SOURCE: BroadSoft, Inc.

November 08, 2006 09:47 ET

Faroese Telecom Chooses BroadSoft to Deliver Pioneering Fixed-Mobile Convergence Voice Solution for the Enterprise

Integrated Operator Offers the Enterprise a Single Communications Solution That Spans Their Fixed and Mobile Devices

GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 8, 2006 -- BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that Faroese Telecom, the leading provider of fixed and mobile services to the Faroe Islands, will launch a pioneering Fixed-Mobile Convergence solution for enterprises on the islands. The new service based on BroadSoft's BroadWorks® platform will allow users to take advantage of a single phone number that contacts them on any device and also empowers the device with the latest voice applications traditionally only available on an expensive IP PBX. The future-proof platform will allow Faroese Telecom to progressively add new cutting-edge services as they become available.

Ordinarily, unanswered calls to deskphones automatically go to voicemail. The Faroese Telecom Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) solution allows calls to deskphones to ring any or all of 10 preset numbers simultaneously, e.g. mobile phone, home phone, other office, etc. The system also enables standard 2G mobile phones to function identically to IP extensions allowing services such as unified voicemail, call transfer, call forwarding, extension dialing, integrated corporate directory and auto-attendant -- any of which can be simply configured through a desktop toolbar.

The solution also offers standard hosted PBX (IP Centrex) services, completely removing the need for a PBX, and Business Trunking (IP Trunking) services, which allow the new applications to be simply overlaid onto existing PBX infrastructure. Faroese Telecom will target businesses of all sizes on the Faroe Islands for its FMC solution, especially businesses with a mobile or disparate work force.

"Leaving your deskphone has traditionally been a risky business; there is the ever-present possibility that you can miss calls and voicemails and, consequently, business opportunities, too. Now you can have a single number that finds you on any device," said Richard Mortensen, Faroese Telecom's managing director. "Whether that device is fixed or mobile, it offers the same functionality as a top range IP handset. We fully expect this service to revolutionise our customers' communications experience."

"Faroese Telecom's new FMC service is a leap ahead into the future telecommunications landscape. The business communications of tomorrow must be a converged service that is fully personalized, simply amended and allows the full power of VoIP applications on any device anywhere," said Michael Tessler, president and CEO for BroadSoft. "BroadSoft is very proud to have found an ally who shares a common vision of how communications ought to be."

Faroese Telecom will be showcasing the new service to prospective customers this month to coincide with its centenary anniversary. Faroese Telecom took advantage of BroadSoft's QuickStart program which is based on a go-to-market framework, validated by industry analysts, that specifies the activities and deliverables for a comprehensive product and service launch. BroadSoft has launched over 10 deployments and trials of its FMC solution in Europe, North America and Asia, offering new productivity and mobile communications services to enterprises.

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 provides these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.

ABOUT FAROESE TELECOM

Faroese Telecom is the leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications services in the Faroe Islands and is headquartered in Tórshavn, the island's capital. There are branch offices located throughout the country staffed by 260 highly trained employees with international experience. www.ft.fo.

ABOUT BROADSOFT

BroadSoft's VoIP application software is revolutionizing the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable 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 provides VoIP applications to 6 of the top 10 and 12 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, including Korea Telecom, 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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