Acme Packet upgrades Tigo’s VoIP interconnection system

29 Jul 2009

Bolivian mobile operator Telecel (Tigo) has inked a deal with US-based Acme Packet for the latter to supply its ‘Net-Net’ session border controllers (SBCs) to support its VoIP interconnects for international long-distance services. Acme Packet claims its SBCs provide the security and advanced call routing required to scale and optimise its VoIP peering relationships, and the cellco hopes the solution will enable it to improve call quality. The SBCs are to be deployed in Santa Cruz. Commenting on the deal, Carlos Zamorano, product manager for international services at Tigo, said: ‘Acme Packet provided us with the means to expand and improve our international VoIP interconnects, resulting in better utilisation of our network and allowing us to generate more revenue on international traffic. With the Net-Net SBCs, we now have better control over the routing and treatment of calls going to or coming from our termination carriers and we are able to apply specific quality of service policies to our international traffic.’

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