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Telefonica Digital Deploys Acme Packet to Deliver Multimedia Services for Over-the-Top Cloud Communication
Leading Communication Provider Uses Acme Packet Solution to Lower Costs, Simplify Complexity, and Expedite Time-to-Market for TU Me Service

BEDFORD, MA, Jun 20, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Acme Packet(R) (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that Telefonica Digital, a global business division of Telefonica, has deployed key elements of Acme Packet's session delivery networking portfolio to support the new TU brand of enhanced communications services.

Telefonica Digital is using Acme Packet's Net-Net SIP Multimedia-Xpress (SMX) and Net-Net Session-aware Load Balancer (SLB) to exclusively provide the core functions of its standards-based infrastructure deployment, including core session routing and control, cluster expansion and contraction, client registration, border security, and account management.

This capability can be seen in the first of the TU services to be rolled out -- TU Me -- which is designed to make it as easy as possible for people to communicate with their friends and family using their smartphone. Users of TU Me can exchange text messages, make calls, leave voice messages, share photos, and location information.

Acme Packet's simplified and scalable solution provides more responsive, cost-effective session management functions, and enables the quick and efficient roll-out of new services such as high-definition voice, messaging, file sharing, and video on multiple mobile platforms.

"Acme Packet's streamlined solution cut our time-to-market for the TU Me service by simplifying the architecture into a flexible, standards-based package," said Benjamin Keyser, Head of Over the Top Products at Telefonica Digital. "By building the architecture to enable scalability and load balancing, Acme Packet's feature-rich solution not only helped lower both operational and capital expenditures, it helped us get the TU Me service to market in less than 100 days."

"Forward-thinking service providers like Telefonica Digital are looking to avoid the complexity and expense of highly decomposed standards-based deployment models, but still be able to deliver the types of next generation services promised by the future architecture," said Mario Oliveira, vice president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and Caribbean and Latin America sales, Acme Packet. "Thanks to our long-standing relationship with Telefonica Digital and the advanced capabilities of our Net-Net portfolio, we're especially pleased that we were chosen as the sole SIP control element in Telefonica Digital's standards-based architecture and the default communications client for Telefonica."

Acme Packet's high-availability configurations and load balancing ensures carrier-class service reliability for subscribers on Telefonica's network, Wi-Fi, or any other service. The full product includes Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director's interoperability functions and securely protects against site disasters and network connectivity failures. Through Acme Packet's standards-based deployment, the solution provides Telefonica Digital and Telefonica with a scalable architecture for investing in forward-looking multimedia services with rapid time-to-market.

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About Telefonica Digital

Telefonica Digital is a global business division of Telefonica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefonica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, M2M and eHealth. It is also driving innovation in over the top communications services under a new umbrella brand called Tu. Telefonica Digital will deliver these new products and services to Telefonica's 300 million customers as well as leveraging the power of the internet to enter new markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Jajah, Terra, Tuenti, Media Networks Latin America, 48 and giffgaff are all part of the Telefonica Digital group of companies.

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

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