet products as they scaled their IP communication service offerings. The solution enables Jazztel to offer virtual PBX (News - Alert) services with greater flexibility.

"We chose Acme Packet  products for their flexibility to eliminate a wide variety of interoperability issues with softswitches and gateways used by our peering customers and with endpoints,” said Antonio Montero, network director at Jazztel, in a statement. “As a result, we have also been able to provision peering service providers and business VoIP customers much faster."

Jazztel has been offering small business VoIP services over the past several years. Recently, the company expanded their capabilities to support large enterprises through virtual PBX environments, replacing traditional time-division multiplexing (TDM) switches and converged TDM/IP media gateways under softswitch control, with Acme Packet products in order to scale their business VoIP services.

"Jazztel has taken advantage of the latest IP communication technology and successfully monetized this investment across several business models," said Dino Di Palma, Acme Packet's senior vice president of worldwide sales and business development. "We worked closely with Jazztel on a technical level to help them scale both their retail and wholesale communication services."

Recently, Acme Packet announced that its Net-Net Session Director Enterprise Session Border Controller (E-SBC) solutions for Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync Server 2010 have been selected to be part of the new Enterprise SBC category within Microsoft’s Lync Server Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program (UCOIP).

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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