Skyrr picks BroadSoft's BroadWorks VOIP application software; Broadsoft adds support for IBM Blade Servers running Linux

October 12, 2005

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- BroadSoft(R), the leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that Skyrr, Iceland's second largest ISP, has selected BroadSoft's BroadWorks(R) VoIP application software to support its hosted VoIP service offering. Mixing the latest in next-generation features with competitive pricing, Skyrr's VoIP service will launch in Iceland in November 2005.

"Improving employee productivity and reducing overhead costs are mission-critical considerations for our business customers. We needed a VoIP solution that could provide our customers with a competitive alternative to onsite equipment that would benefit them both operationally and economically," said Magnus Bodvar Eythorsson, director of hosted solutions at Skyrr. "We selected the BroadWorks technology because of its ability to support our customers' challenging operational requirements."

"Our presence in the Icelandic market further illustrates our success at meeting the global demand for hosted VoIP solutions," said Michael Tessler, president and CEO at BroadSoft. "Skyrr's commitment to quality service combined with BroadWorks' rich set of business features positions Skyrr to deliver the competitive solutions their customers want."

Skyrr will offer its business customers a bundled VoIP services solution over a single broadband connection to the Skyrr network. This service bundle combines unlimited local and long distance calling, dedicated Internet access and Web hosting for a single monthly price. By using BroadSoft's BroadWorks platform, Skyrr will be able to offer a wide range of advanced features that enable its customers to:

  • Improve productivity with a voice virtual private network (VPN) that offers site-to-site calling, private dial plans, and support for mobile workers

  • Improve customer service with a personalized and professional auto-attendant greeting that seamlessly connects callers to employees anywhere, on any phone

  • From easy-to-use web portals, empower employees to manage advanced features such as selective call forwarding, click-to-dial Microsoft Outlook contacts, and remote office calling

GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2005--BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that its BroadWorks® VoIP application suite will run on IBM eServer BladeCenter and xSeries systems running the Linux operating system.

Under an agreement between the two companies, the BroadWorks VoIP application platform will support the IBM eServer BladeCenter, BladeCenter T family of products and selected xSeries Telecommunications servers, including the x343 and x336.

The Solution is now generally available. As part of the agreement, BroadSoft and IBM will also work together on sales, marketing, product development and other business development initiatives.

The combination of the BroadWorks VoIP application software running on the IBM BladeCenter T platform provides clients a highly-dense, scalable, industry standard carrier-grade solution. They also gain the kind of price/performance leadership required to meet the needs of service providers deploying VoIP solutions to help reduce costs and accelerate revenue generation.

"Our relationship with IBM and our support for the BladeCenter product family enhances the strategic options, flexibility and choice for our respective customers as they transform their networks to support customer-driven, next-generation service requirements," said Robert Weidenfeller, vice president of engineering for BroadSoft. "BroadSoft's integrated and open standards-based platform offers carriers the widest range of applications, opens new revenue streams and achieves the quickest time to market for new services. As the world's largest information technology company, IBM provides additional strategic and infrastructure depth and resources. This establishes a powerful combination for service providers as they undertake these strategic imperatives."

"BroadSoft has a proven track record for working with global top-tier carriers in the deployment of their business and residential VoIP service initiatives," said Jim Pertzborn, Vice President, Telecommunications Industry, IBM Systems Technology Group. "This heritage combined with BladeCenter and xSeries server technology running Linux allows us to provide our mutual customers the level of reliability and support they need to compete, and grow their businesses, in the next-generation network space."

BroadSoft Inc.

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