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BroadSoft Adds Technology Partners in Key CPE, Service Areas to Expand Integrated Access for VoIP Deployment

PHOENIX, AZ, BROADSOFT CONNECTIONS 2006, October 15, 2006 - BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced at the BroadSoft Connections 2006 Executive Users Conference that it has expanded its Premier Access Solutions program to include five leading manufacturers in key access areas. BroadSoft has agreed to collaborate with Covergence, Aastra Technologies Ltd., AudioCodes Ltd., and Adtran, Inc. to build integrated solutions that simplify and resolve the integration challenges service providers face when deploying new services.

BroadSoft's Premier Access Solutions program is collaboration between BroadSoft and a consortium of customer premises equipment (CPE) and access equipment vendors to provide pre-integrated access solutions for hosted VoIP applications. Premier Access Solutions integrate validated partner equipment with the BroadWorks® VoIP application platform and create solution test plans to validate the integration. The solutions include CPE kits that illustrate how to integrate each company's equipment with the corresponding BroadWorks solution and integration guides that simplify deployment of integrated access solutions for common network architectures.

The newly added partners bring a range of competencies to Premier Access Solutions:

  • Covergence's Eclipse™ Session Manager provides instant, secure access to real-time session initiation protocol (SIP) services from any location, device or network.
  • Aastra Technologies' family of standards-based IP phones, including integrated wireless VoIP phones, supports a range of VoIP endpoints.
  • AudioCodes gateways enable service providers to connect the BroadWorks platform to existing enterprise PBXs and phones via analog and digital media gateways.
  • Adtran, Inc. facilitates the migration to VoIP with its Total Access 900 Series, which can be used as a SIP gateway to overlay additional services or as a registrar for IP phones.

These companies join BroadSoft's previously announced technology partners: Acme Packet; Cisco Systems; Edgewater Networks; Linksys, a division of Cisco; Polycom; and Siemens Communications.

"VoIP is changing the way service providers and enterprises do business," said Scott Wharton, vice president of BroadSoft. "That's why it's critical that we work closely with technology partners to pave the way with access solutions that ease service deployment and let service providers focus on building profitability and customer satisfaction. The expansion of the Premier Access Solutions program enables BroadSoft, together with this group of technology innovators, to synchronize the best products, technology, and industry relationships to work through integration issues and develop truly integrated, off-the-shelf access solutions that will streamline service delivery and speed time to market."

As part of the program, the companies meet on a regular basis to coordinate product development and resolve potential integration issues. BroadSoft and the participating companies also re-validate the solution at the time of each new release of a participant's product, providing carriers transparent upgrades on future product releases.

Premier Access Solution companies engage in joint product development, marketing, sales and support.

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 BroadSoft Premier Access Solution Partners

For more information about the Premier Access Solutions companies announced in this press release, please go to the following websites:

About BroadSoft

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 12 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, including Korea Telecom, Singtel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon.

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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