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Enables service providers to rapidly deploy affordable, easy-to-install voice solution tailored for smaller firms

September 12, 2006 - BroadSoft Inc., a leading provider of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) application software, today announced at Fall 2006 VON an interoperable solution that uses its BroadWorks® SIP Trunking Solution and Avaya's one-X™ Quick Edition, a small business and branch office solution. The companies are conducting demos of the solution in the BroadSoft booth (Booth 1143) during the trade show.

BroadSoft's BroadWorks is an IMS-compliant application server suite that provides enhanced business and consumer communications services. Avaya one-X Quick Edition is a SIP-based, peer-to-peer communication solution that distributes PBX functionality through its phones. The joint BroadSoft-Avaya interoperable solution enables the capabilities service providers need to add new SIP-based offerings to their portfolio-helping them rapidly deploy affordable services specifically tailored for smaller firms. Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) is a leading global provider of business applications, systems and services.

"By working with BroadSoft, we are dramatically simplifying small business telephony and speeding time to market for service providers" said Geoffrey Baird, vice president and general manager, communications appliance division, Avaya. "Now the millions of companies with fewer than 20 employees can realize the features and cost-saving benefits of intelligent communications that were previously available only to much larger enterprises."

Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of voice, mobile and broadband services, currently has customers trialing the BroadSoft-Avaya solution. Chief Marketing Officer for Cbeyond Brooks Robinson said, "Using our BroadWorks server suite, we can offer our customers who have Avaya one-X Quick Edition a high quality, cost-effective method to connect to our network."

The end-to-end capabilities enabled by BroadSoft and Avaya allow service providers to offer revenue-generating packages based on the VoIP features provided by the BroadWorks application platform, including mobile integration, call centers, remote office, conferencing, auto attendant and integrated PC clients. one-X Quick Edition phones in turn house the software needed for IP telephony-automatically discovering each other when plugged into a local area network and providing PBX functionality that is fully integrated with BroadWorks VoIP features.

"Everybody wins with this solution," said David Bukovsky, vice president of products for BroadSoft. "Small businesses can work with a single vendor to give their employees access to the feature-rich BroadWorks platform via one-X Quick Edition phones. Service providers get an easy-to-sell voice solution that can be bundled with other services, such as Internet access, email and Web hosting."

About Avaya

Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya website: http://www.avaya.com

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY) is an Atlanta-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of voice, mobile and broadband services to small businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. Cbeyond offers core communications services such as local and long-distance voice, mobile and broadband Internet access along with enhanced applications, including voicemail, email, Web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing, VPN and more. Cbeyond manages these services over a private, 100?percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net

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 provides 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 11 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, including Korea Telecom, Singtel, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, Verizon and XO Communications.

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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