BT Wholesale one of the first UK service providers to offer combined BroadSoft-Microsoft solution for unified communications and office productivity
PHOENIX, AZ – October 28th, 2015 – BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) today announced that its BroadWorks®, BroadCloud® and UC-One® unified communication and collaboration solutions are now compatible with Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Skype for Business, two of the industry’s leading productivity and collaboration platforms.
The interoperability will add BroadSoft UC-One’s robust, context-sensitive voice, video, mobility, screen- and file-sharing functionality to Microsoft’s conferencing, instant messaging and presence platforms for businesses – all accessible through a single interface.
BroadSoft used Microsoft’s software developer kit to enable its solutions to be compatible with Skype for Business, Skype for Business Online, Lync 2013 and Lync 2010, reflecting BroadSoft’s longstanding commitment to open platforms and the interoperability of its communication and collaboration services with other devices, systems and applications.
“We’re working with the biggest brands in the industry to build an unparalleled ecosystem of interoperable solutions,” says Michael Tessler, president and chief executive officer, BroadSoft. “We are working hard to ensure that both service providers and their customers are provided with collaborative communication solutions that are compatible with their productivity software of choice – without sacrificing carrier-class scale, reliability and security.”
“BT Wholesale is excited to be one of the first service providers to offer a combined hosted BroadSoft UC-One and Microsoft Lync or Skype for Business cloud solution to the UK reseller channel,” said Steve Best, managing director of products, BT Wholesale. “By deeply integrating our powerful HD voice and UC capabilities with cloud-based Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business and Office, our wholesalers will be able to address Microsoft’s large UK customer base with an exciting new productivity solution.”
BroadSoft will demonstrate the new interoperable BroadSoft-Microsoft interface this week during BroadSoft Connections 2015, BroadSoft’s annual global users’ conference and one of the largest events of its kind in the industry.
BroadSoft is the leading provider of cloud software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol networks. The Company’s core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling, messaging and collaboration communication services, including private branch exchanges, video calling, text messaging and converged mobile and fixed-line services. For additional information, visit http://www.broadsoft.com.
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “will,” “can”, ”ensure” and “enable,” and other similar terms and phrases and include, among others, statements regarding the benefits of the compatibility of Microsoft’s Lync and Skype for Business services with BroadSoft’s UC-One service offering and BroadSoft’s ability to power new competitive solutions for its service provider customers. The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the financial and other benefits to BroadSoft and its service provider customers resulting from the compatibility of Microsoft’s Lync and Skype for Business services with BroadSoft’s UC-One service offering, as well as those factors contained in the “Risk Factors” section of BroadSoft’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 25, 2015, and in BroadSoft’s other filings with the SEC. All information in this release is as of October 28, 2015. Except as required by law, BroadSoft undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its expectations.
Brian Lustig, Bluetext PR for BroadSoft US
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