SOURCE: BroadSoft, Inc.

January 24, 2007 10:00 ET

XO Communications Reaches 100,000 Business VoIP Users Milestone With Broadsoft-Based IP Voice Service

XO's SMB-Focused, VoIP Service Built on BroadWorks Platform Is Deployed at 7,500 Businesses Nationwide

RESTON, VA and GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that customer XO Communications now supports more than 100,000 business end-users on its XOptions® Flex Voice over Internet Protocol service. The number of deployments of XOptions Flex, which is built on BroadSoft's BroadWorks® VoIP application platform, grew by more than 30 percent in the past six months.

XOptions Flex is an integrated VoIP services solution that provides enhanced features, functionality and value for voice, Internet access and web hosting -- all in a single, simple package. More than 7,500 businesses across the nation have deployed XOptions Flex, up from 5,000 in mid-2006. XOptions Flex is a business trunking solution using the BroadWorks platform, which enables XO to deliver a comprehensive range of feature-rich VoIP applications.

XOptions Flex is designed to enable small and medium businesses to leverage the benefits of VoIP without needing to upgrade or replace existing phones or premise equipment. Using a flat monthly fee pricing model, XO bundles advanced voice features with virtually unlimited local and affordable long distance calling, Dedicated Internet Access and web hosting services. The service provides connections to analog phones, key systems, and most private branch exchange (PBX) systems and is capable of supporting businesses with up to 160 employees per location.

"Since launching XOptions Flex on the BroadWorks platform in 2005, the adoption rate of our bundled IP communications package has been incredible," said Tom Cady, president of XO Business Services. "Delivering reliable voice services with features that really do increase productivity -- all for a reasonable rate -- truly resonates with today's SMBs."

"XO Communications has proven the business case for business trunking in the delivery of IP communications services. They have found a sweet spot in the U.S. telecom market that immediately drives revenues," said Michael Tessler, president and CEO of BroadSoft. "XO's success also validates the scalability and reliability of BroadWorks."

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 XO COMMUNICATIONS

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading provider of national and local telecommunications services to businesses, large enterprises and communications service providers. XO offers a broad portfolio of services, including local and long distance voice, dedicated Internet access, private networking, data transport, and Web hosting services as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions. XO provides these services over an advanced, nationwide facilities-based IP network and serves 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.

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 application software 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.

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Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    BroadSoft
    Francis Hopkins
    240-364-5375
    Email Contact

    XO Communications
    Chad Couser
    703-547-2746
    Email Contact