Telefonica Germany (O2), a unit of Spanish telecoms group Telefonica, is deploying Acme Packet’s solutions for the next generation signaling core, including the Net-Net Session Router and Net-Net Diameter Director, to support its fixed line voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP), 3G mobile network and future Long Term Evolution (LTE) services. The solution will protect Telefonica Germany’s core IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Diameter servers from overloads, assuring service availability, while solving incompatibility challenges between vendors and networks with programmable interworking features. The deployment also builds on Acme Packet’s IMS service delivery and SIP interconnect solutions, which were previously chosen by Telefonica Germany. ‘We, like many service providers around the world, are rapidly expanding or building out next-generation LTE and IMS networks to meet growing communications needs,’ said Dr. Marius Moise, Telefonica Germany’s manager of mobile voice services, adding: ‘The new Net-Net 7000 series is on track to meet the demanding signaling needs that these new networks present, and help us deliver new, revenue generating services in a cost-effective manner.’
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