SOURCE: BroadSoft, Inc.

February 12, 2007 03:00 ET

Huawei Selects Broadsoft for Global IMS Deployment

BroadWorks Successfully Integrates Into Huawei's IMS3.0 Solution

SHENZHEN, CHINA and GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., a leader in providing next-generation network telecommunication solutions for operators around the world, and BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that BroadSoft's BroadWorks® IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) application platform has been successfully integrated as part of the Huawei's IMS solutions for telecom operators. Under an agreement with BroadSoft, Huawei will distribute the BroadWorks platform.

The partnership with BroadSoft is expected to accelerate the global deployment of IP multi-media services -- particularly in the enterprise market segment -- by enhancing operators' ability to deliver comprehensive IP Centrex and PBX services. Huawei is promoting a competitive IMS industry supply chain for operators, establishing partnerships with many leading telecom vendors in the field of service applications, border control components, access edge elements, and handsets.

With Huawei 's 3GPP, 3GPP2 and TISPAN standards compliant IMS3.0 solution, operators can deliver differentiated end-to-end Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) services, including voice call continuity (VCC) between different networks, voice/video over IP (VoIP), multi-media conference, instant messaging (IM) and presence.

"Huawei's IMS solution successfully integrated with Broadsoft's sophisticated IP Centrex application, which will effectively help operators win a greater share of the global Enterprise market." said Mr. Zha Jun, director of Huawei's IMS product line. "Huawei has over 20 IMS commercial and trial contracts worldwide. We further develop partnerships with the leading vendors, and jointly build an open IMS eco-system to provide competitive IMS solutions for global carriers."

The BroadWorks platform has been deployed in multiple IMS incumbent networks. BroadWorks applications function independently of the underlying network -- extending the service reach and simplifying operations for service providers. Third-party applications, such as presence, can be easily integrated with BroadWorks' rich feature set, which allows service operators to offer new, differentiated services. The BroadWorks IMS Product Portfolio is comprised of an Application Platform and Media Resource Function.

"We are pleased that Huawei has selected the BroadWorks IMS application platform for distribution. BroadSoft consciously set out to lead the IMS applications market and has performed exhaustive interoperability testing for our BroadWorks platform with many of the leading OEM and network solutions providers," said Mr. Ken Rokoff, vice president of Business Development for BroadSoft. "This agreement with Huawei brings an important partner into the BroadSoft distribution network."

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 28 of the world's top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide.

For more information, please visit http://www.huawei.com.

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 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 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, 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.

Contact Information

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    BroadSoft
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    Huawei
    Lucy Pan
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