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RICHARDSON, TEXAS, & GAITHERSBURG, MD, Feb. 4, 2008 - Taqua®, LLC, a leading supplier of next-generation end-office switching systems and technologies, and BroadSoft®, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC™) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has awarded the two companies the Product of The Year Award for their TaquaWorks™ switch replacement and enhanced service offering.

"TaquaWorks brings together two industry leading platforms to deliver a unique integrated solution that provides end-users with the most advanced capabilities while allowing the service provider unmatched flexibility," said Greg Galitzine, editorial director, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. "As a Class 5 switch replacement or a Greenfield Class 5, TaquaWorks gives the carrier the ability to deploy enhanced voice services in a distributed or centralized model to either TDM or IP subscribers. The integration of a next-generation Class 4/5 switch leader and the global leader in VoIP telephony and multimedia services could prove to be irresistible to service providers looking to update their networks."

TaquaWorks is the tightly integrated next-generation switching solution that combines BroadSoft's BroadWorks suite of enhanced services with Taqua's T7000™ Class 4/5 switching platform. Designed for incumbent and competitive carriers of any size, TaquaWorks combines the best-in-class offerings from BroadSoft and Taqua into a joint product offering capable of replacing any legacy or next-gen Class 4/5 switch while delivering the most advanced voice services available. Service providers can now replace their legacy Class 5 switches and create new business and residential revenue streams by deploying services such as unified messaging, hosted call center/ACD, conferencing, collaboration, multimedia, and mobility.

"We are honored to receive this Product of the Year award from INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine," said Scott Weidenfeller, chief marketing officer of Taqua. "Our joint TaquaWorks offering with BroadSoft has been received very well across the industry. Many service providers are looking for ways to leverage or replace legacy networks in a flexible cost-effective fashion, while also increasing revenues through a host of new advanced services."

"This recognition from INTERNET TELEPHONY proves the value of the Taqua-BroadSoft network migration solution," said Scott Wharton, vice president of Marketing for BroadSoft. "The TaquaWorks T7000 Switching System eases service providers' transition from legacy networks in order to offer the most advanced IP-based applications."

BroadSoft's IMS-compliant BroadWorks® platform provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including Hosted Unified Communications, Mobile PBX, Business & SIP Trunking and Residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.

The Taqua 7000 is the only field-proven next generation Class 5 switch that meets the strict requirements for "five nines" reliability and provides a full-set of Class 5 services within a compact, gateway-like chassis. The T7000 scales from 40 to 40,000 subscribers in a single 17" X 24" shelf, enabling carriers to pay as they grow and provide profitable voice services upon initial deployment. In addition, the compact footprint and conservative resource requirements of the T7000 make it practical for installation in a variety of locations including collocation spaces, MTUs or any site with a controlled environment.

Used as an intelligent media gateway application, the T7000 is designed for centralized or distributed deployments. The platform can simultaneously support all the legacy interface types including GR303, PRI, CAS, POTS and an integrated SS7 gateway capability for ISUP/TCAP. It also supports IP interfaces like SIP, MGCP and NCS.


The convergence of voice, video, fax and data has revolutionized the world of telecommunications. Internet telephony has been proven to drastically reduce long-distance costs and continues to provide unprecedented opportunities for service providers, resellers, developers and end users alike. INTERNET TELEPHONY is the only magazine that focuses on providing the information that will help you take advantage of this exciting technology. Launched as a quarterly publication in January 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been published monthly since October 1998. INTERNET TELEPHONY provides readers with the best information necessary to learn about and purchase the equipment, software and services they need to take advantage of Internet telephony.

About TMC

Since 1972, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has produced industry-leading trade magazines and events focused on technology and telecommunications. TMC publishes two magazines: Customer Inter@action SolutionsTM and INTERNET TELEPHONY, and two online publications, Planet PDATM Magazine and BiometriTechTM Magazine. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs, and provide factual and unbiased product reviews. TMC also produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & Expo, Planet PDA: The Enterprise PDA Event and BiometriTech Conference & Expo. TMCnet.com publishes more than 25 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit its Website at www.tmcnet.com.

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. 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'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 7 of the top 10 and 13 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including Korea Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.

About Taqua, Inc.

Established in 1998, Taqua is a leading supplier of next-generation switching systems and technologies. With 300 system deployments, the Company's solutions are deployed by wireline, cable, and wireless carriers as next-generation end-office exchanges. Taqua's T7000 Switching System (T7000) lowers switching deployment and operational costs, while delivering new IP-based services. Taqua is headquartered in Richardson, TX with research and development located in Hyannis, MA and Richardson, TX. More information on Taqua and the T7000 can be obtained by calling +1.972.692.1800, by email at simplify@taqua.com, or by browsing the website at www.taqua.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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