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NuVox Communications Deploys Acme Packet Session Border Controllers for its New Business VoIP Offering
[March 04, 2005]

NuVox Communications Deploys Acme Packet Session Border Controllers for its New Business VoIP Offering

BURLINGTON, Mass. and GREENVILLE, S.C. --(Business Wire)-- March 4, 2005 --

NuVox rolls out secure, high quality business VoIP services using Acme Packet

Acme Packet(R), the leader in session border control, and NuVox Communications, an integrated communications provider serving business customers in the southeastern and midwestern US, today announced that NuVox will deploy the Net-Net(R) session border controllers for its hosted business VoIP offering beginning in the second quarter of 2005. The Net-Net products are satisfying the security, service level agreement assurance, service reach and regulatory requirements that are imperative for the delivery of high quality, premium IP services, such as VoIP, to NuVox's business customers.

"With the addition of business VoIP to its growing spectrum of advanced services, NuVox has selected Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers to provide the functionality required for real-time IP communications such as voice, video and multimedia," said Andy Ory, CEO and co-founder, Acme Packet. "Over 41,000 business customers in sixteen states can now select a high-quality VoIP service offering from NuVox's communications package, and Acme Packet's session border controllers are one of the key enablers for this new, revenue generating service offering."

"Our customers have come to expect a high level of reliability and security from the NuVox services they receive, and using the Net-Net session border controllers from Acme Packet will help us continue on that same path as we launch our VoIP product this Spring," said Keith Coker, VP of Network Planning and Administration for NuVox Communications. "Our VoIP offering will allow us to offer more services to our existing enterprise customers, deliver tremendous appeal for new customers, and keep us in top position in our chosen markets."

About Acme Packet

Acme Packet, the leader in session border control, enables service providers to deliver premium, interactive communications - voice, video and multimedia sessions - across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family has been selected by 9 of the top 10, and 15 of the top 25 service providers in the world to satisfy critical security, service assurance and law enforcement requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks. These deployments support all applications - from trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services; all protocol - SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248; and all border points - peering, access network and data center. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit

About NuVox Communications

NuVox Communications is a privately held Integrated Communications Provider (ICP) offering a full array of communications services for business customers including data, Internet, voice, and other advanced communications solutions. The company serves over 41,000 business customers across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. NuVox provides its integrated voice and data services through advanced Lucent, Nortel, and Cisco switches. Its long distance network is based on the Sonus Insignus platform. For more information, visit

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