Best-in-Class Voice over IP Solution Providers Team to Provide Cable Operators Premium SIP-Based Services to Commercial Market


Camiant partners with Acme Packet, ARRIS, BroadSoft, pureIntegration and Sigma Systems to deliver end-to-end solution for commercial VoIP

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 16 -- Camiant, in conjunction with Acme Packet, ARRIS, BroadSoft, pureIntegration and Sigma Systems, today announced a joint solution for the delivery of commercial SIP-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. The software and service-based solution allows cable multiple system operators (MSOs) to rapidly deploy commercial VoIP based on a pre-integrated offering. Commercial VoIP services using these components have been successfully deployed at several of the largest cable operators worldwide.

Following on their success with residential telephony, the commercial VoIP market is becoming an increased focus for cable MSOs. With the maturing of technologies such as session initiation protocol (SIP) for signaling and PacketCable(TM) Multimedia (PCMM) for dynamic quality of service (QoS), Kagan Research, LLC, projects that cable MSOs commercial services revenue could reach up to $10.7 billion annually by 2009(1).

"One of the challenges that cable operators have had in developing the commercial voice market is selecting and implementing network components that work effectively together within the unique requirements of cable MSOs' networks," said Randy Fuller, senior director of alliances and solutions for Camiant. "This group of vendors, each a well-established market leader in their own right, have come together to solve that problem."

The pre-integrated VoIP and SIP trunking solutions provide a wealth of key elements that deliver essential commercial-grade features and functions, including advanced calling features, security, network address translation (NAT) and firewall traversal, dynamic quality of service, broad client choice and automated order management, provisioning, and administrative/user self- care.

"There is no question that SIP is the technology of choice for future commercial voice and multimedia applications," said Alan Breznick, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading. "A challenge for cable MSOs in using SIP-based VoIP to compete with landline services has been the difficulty in integrating the end-to-end solution with managed quality of service. Having these leading vendors come together to develop an integrated solution is a key turning point in the industry."

The components of the cable MSO commercial VoIP solution include:

Camiant's Multimedia Policy Engine, enabling real-time quality of service
control for VoIP calls and other services over cable's DOCSIS® high-
speed data network (http://www.camiant.com/)

Acme Packet®'s Net-Net® session border controllers, acting as the
edge SIP element and P-CSCF supporting key security, service assurance
and regulatory compliance requirements (http://www.acmepacket.com/)

ARRIS's C4® CMTS delivering unprecedented service availability,
wirespeed performance and Touchstone® multi-line E-MTAs that support
both SIP and NCS protocols delivering from 2 to 12 lines of voice and a
broad range of business features (http://www.arrisi.com/)

BroadSoft®'s BroadWorks®, an IMS-compliant application server,
providing a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including hosted
PBX, IP Centrex, mobile PBX and business trunking
(http://www.broadsoft.com/)

Sigma Systems's Service Management Platform, Commercial SMB Voice Service
Package and Service Management Applications, delivering automated order
management, network/device/service provisioning, BSS integration and
administrator/user self-care for commercial VoIP services
(http://www.sigma-systems.com/) and

pureIntegration, a highly qualified and specialized systems integrator,
with particular experience with deploying commercial VoIP solutions with
these system components (www.pureintegration.com).

The vendors will jointly demonstrate their commercial SIP VoIP solution for cable operators at CableLabs Summer Conference to be held on August 5th-8th in Keystone, Colorado.

About Camiant

Camiant's proven policy control platform is the market leader with service providers worldwide deploying its solution to differentiate services such as SIP-based telephony, video communications, streaming media, games and commercial services, with quality of service.

Camiant's policy solution, available today, enables service providers to deploy non-IMS to fully-compliant IMS applications. Through real-time allocation of resources, Camiant enables service providers to maximize the utilization of bandwidth, enhance their customers' experience and increase revenue.

(1)Kagan Research, LLC, Commercial Services Outlook 2005: An Analysis of
Enterprise Market Opportunities for Full Service Cable Operator,
Released Q1 2005.

Source: Camiant

CONTACT:
Randy Fuller,
Senior Director
of Alliances and Solutions,
+1-508-303-4179,
rfuller@camiant.com,

Jacey Godfrey,
+1-508-486-9996,
jgodfrey@camiant.com
both of Camiant,

or Charlstie Laytin
of Cohn & Wolfe,
+1-212-798-9890,
charlstie_laytin@cohnwolfe.com
for Camiant

Web site: www.camiant.com/
http://www.acmepacket.com/
http://www.arrisi.com/
http://www.broadsoft.com/
http://www.sigma-systems.com/
http://www.pureintegration.com/

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