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Belgacom Selects AudioCodes' SBC to Accelerate Microsoft Lync Deployments

LOD, Israel, Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), a leading provider of converged voice solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced that Belgacom, the main provider of integrated telecommunication and ICT services in Belgium, has selected the company's Mediant family of Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBC) to enable SIP Trunking connectivity with its IMS core network. AudioCodes' Lync-qualified E-SBC enables operators to seamlessly connect enterprise Lync deployments with their core network, eliminating the need to perform costly and lengthy interoperability testing with Microsoft.

"Our BeCollaborative service offering for Microsoft Lync is intended to empower business customers, increase their productivity and give them the flexibility they need to meet their goals," said Yashfeen Saiyid, Product Manager Unified Communications at Belgacom. "We selected AudioCodes' E-SBC offering because it enables us to seamlessly connect Lync customers to our core network while maintaining essential services such as emergency calling."

"We are impressed with Belgacom's broad reach into the local market, and are very happy to have been selected as their SBC of choice for serving their Lync customers," commented Nimrod Borovsky, VP Unified Communications, at AudioCodes. "Our SBCs are ideal for connecting Lync customers with SIP Trunking services, and our strategic alignment with Microsoft enables Belgacom to offer a compelling connectivity solution for the Lync installed base in Belgium."

About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. (Nasdaq:AUDC) designs, develops and sells advanced Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to Service Providers and Enterprises. AudioCodes is a VoIP technology market leader focused on converged VoIP & data communications and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Enterprise networks and Cable. The Company provides a range of innovative, cost-effective products including Media Gateways, Multi‐Service Business Routers, Session Border Controllers (SBC), Residential Gateways, IP Phones, Media Servers and Value Added Applications. AudioCodes' underlying technology, VoIPerfectHD™, relies on AudioCodes' leadership in DSP, voice coding and voice processing technologies. AudioCodes High Definition (HD) VoIP technologies and products provide enhanced intelligibility and a better end user communication experience in Voice communications. For more information on AudioCodes, visit http://www.audiocodes.com.

About Belgacom

Belgacom is the leading operator in Belgium, active on the Belgian and international market. It has vast experience with a variety of customer groups: residential, professional, corporate and institutional. Thanks to its constant innovation, Belgacom has developed a comprehensive range of products and solutions for fixed and mobile networks, going from telephony, internet, digital television, ICT and networking.

The Enterprise Business Unit of the Belgacom Group has built up vast experience with a varied group of professional customers. As a customer, you can benefit from our many investments in development, our high-level expertise in ICT and connectivity, and numerous solutions set up to meet your needs: Enterprise Network Solutions like LAN, WLAN, WAN, Enterprise Datacenter and Cloud Solutions, Enterprise Security Solutions, Enterprise IP-Telephony and Unified Collaboration Solutions, Enterprise Applications Solutions, and Enterprise Mobility Solutions.

Belgacom helps you by offering strategic and technical consultancy services, integrating all ICT aspects into these. In addition, we ensure the continuous improvement of your ICT tools and maintain or manage your whole infrastructure. With these managed services we also ensure an efficient and effective improvement of your operations. Belgacom takes care of all aspects to set up a secure and integrated ICT environment for her customers: consultancy, implementation, validation, support during installation, and project management. Belgacom is also a leader among ICT training providers in the Benelux offering a full range of ICT courses. Belgacom's goal is to create ICT solution that will help customers reach their company objectives and to make them more sustainable today, and in the future. For more info on the Belgacom Group, visit: www.belgacom.com.

Statements concerning AudioCodes' business outlook or future economic performance; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters, are "forward-looking statements'' as that term is defined under U.S. Federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of global economic conditions in general and conditions in AudioCodes' industry and target markets in particular; shifts in supply and demand; market acceptance of new products and the demand for existing products; the impact of competitive products and pricing on AudioCodes' and its customers' products and markets; timely product and technology development, upgrades and the ability to manage changes in market conditions as needed; possible need for additional financing; the ability to satisfy covenants in the Company's loan agreements; possible disruptions from acquisitions; the ability of AudioCodes to successfully integrate the products and operations of acquired companies into AudioCodes' business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

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CONTACT: Company Contacts Shirley Nakar, Director, Investor Relations AudioCodes Tel: +972-3-976-4000 shirley@audiocodes.com IR Agency Contact Erik Knettel, Grayling Tel: +1-646-284-9415 erik.knettel@grayling.comSource:AudioCodes Ltd.