Telus, Cbeyond deploy Acme Packet products
Acme Packets  started the week off with a couple of customer deployment announcements.
Canadian-based carrier Telus  is using Acme Packet’s Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) for its VoIP services and to secure its borders for trusted peering relationships with other domestic and international service providers.
Telus has laid claim to being one of the first major telecommunications providers in the world to deploy a leading-edge, IP-based next-generation network (NGN). This managed network now delivers voice, data and video applications throughout Canada.
Acme Packet’s SBCs are deployed at six sites in high-availability configurations across Canada to support both VoIP and interconnect services. Telus uses Acme Packet’s Net-Net Session Director for security and service reach maximization, and the Net-Net Session Router for call routing.
“We design our network to support customers’ needs well into the future,” said Telus CTO Ibrahim Gedeon, in a prepared statement “With Acme Packet, we created a core peering platform that is significantly cheaper to build and operate, while giving us critical security and control functions.”
Acme Packets also announced that Cbeyond  was using Acme’s Net-Net SBCs to enhance its SIP trunking service. According to Acme, the company’s SBCs aid Cbeyond’s service by enabling NAT traversal, increasing reliability and providing additional security capabilities that protect Cbeyond’s VoIP infrastructure.
Cbeyond delivers integrated packages of communications and IT services to more than 31,000 small businesses throughout the United States.
“Our goal is to afford our small business customers with the same advanced technology and premium services available to large enterprises,” said Chris Gatch, CTO at Cbeyond, in a prepared statement. “Acme Packet helps us achieve this by providing the session border control solutions necessary to offer a highly interoperable SIP trunking service, while securing our network and reducing costs.”