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Acme Packet Delivers Network Services for Verizon Hub

February 09, 2009

Acme Packet a leader in session border control solutions along with Verizon Wireless, a major wireless service provider, announced today that Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) are delivering secure and seamless network services for the Verizon Hub and its users.

The Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts communications command centers in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection -- whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.
"Acme Packet enables Verizon Wireless to deliver secure services with high quality and seamless interoperability," said Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet's vice president of marketing and product management. "Customers can deploy the Verizon Hub in a non-disruptive fashion and be confident in the security and integrity of communications."
Information, for those who install the Hub into their homes, will be at their fingertips. Users navigate a touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services. Acme Packet's session border controllers provide Verizon Wireless with a secure border, ensuring reliable voice service on the Verizon Hub, company officials said.
"Strategic technology partners are key to bringing a compelling and valuable customer experience for the Verizon Hub," said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "Acme Packet's session border controllers provide Verizon Wireless with critical control functions to assure service availability, security and easy installation for our customers."
The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement.
Using a hosted NAT traversal capability, the Net-Net SBCs allows for easy installation of the Verizon Hub by its users. The Net-Net SBCs also help maintains a secure environment and helps connect to other service providers, including e911 providers, according to company officials.
In order to sign up for the service, potential customers need to already be a Verizon customer and use or add a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.

Jessica Kostek is a channel editor for unified communications, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Jessica’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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