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Aktino Names Bethe Strickland VP of Business Development

IRVINE, California, August 14, 2008 –Aktino, the leader in delivering high bandwidth Carrier Ethernet and broadband services over bonded copper, has named Bethe A. Strickland, a telecommunications industry sales veteran, as its Vice President of Business Development. 


Strickland’s 20 years of experience in the telecom industry includes a 10-year carrier and channel sales role with ADTRAN in that company’s formative years, which extended beyond the 1994 ADTRAN initial public offering. Strickland also founded AERAS Networks, a broadband microwave radio company, and most recently served as executive vice president of marketing and channel development at GenBand. 


“Aktino’s bonded copper technology and products are natural adjuncts to a wide variety of local access and service delivery platforms, so we view Tier 1 and 2 vendor partnerships as an important part of our strategy,” said Lonnie Martin, CEO of Aktino.  “Bethe Strickland has a vast amount of industry experience in and around our space, and we feel fortunate to have her on our team.” 


About Aktino


Aktino provides carrier-class bonded copper solutions that enable ILEC’s to respond to customer hunger for bandwidth fast and network-wide by leveraging their considerable in-place copper loop infrastructure. Aktino invented MIMO-on-DMT technology for the copper loop environment because of its superiority over earlier E.SHDSL approaches.  In so doing, Aktino gave ILECs a real ability to postpone many fiber deployment investments and still remain very competitive in their service offering as well as drive their broadband service revenues.   Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Aktino products are deployed worldwide for the transport of DS3 and high speed Carrier Ethernet.  For more information, please visit www.aktino.com.

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Orange Business Services Delivers Global Integration Services To Support Aruba Networks

Paris, August 12, 2008


Orange Business Services has signed a global integration services contract with Aruba Networks, Inc., a global leader in equipment supporting wireless LANs and secure unified mobility solutions, to provide global installation and maintenance support for Aruba’s customers worldwide. The contract also includes four-hour turnaround for replacement field parts.


Orange Business Services’ field services and logistics capabilities are intended to ensure seamless business continuity, regardless of the size or location of enterprise customers. “We chose Orange Business Services as our global partner because of their fast and reliable response capabilities. This service will help Aruba address a major logistics issue while simultaneously enhancing the customer experience,” said Dave Peterson, head of manufacturing operations at Aruba.


“With a presence in 166 countries around the world, Orange Business Services can offer a common look and feel for our maintenance services on a global scale,” said Diana Leonard, senior vice president of the Americas, Orange Business Services. “We are excited to work with Aruba to support its global business needs, and look forward to sharing our zest for a great customer experience.”


About Orange


Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. France Telecom serves close to 174 million customers in five continents as of June 30, 2008, of which two thirds are Orange customers. The Group had consolidated sales of 52.9 billion euros in 2007 (26.3 billion euros for the first half 2008). As of June 30, 2008, the Group had 113.8 million mobile customers and 12.2 million broadband Internet (ADSL) customers.


Launched in June 2005, the NExT program (New Experience in Telecommunications) will enable the Group to pursue its transformation as an integrated operator and make France Telecom the benchmark for new telecommunications services in Europe. In 2006, Orange became the Group’s single brand for Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates, and Orange Business Services the banner for services offered to businesses worldwide. France Telecom is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband Internet services in Europe, and one of the world leaders in providing telecommunications services to multinational companies.


France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartiment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.


For more information: www.orange.com, www.francetelecom.com, www.orange-business.com


Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trademarks of Orange Personal Communications Services Limited, Orange France or France Telecom.


Press Office:


Global, Europe and Asia Pacific

Frédéric Gielec


+33 1 46 46 2189 / frederic.gielec@orange-ftgroup.com



Americas

Elizabeth Mayeri


+1 212 251 2086 / elizabeth.mayeri@orange-ftgroup.com


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Acme Packet Nets Four New Customers in Canada

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced four new customers across Canada that are leveraging Acme Packet’s Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) for the delivery of trusted, first-class IP interactive communications. Broad-Connect Telecom, Call Genie, MTO Telecom and Protus have deployed Net-Net SBCs to provide security and SIP session control for delivery of a broad range of VoIP services. Acme Packet SBCs are now deployed in 20 service provider and enterprise networks in Canada.


