Rollout Extends Voice Service Availability, Stability to Fast-Growing Region; Dr. Yunus is Chief Honored Guest
DHAKA, Bangladesh, September 27, 2006 — BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced the introduction of its BroadWorks® VoIP application platform in Bangladesh. The BroadWorks solutions, including hosted PBX, Business Trunking, Mobile PBX and Call Center, will be distributed to enterprise and residential customers throughout the country by UTC Associates, Inc., a leading systems and network integrator to Voice over IP-based service providers.
"BroadSoft is committed to being a catalyst for improving the communications infrastructure in Bangladesh and prompting further investment and advancement of technology in this emerging market," said Michael Tessler, BroadSoft president and CEO, at the Sheraton Hotel event to formally introduce BroadSoft and its products. "We believe BroadWorks can help eliminate the global digital divide and assist the people of this great country in pursuing business and educational opportunities."
BroadSoft's BroadWorks platform is IMS-compliant and provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications with reliability, redundancy and scalability. BroadWorks is an ideal voice solution for the hilly, rural and urban regions of Bangladesh, where telecommunications services can be spotty and wirelines may not be available. In particular, enterprises and residential end-users will benefit from BroadWorks Mobile PBX, which is a converged solution that allows end-users access to VoIP features with any type of phone-mobile, analog or IP.
Professor Muhammad Yunus, a two-time Nobel Prize nominee, will be the Chief Honored Guest. Professor Yunus is recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Businessmen In the World. He is founder of the Grameen Bank, a $5 billion institution, and the Grameen family of companies including Grameen Phone. He is currently serving on the boards of many international organizations. Professor Yunus, who gave the world's poor people Banking Without Collateral, believes Information Technology and Telecommunications can bring about dramatic change in the ability of the poor to overcome poverty. His unique visionary thinking and humanitarian leadership has been recognized by numerous countries, including the United States, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, UK, Germany, Venezuela, Japan, Spain, Jordan, Australia, India, Bangladesh and Vietnam.
UTC Associates will act as a reseller and systems integrator for the BroadWorks VoIP application platform in Bangladesh. The company has strong ties with Bangladesh, where it operates a state-of-the-art R&D facility and development center through its subsidiary, Vonair, Inc.
"Having a world-class company like BroadSoft bring its voice applications to Bangladesh is good for the economic development of all industries in this emerging gem of Asia-from software to telecom infrastructure," said Aziz Ahmad, president and CEO of UTC Associates. "While making its VoIP products available to the more than 9 million cellular subscribers, BroadSoft also will help the country's communications system leapfrog to the most advanced communications technologies, which will enable businesses and professionals to be more productive."
"BroadSoft is honored to join the esteemed Professor Yunus in his quest to use technology to eradicate poverty and increase the opportunities of entrepreneurs and large enterprises," said Ken Rokoff, vice president of corporate development for BroadSoft. "UTC is well-acquainted with the Bangladesh market and is a great partner for ensuring that BroadSoft's advanced VoIP applications reach those who can benefit most from reliable, stable telecommunications."
About UTC Associates, Inc.
UTC Associates, Inc., headquartered on Wall Street in New York City, is a solutions-based leading systems & network integration company focusing on all key aspects of complex network planning, design, testing, implementation and support. UTC has practices in Telecommunications, Information Technology and Network Management. UTC's team of professionals consists of individuals at the top of their respective fields. Each engineer has the educational background, industry certifications and communication skills required to produce the highest levels of customer satisfaction. The company provides services to both large and small customers including Fortune 1000 firms across many different industry sectors. To learn more, visit www.utcassociates.com.
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.
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 Verizon, Korea Telecom, Singtel, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems and XO Communications.