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3Com to Offer its Secure, Converged Solutions as the End-to-end On-Premise Network Backbone for BroadSoft's Hosted VoIP Solutions

PHOENIX, AZ, BROADSOFT CONNECTIONS 2006, October 17, 2006 - BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced at the BroadSoft Connections 2006 Executive Users Conference that its BroadWorks® platform will interoperate with 3Com's secure, converged network solutions. 3Com's broad portfolio of network solutions, integrated with the BroadWorks platform, simplify the implementation and management challenges service providers face when deploying new services at the customer premise.

3Com's entire portfolio of switches, routers, IP phones, security and wireless solutions are optimized to support Voice over IP (VoIP) traffic. With 3Com, service providers now have the ability to offer small- and medium-sized organizations that want a hosted VoIP solution an end-to-end, full-featured and cost effective infrastructure to support the BroadWorks platform. The fully-integrated 3Com portfolio also gives service providers greater visibility into the customer's network, so they can proactively diagnose problems to prevent costly outages.

"To be competitive, small- and medium-sized organizations need to take advantage of the advanced features and cost-savings benefits convergence and VoIP services deliver, but they want options for how they can leverage the technology to best suit their business plans," said Brian Allain, vice president and general manager of 3Com's Data and Voice Business Unit. "3Com provides the most complete network infrastructure solutions to complement BroadSoft's hosted VoIP solutions. Additionally, 3Com's global footprint ensures that service providers and end-user customers have comprehensive support for all of their communications initiatives."

3Com's integrated network solutions also provide a single point of contact for the complete network infrastructure, which is especially important for SMBs that have limited resources dedicated to IT. 3Com channel partners and professional services organization are also available to work in concert with BroadSoft and its service provider customers to optimize their BroadWorks solution, and provide ongoing maintenance and upgrades, for the individual end-user organization.

"Our customers are looking for solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of enterprise deployments," said Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer for BroadSoft. "3Com's broad enterprise product portfolio includes all of the features that are critical to deploying our VoIP solutions at the customer site, including auto-voice VLAN capabilities, Power over Ethernet (PoE) and quality of service (QoS). These solutions can significantly help service providers streamline service deployment and get customers up and running faster."

About 3Com Corporation

3Com Corporation is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection. 3Com also is the majority owner of Huawei-3Com Co., Ltd. (H-3C), a China-based joint venture formed by 3Com and Huawei in November 2003. H-3C brings innovative and cost-effective product development and manufacturing and a strong footprint in one of the world's most dynamic markets. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.

About The BroadWorks Platform

BroadSoft's IMS-compliant BroadWorks® platform provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including hosted PBX, IP Centrex, mobile PBX, business trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is uniquely capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft's VoIP application software is revolutionizing the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to 6 of the top 10 and 12 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, including Korea Telecom, Singtel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon.

About BroadSoft:

BroadSoft, now a part of Cisco, is a technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses and service providers across 80 countries. We aim to empower users and teams to share ideas and work simply to achieve breakthrough performance. For additional information, visit www.BroadSoft.com.

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