Acme Packet’s new Canadian customers are using the Net-Net SBCs at both the access and interconnect borders, protecting their networks with the advanced security afforded by Acme Packet’s Net-SAFE® architecture for denial of service (DoS/DDoS) attack protection, network topology hiding and access control lists. In support of wireline access services, Acme Packet’s hosted NAT traversal feature maximizes service reach by enabling calls to traverse firewalls without disruption at customer sites. Three of the four customers—Call Genie, MTO Telecom and Protus— also use the Acme Packet SBC for SIP session routing, leveraging Acme Packet’s integrated routing database to map inbound calls to specific peers or application servers, simplifying their networks and minimizing capital expenditures.


Acme Packet’s new service provider customers are located throughout Canada and include IP telephony service providers (ITSPs), Internet service providers (ISPs) and application service providers (ASPs):



  • Broad-Connect Telecom, a SIP termination provider and ITSP in Toronto, uses Acme Packet’s Net-Net Session Director (SD) to support its hosted VoIP and SIP trunking services for small and medium businesses, as well as SIP interconnects with peering partners.

  • Call Genie Inc., a mobile local search and advertising company with offices in Toronto, Calgary, San Francisco and London, uses Acme Packet to support its voice-enabled search solution. Call Genie delivers the voice-activated directory lookups to its major North American service provider customers across connections secured and routed by Acme Packet’s Net-Net SBCs.

  • MTO Telecom, an ISP in Montreal, uses Acme Packet SBCs to interconnect with long distance and PSTN termination partners in support of its hosted VoIP services. Acme Packet’s Local Route Table (LRT) allows MTO Telecom to associate SIP endpoints with directory numbers for the purpose of call termination.

  • Protus, a software as a service (SaaS) provider in Ottawa, has deployed a pair of Net-Net SDs in a high-availability configuration in two different locations for geographic redundancy to support its hosted Internet fax service MyFax® and my1voiceâ„¢, a virtual PBX phone service for small and medium businesses.


“During our testing, Acme Packet’s solutions proved to have the richest functionality in terms of architectural flexibility, interoperability, session control and feature depth,” said Dominic Ogbonna, director of technology at Broad-Connect Telecom. “The Net-Net SBCs have enabled us to cost-effectively maximize the reach and quality of our services, giving us the competitive edge we need to continue to win customers and grow our business.”


“As a leading provider of high quality SaaS communications tools for businesses, we need robust security and quality controls for our network,” added Simon Nehme, CTO, Protus. “Acme Packet’s session border controllers delivered those requirements so that Protus can provide a superior user experience.”


“Service providers of all types and sizes need the tools and capabilities to differentiate their offerings while keeping costs down,” explained Seamus Hourihan, vice president of marketing and product management at Acme Packet. “Acme Packet’s Net-Net SBCs are flexible, scalable solutions that enable the trusted delivery of a wide variety of value-added services to help these providers create a market for their services.”


About Acme Packet


Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by over 540 customers in 85 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 84 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.


Acme Packet Safe Harbor Statement


Statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our position in the session border control market, our expected financial and operating results, our ability to establish and maintain intellectual property rights, our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, the benefits and advantages of our products, including any enhancements or new features, services and programs, and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our customer base, difficulties leveraging market opportunities, difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers, poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially form those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.






Contacts



Connect2 Communications

Media and Industry Analysts:

Andrea Joest, 919-554-3532, ext. 110

andrea@connect2comm.com

or

Acme Packet

Investor Relations:

Brian Norris, 781-328-4790

bnorris@acmepacket.com




http://www.acmepacket.com


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RADview EMS Validated as Compatible with IBM’s Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

RAD Among First Vendors to Employ Industry’s Leading OSS Program in Cellular Backhaul Solutions


MAHWAH, New Jersey, June 24, 2008: RADview-EMS, the carrier-class, modular, client-server, scalable element management system from RAD Data Communications, has been validated as Ready for IBM Tivoli Software. This validation is an indication that RADview-EMS is integrated with IBM’s Tivoli Netcool®/OMNIbusâ„¢ software, which delivers real-time, centralized monitoring of complex networks and IT domains. 


Widely recognized as the industry’s leading OSS (Operations Support System) program, Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus enables network managers to concentrate all their fault management in one package. RAD will be among the first companies in the industry to apply the Netcool/OMNIbus program to solutions deployed in cellular backhaul networks.


“This is particularly good news not only for cellular operators, but also utilities, ISPs, and service providers requiring carrier class solutions,” states Ben Kapon, RADview Product Line Manager at RAD Data Communications. “Given that their networks increasingly are comprised of products manufactured by different vendors, management is now more crucial than ever before. 


“As networks become more complex, the greater the need to employ OSS to ensure management of their multi-vendor components from a central site.” 


T-Mobile, which is using RAD Data Communications equipment to ramp up its backhaul infrastructure in readiness for the latest generation of mobile HSDPA data services, is one RAD customer using RADview-EMS and Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus for element management in its network. 


