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Industry leaders collaborate on Class 4, Class 5, TDM overlay and broadband voice solutions

PLANO, TX and GAITHERSBURG, MD, June 30, 2009 – GENBAND Inc., a market-leading developer of IP infrastructure solutions, and BroadSoft, Inc., the leading worldwide provider of VoIP applications, today announced a new set of solutions that enable carriers to upgrade their networks while supporting legacy features. The two companies have integrated GENBAND's market-share leading gateways with BroadSoft's world-class suite of hosted telephony and multimedia applications.

In response to carrier demand to migrate aging TDM switches and expand broadband voice services, the two companies have tightly coupled BroadSoft's BroadWorks® VoIP application platform with GENBAND G9 and G6 gateways and C3 Signaling Controller, as well as the S3 Session Border Controller (SBC). The combined solution offers affordable switch migration that extends beyond legacy functionality, delivering new sources of revenue.

"Previously, switch replacement meant new expenditures without new services," said David Bukovsky, vice president of products, BroadSoft®. "Unlike other offerings, the GENBAND/BroadSoft solution allows carriers to deliver carrier grade legacy Class 4, Class 5 and voice over broadband services via a single system. Our combined solution enables carriers to reduce operational costs, but more importantly, gain a host of new services for the subscriber base. These new services – such as fixed-mobile integration, hosted unified communications and Web 2.0 integration – improve customer retention and provide new sources of revenue that were previously unavailable."

"Pairing our market-leading solutions provides operators a unique choice with significant competitive advantages that were previously unavailable," said Charlie Vogt, president and CEO of GENBAND. "This solution delivers an attractive business case that consolidates legacy network infrastructure, reduces operating costs, allows for limitless flexibility in scaling up or down, all while adding a new layer of revenue generating features and services not offered by competitors."

When the GENBAND/BroadSoft solution is deployed for TDM switch replacement, carriers can implement a complete next generation voice over broadband network via one integrated platform:

  • Residential Broadband
    delivering primary-line services to residential consumers and home offices over any broadband or legacy connection, including GR-303, V5.2 and TR-08
  • Business Connectivity
    connecting legacy Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), such as IP PBX, PBX or Key Telephone Systems, to the PSTN over any form of IP connectivity
  • Hosted PBX
    delivering a complete suite of enhanced PBX functionality over any IP connection
  • IP Peering and Transport
    lowering total cost of operation and increasing network efficiency and operational simplicity

"PAETEC's GENBAND gateway infrastructure coupled with our deployment of BroadSoft application servers have enabled us to create a broad suite of enterprise-focused voice solutions, migrating our customers to next generation voice over IP services," said Sanjay Hiranandani, senior vice president of engineering at PAETEC. "The solution has helped us significantly reduce our environmental impact, operating costs, and capital investment required to support existing voice infrastructure, and deliver a state-of-the art enterprise focused product set."

"The GENBAND BroadSoft integration provides a differentiated option for service providers as their Class 5 switches have long since been amortized and are in fact now costing them money in maintenance," said Jeremy Duke, president & CEO of Synergy Research Group. "While there has been much talk but little movement in TDM switch replacement, the strategic combination of these market-proven solutions should help move the market along because of the rich applications and return on investment it delivers."


GENBAND is a global leader and innovator of next generation IP media, session border and fixed mobile convergence security solutions deployed in over half of the world's 100 largest service providers. These high-performance gateway solutions are at the core of fixed and mobile networks around the world – evolving, securing and enhancing communications networks. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, GENBAND has Centers of Excellence around the world and serves customers and partners in more than 80 countries. Additional information is available at www.genband.com.

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft® provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. After the 2008 acquisitions of Sylantro and the GENBAND M6 product line, BroadSoft has emerged as the undisputed market leader of VoIP application servers. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class products, including 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 products deliver 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 15 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including KPN, Korea Telecom, Qwest, SingTel, Sprint, Swisscom, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.

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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