Wireless Local Loop-VoIP solution brings advanced call applications to emerging markets
Stockholm, Sweden, VON Europe Spring, May 16, 2006 - BroadSoft Inc, the leading provider of VoIP application software announced today that Danish RTX Products, manufacturer of wireless communication solutions and OEM products and a subsidiary of RTX Telecom A/S has successfully integrated its wireless local loop (WLL) solution with the BroadWorks VoIP application platform. The interoperability of the RTX WLL with the advanced telephony features of the BroadWorks platform will bring VoIP to emerging markets as part of a cost-effective alternative to traditional communications network infrastructure.
The WLL solution from RTX Products enables businesses to connect an existing fibre optic or copper cable network to an IP- and Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) -based wireless network. Offering flexible and scalable last mile wireless access, with seamless handover between cells, WLL's complete compatibility with the BroadWorks platform will enable a full range of advanced VoIP applications on end user terminals for a wide cross-section of subscribers, including those in remote areas.
"We have been convinced for a long time of the value of WLL as a fast-track solution to bring communications access to users in areas which would be either impossible or extremely costly to service with traditional wiring and infrastructure," says Jens Toftgaard Petersen, VP RTX. "We recognised BroadWorks' ability to scale existing networks with enhanced, feature-rich call functionality in a single step. The combination of our WLL solution with BroadWorks not only enables us to open up communications to a new generation of users in parts of the world where the infrastructure limitations hinder communications, but to simultaneously offer advanced call functionality that would normally be associated with highly evolved networks."
In addition to providing advanced call features to terminals connected through a wireless local loop network, BroadSoft's state-of-the-art, global standards-compliant VoIP applications software reduces project deployment time and cuts time-to-market for customers, providing a rapid path to the possibility of greater revenue generation.
"Integration with RTX's WLL solution plainly demonstrates the flexibility and scalability of the BroadWorks platform as well as its ability to combine with technologies that are eminently suitable for improving network capability efficiently and cost-effectively," says Scott Wharton, VP Marketing, BroadSoft. "Together with RTX, we have created a single value proposition enabling service providers to offer a sophisticated suite of call applications to residential and business customers over a dependable connection for the first time, thereby unearthing the value in communications that has until now been dormant in many markets."
The BroadWorks VoIP call features provided over the RTX WLL system can be accessed nationwide in both remote and densely populated areas. With no limits to the size of the infrastructure and requiring no detailed frequency and network planning, the RTX WLL system is DECT-based allowing it to scale up to millions of subscribers incrementally as required. The BroadWorks platform complements this technology with rich applications such as remote office, simultaneous ring, selective call forwarding and complete integration with the user's Microsoft contact list.
RTX Telecom A/S is an international group specializing in the development of wireless communication solutions for global brand manufacturers. Its portfolio covers every aspect of the wireless technology industry, ranging from DECT, WLL, DPRS, VoIP, IEEE 802.11a/b/g, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz to GSM, GPRS, TD-SCDMA and Bluetooth. The company, which is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, has 270 employees and generated sales of DKK 317 millions (€42 millions) in FY2004/2005. RTX Products A/S is a 100% owned subsidiary of RTX Telecom A/S, selling advanced high-tech solutions and products, such as the DUALphone, Wireless Phone Jack, Wireless Local Loop (WLL) and M2M products. For further information on RTX Telecom A/S, please visit www.rtx.dk.
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.