RADview received the Ready for IBM Tivoli Software technical validation in a record three months. “This testifies to the quality and reliability of RAD network management,” Kapon notes. “We were not asked to make any changes at all to RADview for it to be declared fully compatible with Netcool/OMNIbus.” 


RADview-EMS provides security, inventory, configuration, performance and fault management capabilities, as well as advanced security management functionality, allowing a wide span of control and command. It maximizes infrastructure utilization by implementing load sharing among a number of servers.


The Netcool/OMNIbus integration module for RADview-EMS provides SNMP trap-based integration. RADview-EMS sends SNMP traps to Netcool/OMNIbus via the SNMP probe and the associated configuration rules file and notifies Netcool of alarms and events. RADview-EMS can be found in Tivoli’s Open Process Automation Library at ibm.com/software/Tivoli/opal. 


About RAD


Established in 1981, privately owned RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, incumbent and new carriers, and enterprise networks, by reducing infrastructure investment costs while boosting competitiveness and profitability. The company’s installed base exceeds 10,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world. These customers are supported by 21 RAD offices and more than 300 channel partners in 164 countries. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD Data Communications site: www.rad.com Press ContactBob Eliaz, Media Relations Manager, RAD Data CommunicationsTel: +972-3-6458134Fax: +972-3-6498250E-mail: bob@rad.com

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Aktino Repeater Enables Carriers to Shatter 50 Mbps Loop Distance Limitations


IRVINE, California, June 26, 2008 – Aktino today introduced a repeater for its industry-leading bonded copper equipment that doubles the reach of high-bandwidth backhaul and Ethernet services capacity, enabling bandwidth of more than 50 Mbps over eight copper pairs to as far as 24,000 feet from the central office.


Simply by placing the Aktino repeater at the midpoint of the span, ILECs can bring much higher bandwidths to remote copper-fed DSLAMs, cell sites, and business customers.


The repeater, available later this summer, allows carriers to serve a footprint far larger than the typical 12,000-foot-radius Carrier Serving Area (CSA), the standard reference for copper-based services. It broadens the effective CSA from a circle of 16 square miles to a circle of 64 square miles, a four-fold increase.


With the new repeater, Aktino has further established itself as the leader in delivering high bandwidth Carrier Ethernet and broadband services over bonded copper. The company is able to deliver such high bandwidth throughout the CSA by using its signature asymmetric transmission, coupled with its industry-leading MIMO on DMT technology for high per-pair bandwidth. The asymmetric approach – unique to Aktino – enables carriers to tailor their bandwidth to customer needs, and with the new repeater, the reach of that bandwidth is vastly expanded.


“Typically, as you extend reach, the per-pair bandwidth rate decreases, but with the new Aktino repeater, this effect is mitigated,” said Lonnie Martin, CEO of Aktino. “This makes it possible for service providers to implement a network-wide service delivery strategy, rather than be limited to the traditional CSA service territory.”


The line-powered repeater is suited for outdoor use and will be available for the eight-pair Ethernet product family initially. It uses the same MIMO on DMT technology that has earned Aktino its reputation as the leader in throughput over copper. Aktino developed the repeater to address service providers’ increasing demand for products that cost-effectively address the needs of long-reach backhaul applications, as well as to extend the coverage area for Ethernet services.


This is the second major advancement Aktino has announced this month. Its earlier announcement made public the company’s ability to achieve bandwidth of 100 Mbps over 16 copper pairs for DS3 and Ethernet-based backhaul and other applications. The 100 Mbps capacity covers the entire CSA using asymmetric transmission, and shorter reaches with symmetric transmission. Aktino’s planned 16-pair version of the repeater will double the reach of those industry-leading capacities to 30,000 feet.


“Performance like this, over such a huge area, truly puts Aktino in a league of its own in terms of the ability to provide network-wide service delivery,” Martin said.


About Aktino


Aktino provides carrier-class bonded copper solutions that enable ILECs to respond to customer hunger for bandwidth fast and network-wide by leveraging their considerable in-place copper loop infrastructure. Aktino invented MIMO-on-DMT technology for the copper loop environment because of its superiority over earlier G.SHDSL approaches.  In so doing Aktino gave ILECs a real ability to postpone many fiber deployment investments and still remain very competitive in their service offering as well as drive their broadband service revenues.   Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Aktino products are deployed worldwide for the transport of DS3 and high speed Ethernet.  For more information, please visit www.aktino.com.


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Aktino is a trademark of Aktino, Inc.   


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