Incumbent to target multisite SMEs with hosted unified communications solution
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM AND GAITHERSBURG, MD, July 16, 2008 - BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, announced that its BroadWorks® application platform has been selected by Belgian telecom operator Belgacom to deliver voice and multimedia services to the enterprise market. The BroadWorks® application platform will be used on top of an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core network. The service is already commercially available and will migrate from a pre-IMS environment onto the IMS core network.
Belgacom's Integrated Telephony Services (ITS) is targeting SMEs and multisite enterprises, e.g. retailers with Hosted Unified Communications service packages and phones, including desktop clients that increase productivity, such as BroadWorks Receptionist.
"We were looking for a proven IMS-compliant application platform that contains a broad spectrum of advanced features, including integration with common office applications like Microsoft Outlook&Reg;," said Hendrik Van De Velde, Vice President of Products and Solutions Enterprise for Belgacom. "With the range of features that BroadSoft's BroadWorks enables us to offer, we believe that our ITS service will be the most advanced Hosted Unified Communications product in the Belgian market."
BroadWorks is the leading VoIP application technology that is IMS compliant. Nearly 300 service providers around the globe have chosen BroadSoft as their voice and multimedia services platform provider.
"Belgacom required a proven application platform for their service offering," said Michael Tessler, BroadSoft's President and CEO. "BroadSoft has more IMS and standalone deployments than any other vendor and we have become the de-facto solution for the majority of Europe's leading operators."
Belgacom Group [Euronext Brussels: BELG] is the benchmark Belgian provider in the field of integrated telecommunications services. Underpinned by its experience as the country's national operator, matched by a capacity to innovate, the Belgacom Group, through the strong brands of its subsidiaries (Belgacom, Proximus and Telindus), provides a full range of offers, solutions and expertise in fixed and mobile networks. The Belgacom Group proposes a complete quadruple-play solution comprising fixed and mobile telephony, the Internet and television. It is committed to meeting the demands of its business and residential customers, and innovates in order to anticipate their future needs, drawing from the latest technological developments.
About The BroadWorks Platform
BroadSoft's IMS-compliant BroadWorks® platform provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including Hosted PBX, Mobile PBX, Business Trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.
BroadSoft® provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its award-winning flagship BroadWorks technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to 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 seven of the Top 10 and 13 of the Top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including Korea Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.