Slovak Telecom to Deliver Advanced VoIP Applications and Services to Business Customers
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, BroadSoft Connections Conference - October 11, 2004 - BroadSoft® Inc., the leading provider of network communications platforms, and Unient Communications a.s. today announced that Slovak Telecom, Slovakia's dominant telecommunication operator and a member of Deutsche Telekom Group, has selected BroadSoft's BroadWorks ® application platform and Unient's professional and integration services to build a next-generation network solution for business customers in Slovakia.
The BroadSoft/Unient joint solution is designed to give Slovak Telecom's enterprise customers unprecedented flexibility, control and manageability for their business-critical voice and data services. BroadSoft will provide the latest in advanced voice applications including hosted PBX, IP Centrex and collaborative conferencing, fully integrated into a single platform. Unient will integrate Slovak Telecom's current infrastructure with the BroadWorks solution, and customize the user interface to enhance Slovak Telecom's customer experience.
"Slovak Telecom chose BroadSoft's platform for its rich features and robust quality that enable operators to offer complex converged solutions for enterprises," said Herbert Müller, chief operating officer of Slovak Telecom. "New products based on BroadWorks give our customers a definite business advantage and do not need an upfront investment. Even more importantly, we can deliver these services in an extremely short period of time at reduced costs compared to traditional solutions."
"By rolling out the latest in hosted voice services, Slovak Telecom is positioning itself as one of the leading innovative incumbent carriers in the European market," said Michael Tessler, president and CEO at BroadSoft. "We look forward to growing our relationship with Unient and Slovak Telecom as well as other key incumbents in Europe to help businesses expand and improve their productivity."
"We are very pleased to be part of the BroadSoft and Slovak Telecom team that is dedicated to introducing next-generation business services to the Central European market. Our strategy, and in fact value - add, is that we offer Slovak Telecom "real-life" experience culled from serving our carrier and enterprises customers in the Czech Republic and other European markets. With this knowledge, we're able to introduce new services quickly and cost effectively with significantly decreased risks for telecommunication operators," said Pavel Chlupáček, chairman of Unient.
Slovak Telecom will roll out hosted voice services based on BroadSoft's BroadWorks platform beginning at the end of 2004 and through 2005 to different business segments served by Slovak Telecom in Slovakia.
About Slovak Telecom
Slovak Telecom, a.s. (ST) is the leader in the area of telecommunications services in the Slovak Republic . The Company owns and operates a telecommunication network, covering the territory of the Slovakia . ST provides national and international telephone services, online services and wide portfolio of data services. The Company also provides distribution and transmission of radio and television signals, offers a wide range of value added services. The shareholders of ST are Deutsche Telekom AG (51 %), Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic (34 %), and the National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic (15 %). For additional information please log on www.telecom.sk.
BroadSoft is the leading supplier of network communications platforms to service providers and channels in the enterprise and residential markets. BroadSoft's flagship product, BroadWorks, provides a comprehensive range of applications including Hosted PBX, IP Centrex, residential broadband voice and collaborative conferencing, fully integrated into a single platform. The company has the largest customer base in its space worldwide, including BellSouth, Covad, MCI, PCCW, SingTel and Telstra. BroadSoft is located near Washington , DC , in Gaithersburg , Maryland , and maintains a research and development facility in Montreal , Canada . Additional information can be found at www.broadsoft.com.
Unient Communications, a.s. has been providing high quality services as a telecomunications focused value added corporation in the field of digital telecommunications in the Czech Republic and Central Europe since 1994. The portfolio consists of products from several world-leading manufacturers, and includes high-value services such as customer problem definition, project, system implementation and service support. Unient has two major lines of business, focused on enterprise and carrier customers. Unient's services are based on different vendor technologies and are provided to major customers in different vertical markets including universities, telecommunications, utilities and government. Unient is privately owned with yearly and publicly reported audited results. For more information please see Unient's web site at www.unient.cz.
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