SOURCE: BroadSoft, Inc.

October 02, 2007 09:00 ET

Tortel Communications Uses BroadSoft Platform to Roll Out VoIP Services

New 'Broad-Connect' Service to Deliver SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX to North American SMBs and Large Enterprises

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that Tortel Communications, Inc., a North American IP telephony provider, has selected BroadSoft to power Tortel's new VoIP services under its Broad-Connect Telecom brand. Tortel will use BroadSoft's BroadWorks® platform to deliver Broad-Connect SIP trunking and hosted PBX services to small, medium and large businesses throughout North America.

With data centers in both the U.S. and Canada, Tortel will offer Broad-Connect services exclusively through a network of resellers across North America. Tortel supports resellers with its in-house, around-the-clock support center and a state-of-the-art training center that provides hands-on experience with BroadWorks applications.

Tortel chose BroadWorks for its reliability, reputation and interoperability. Tortel's business trunking and hosted PBX services will include the BroadWorks integration with Microsoft® Outlook®, the customer Web portal, and the BroadWorks Communicator, an integrated audio and video SIP softphone.

"BroadSoft's advanced technology has truly empowered Tortel's entry into next-generation voice technology, setting us on track to become a major player in the IP telephony world," said Ravi Prasher, sales director of Tortel Communications. "With Broad-Connect trunking and hosted PBX services, our customers can expect to receive the highest value in VoIP services available."

Tortel plans to use its BroadWorks-based VoIP services to also offer video conferencing and WiMAX deployment for mobile phone services at a later date.

"Tortel is leveraging the ripe VoIP market to build itself into a complete IP telephony operator," said Scott Wharton, vice president of Marketing for BroadSoft. "Tortel is poised to fulfill its vision of growing into a leading service provider in North America."

"Tortel's relationship with its customers is built on price, service and quality and enhanced by its credibility and integrity," said Laj Prasher, CEO of Tortel.

About Tortel Communications, Inc.

Tortel Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of pure IP telephony solutions. Tortel is dedicated to providing quality communications solutions for small, medium and large businesses across North America with a unique architectural approach to IP telephony that delivers with reliability, scalability and manageability. With offices and technical support centers in the U.S. and Canada, Tortel serves customers throughout North America. With its Channel Only strategy, Tortel helps its partners grow in the IP telephony market without requiring capital expenditures or technical resources.

Tortel has been servicing Canada's largest telecommunications company, Bell Canada, for the last 17 years. Tortel is a supplier to Bell Distribution Inc. (Bell Phone Stores) Saktel, Manitoba Telephone System, Alliant and about 200 other Independent Telecom Resellers. Tortel has been the Remarketing Agent for GE Capital off-lease telecom equipment for several years. For more information on Broad-Connect, visit www.broadconnect.ca.

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 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.

BroadSoft and BroadWorks are registered trademarks of BroadSoft, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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