Off-the-Shelf Solution Enables Carriers to Launch Branded IP Centrex and Residential Broadband Services in Weeks
Gaithersburg, MD, May 16, 2005 - BroadSoft®, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that Unient Communications a.s., a pan-European telecommunications systems provider, is using the BroadSoft BroadWorks VoIP application platform to offer European carriers the most comprehensive wholesale IP Centrex, hosted PBX and residential broadband service. Unient's viphone service bundles BroadWorks' complete range of advanced voice features, such as user-configurable voicemail-to-email and find-me, follow-me services, with extensive professional services, including training, portal development, billing and localization for Europe's multi-lingual market.
As a BroadWorks systems integrator for major incumbents, such as Slovak Telecom, Unient provides European carriers a smooth migration path from a shared to a dedicated VoIP network solution. By minimizing CAPEX (capital expenditures) and providing a full suite of professional services, Unient's viphone wholesale service removes barriers to entry for small carriers while enabling large carriers to focus on customer acquisition and long-term strategies rather than technical implementations of a VoIP service.
"BroadSoft is the clear leader in the hosted VoIP space in Europe," said Pavel Chlupácek, chairman of Unient. "BroadWorks' best-in-class technology and platform architecture readily supports wholesale offerings and third-party development, including localization, which is crucial for this market. By choosing BroadSoft, we're able to deliver wholesale services that carriers can launch quickly to begin earning revenue in their target market."
"The wholesale model is essential in the European market for carriers who want to launch localized hosted VoIP services quickly without the challenges of building a network," said Michael Tessler, CEO and chairman of BroadSoft. "With their unique combination of wholesale offerings and extensive professional services, Unient is successfully serving this market by enabling carriers to get to market as quickly and simply as possible."
BroadSoft's BroadWorks VoIP application platform provides a comprehensive range of advanced 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. BroadWorks has been deployed in 35 countries and more than 25 languages.
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 customer base of more than 95 network operators, including BellSouth, MCI, Singtel, Telstra and XO Communications, leads the industry with more than 900,000 lines deployed. Additional information is available at www.broadsoft.com.
Unient Communications, a.s. is a leading European provider of VoIP and managed services and solutions with long term experience in implementations and integrations of technologies such as IP Centrex, Hosted PBX and other high-tech converged telecommunication solutions. Unient sells its services to carriers and ISPs through traditional and emerging wholesale business models as well as to enterprise customers through viphone hosted telephony service. The viphone solution includes all components required for immediate service delivery such as Billing, Provisioning, Management or Call Recording. Unient's premiere customer base includes leading telecommunications providers such as Slovak Telecom, T-Systems and Ceský Telecom. Unient is privately owned with yearly and publicly reported audited results. For more information please see Unient's web site at www.unient.cz and www.viphone.cz.