Acme Packet, Inc. : Acme Packet Extends Session Border Control Market Share Leadership
Gains Share in Both Service Provider and Enterprise
04/25/2012| 10:37am US/Eastern
BEDFORD, MA, Apr 25, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Acme
Packet(R) (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery
networks, announced today that Infonetics Research Inc., a
leading research firm, reports Acme Packet has increased
market share in both enterprise and service provider session
border controller (SBC) markets in calendar year 2011,
according to two separate reports.
-- Captured 56.9 percent of the service provider revenue share in CY
2011, up from 56.6 percent in 2010, making it the leading vendor in
-- Led the market in service provider session share in CY 2011, growing
from 45.1 percent in 2010 to 52.5 percent in 2011.
The second report, "Enterprise Session Border
Controllers Biannual Worldwide and Regional Market Size and
Forecasts," cited Acme Packet's dominance in the
enterprise market. Specifically, Acme Packet:
-- Captured 34.0 percent of the enterprise revenue share in CY 2011, up
from 31.6 percent in 2010, making it the top vendor in this segment.
-- Was the only leading enterprise SBC vendor to gain share in 2011.
"Acme Packet's broad product portfolio, deep
expertise in the SBC marketplace, and clear understanding of
both service provider and enterprise customers helped it to
continue to grow its business in 2011," said Diane
Myers, Directing Analyst, VoIP and IMS for Infonetics
Research. "In an increasingly competitive market with an
expanding list of players, Acme Packet gained share and
retained its lead position in both the service provider and
Acme Packet has maintained its leadership status in the SBC
market due to strong demand from its enterprise and service
provider customers. Specifically:
-- Acme Packet acquired 131 new service provider customers in 2011.
-- Acme Packet has shipped more than 49 million active service provider
SBC session licenses across more than 13,000 units.
-- Acme Packet acquired 213 new enterprise customers in 2011.
-- Acme Packet has shipped three million active enterprise SBC session
licenses across 2,700 units.
-- Acme Packet has more than 1,050 service provider customers, including
88 of the top 100 service providers worldwide and 19 of the top 25
Multiple System Operators (MSOs) worldwide.
-- Acme Packet has nearly 550 enterprise customers, including 41 of the
"As these numbers bear out in 2011, Acme Packet was able
to demonstrate the strength of our offering across multiple
customer segments and expand our role as a leader in
next-generation communications infrastructure," said
Dino Di Palma, Acme Packet's chief operating officer.
"Looking ahead, Acme Packet is in an ideal position to
help our service provider and enterprise customers address
some of their most pressing challenges around IP-based
About Acme Packet
Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery
network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery
of next-generation voice, data and unified communications
services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net
product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance
and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise
and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts,
Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA,
selling them through over 220 reseller partners worldwide.
More than 1,600 customers in 107 countries have deployed over
16,000 Acme Packet systems, including 88 of the top 100
service providers and 41 of the Fortune 100. For more
information visit www.acmepacket.com.
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