Acme Packet and BroadSoft Announce IMS Xpress

February 16, 2012
Acme Packet and BroadSoft Announce IMS Xpress

Industry leaders jointly offer a lower cost & less complex IMS solution alternative

BEDFORD, MA and GAITHERSBURG, MD, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 – Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, and BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT), a leading provider of communications applications for IP networks, announced today that they have developed IMS Xpress, a simplified solution for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) deployments.
IMS Xpress brings together the power of Acme Packet’s Net-Net SIP Multimedia-Xpress (SMX) solution and BroadSoft’sBroadWorks® communications application solution to provide a pre-integrated, interoperable solution that:

  • Reduces IMS architecture complexity, simplifying and accelerating deployments
  • Easily scales to support mass-market subscriber quantities
  • Includes an extensive range of communications services
  • Offers a lower total cost of ownership

IMS Xpress leverages years of collective experience delivering field-proven, industry-leading solutions to the world’s largest service providers. It is IMS standards compliant, and goes beyond technology integration to include joint business processes for product design, implementation and support.
“Service providers are looking to build revenue generating applications using the IMS architecture, but many IMS solutions have been too complicated and costly to operate,” said Andy Ory, chief executive officer, Acme Packet. “Through our joint solution with BroadSoft®, IMS Xpress includes a fully-interoperable service that allows for rapid deployment of new services in a cost effective manner.”
“For more than a decade, we have been singularly focused on enabling the delivery of modern communications services over IP networks, continuously innovating to ensure our service provider customers can offer the most demanded services, which increasingly include VoLTE, RCS and a broad range of Unified Communications services,” said Michael Tessler, chief executive officer, BroadSoft. “Together with Acme Packet, we are enabling service providers to leverage the power of IMS without the costs and complexity of today’s solutions.”
Acme Packet’s Net-Net SIP Multimedia-Xpress (SMX) provides a tightly integrated solution that combines the industry’s leading session border controller with a complete IMS session management feature set. By combining many functional elements into a single scalable Net-Net SMX solution, the simplified architecture reduces capital expenditures and allows for fewer signaling interactions and messages.
BroadSoft’s core communications platform includes BroadWorks, BroadCloud™; and BroadTouch™ and offers an extensive range of consumer and business communication applications, such as VoLTE, RCS, RCS-e, Unified Communications, Conferencing and Collaboration. Through its telephony applications servers, cloud services and user experience applications, BroadSoft’s core communications platform provides a ubiquitous user experience across a wide range of communication devices.
Acme Packet and BroadSoft will host joint meetings at Mobile World Congress 2012 February 27 – March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Please contact the company representatives listed below for more information.

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