SOURCE: BroadSoft, Inc.

September 06, 2007 09:00 ET

BroadSoft Hosts Light Reading Webinar on Network Migration

Webinar to Cover Strategies for Migrating From Class 5 Switches to IP-Based Networks

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that it will sponsor a webinar on network migration as part of Light Reading's ongoing series of webinars. Scott Hoffpauir, Chief Technical Officer for BroadSoft, will present the webinar, Class 5 Migration: New Strategies, and Joe McGarvey, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, will moderate.

According to a report by Heavy Reading, an independent market research organization that offers analysis of telecom technology, "The migration of Class 5 telephony infrastructure is the next stage in the transformation of the PTSN into an IP-based communications and entertainment network."

BroadSoft is involved in several high-profile network migrations underway at telecoms around the globe, including one at Dutch incumbent KPN.

"Standardization groups such as TISPAN have proposed several emulation and simulation methods that would call on softswitches to be utilized in multiple ways," said Hoffpauir. "This webinar investigates the various approaches for eventual replacement of Class 5 switches."

Hoffpauir is a leading voice in next-generation network architecture and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). As a co-founder of BroadSoft, he directs the company's technical vision and innovation. Before launching BroadSoft, Hoffpauir was director of GSM Development at Celcore (DSC/Alcatel USA), and senior architect for Nortel's GSM and Inter-Exchange Carrier switching systems. He holds multiple patents in the GSM, SIP, call processing and switching areas.

McGarvey has been active in the computing and telecommunications research industry for the past 15 years, both as a journalist and analyst. He joined Heavy Reading in March 2007, after nearly five years at Current Analysis, where he initiated that company's carrier telephony and IMS research and extensively covered the VoIP and multimedia services sector. His primary field of focus at Heavy Reading is on VoIP and related hardware and software technologies.

The webinar will take place on Wed., 26 September, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. There is no cost to participate. Click here to register for Class 5 Migration: New Strategies, or go to www.lightreading.com and click on "Webinars."

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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.

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