Belgacom ICS has deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net 4500 to supplement its existing network of Net-Net 4250 session border controllers (SBCs). Acme Packet says the addition of the Net-Net 4500 will provide Belgacom ICS with significant cost savings while doubling subscriber capacity at its SIP peering locations.
Belgacom ICS has more than 500 wireless and wireline service provider customers, and a network footprint that extends beyond Europe, to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the U.S. The company enables global interworking across all networks, technologies and services. As a result of this approach and its joint venture with Swisscom ICS, Belgacom ICS is now one of the world’s largest wholesale voice carriers.
Belgacom ICS will significantly reduce capex on a per session basis by deploying the Net-Net 4500 because it delivers over twice the signaling performance and session capacity of the Net-Net 4250 at a price that is only slightly more, according to Acme Packet. Belgacom ICS will also reduce deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting costs, and simplify the addition of new capabilities to their network since the Net-Net 4500 utilizes the same version of Net-Net OS as the Net-Net 4250 platforms already deployed.