Leading VoIP Platform Provider Launches Premier Access Solution Program to Deliver Pre-Integrated Access Solutions that Speed Revenue Generation for Service Providers
Gaithersburg, MD and Chicago, IL, 5 June 2006 - BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that it has entered into agreements with a consortium of customer premises equipment (CPE) and access equipment vendors to provide pre-integrated access solutions for hosted VoIP applications. BroadSoft has agreed to collaborate with Acme Packet; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Edgewater Networks; Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Polycom and Siemens Communications, Inc. to build solutions that integrate equipment with hosted applications, to simplify and resolve the integration challenges service providers face when deploying new services.
Premier Access Solutions pre-integrate validated equipment provided by the participating companies with the BroadWorks® VoIP application platform, and creates solution test plans that validate integration. The solution includes a CPE kit that illustrates how to integrate each participating company's equipment with the corresponding BroadWorks solution. Integration guides simplify the deployment of integrated access solutions for common network architectures.
As part of the program, BroadSoft and the participating companies will re-validate the solution each time one of the companies releases a new version of its product, affording service providers the advantage of transparent upgrades on future product releases. In addition, the participating companies will meet on a regular basis to coordinate product development and resolve potential integration issues.
"Access is key to any VoIP service deployment," said Michael Tessler, president and CEO of BroadSoft. "BroadSoft and the participating companies are in an ideal position to address the access integration issues that service providers face when deploying new services. The Premier Access Solution Program is designed to enable service providers to respond quickly to the needs of a growing VoIP marketplace with pre-integrated access solutions."
"This strategic program allows us to leverage the best products and industry relationships and go beyond interoperability to create true integration of access components," added Tessler. "Our off-the-shelf, pre-integrated solutions will enable service providers to streamline their service deployments, speeding the time to market and ultimately leading to faster revenue generation."
Premier Access Solution companies plan to engage in joint product development, marketing, sales and support. Staff in each company will be cross-trained with on-site equipment and hands-on experience to understand all products and integration factors. Product sales and support will be handled by each individual company in cooperation with the other participating companies to ensure that components are validated and tested with the latest releases.
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.
About the BroadSoft Premier Access Solutions Partners
For more information about the Premier Access Solutions, go to www.broadsoft.com/Partners/Premier-Access-Partners
For more information about the Premier Access Solutions companies announced in this release, go to the following websites:
BroadSoft's VoIP application software is revolutionizing the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless and wireline 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's leads the VoIP applications market with 6 of the top 10 and 11 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide including BellSouth, Korea Telecom, Singtel, Telefónica de España, Telstra, T-Systems, Verizon and XO Communications.