BroadWorks Enables Advanced VoIP Services in Uganda
PHOENIX BROADSOFT CONNECTIONS 2007, Oct. 16, 2007 - BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that Warid Group, a fast-growing mobile service provider in South Asia and Africa, has selected BroadSoft's BroadWorks® VoIP application software as a key part of its new VoIP and IP-based multimedia services. The BroadWorks platform will enable Warid Telecom to deliver advanced VoIP services to enterprise and residential customers throughout Uganda over an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core network being constructed by BroadSoft partner Huawei Technologies ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world.
Warid will use the IMS-based system to offer a range of new services, including Hosted PBX, multimedia communications, prepaid and fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) services. Warid becomes one of the first service providers globally to offer IMS over WiMAX, providing customers with wireless access to data and voice services. Huawei, a leading provider of next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, is constructing the core IMS network and integrating it with Warid's WiMAX access network. Huawei has integrated BroadSoft's BroadWorks platform into its IMS solutions for telecom operators.
"Our goal is to offer our customers innovative services that bring the most value for the least cost," said Bashir Tahir, CEO of Warid. "There is no better way to do that than to work with the best in VoIP technology and network deployment-BroadSoft and Huawei. The BroadWorks-based services will enable Warid to attract new subscribers and to strengthen our competitive edge without the need to invest in additional infrastructure."
Huawei will also provide GSM network components, wireless base stations, a value-added service platform, long-distance/international gateway offices and the IP bearer network.
"We welcome the opportunity to partner with agile and sophisticated operators like Warid that are bringing the benefits of VoIP and FMC to new markets," said Ding Yun, vice president of Huawei. "The BroadWorks platform, coupled with our total commitment to customer partnership, assures Warid of a future-proof network."
"With the launch of its new service, Warid is offering cost-effective, IP-enabled applications that will help customers in Uganda gain the benefits of VoIP as well as voice and data convergence," said Scott Wharton, vice president of Marketing for BroadSoft. "By expanding its technology offerings, Warid is well-positioned to grow its markets and create new revenue streams."
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 Warid Telecom International LLC
Warid Telecom is part of WTI, a telecommunications group established in 2004 to acquire, own and operate telecom assets in the emerging markets of Asia and Africa. In addition to its operation in Pakistan, WTI successfully launched its operation in Bangladesh in May 2007 with half a million subscribers acquired in less than two months. WTI also has operations in Congo-Brazzaville and Uganda. Through its subsidiary Wateen Telecom, the Group also operates a 5,000-km fiber-optic backbone in Pakistan. For more information, please visit www.waridtel.com/.
About Huawei Technologies
Huawei Technologies is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei's products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 31 of the world's top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.
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.