Lod, Israel – November 1, 2006 – AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, to provide pre-integrated access solutions for hosted VoIP applications. AudioCodes will join BroadSoft and a consortium of other customer premises equipment (CPE) and access equipment vendors to build solutions that integrate equipment with hosted applications to simplify the integration challenges service providers face when deploying new services.
As part of the program, BroadSoft’s Premier Access Solution and AudioCodes engage in joint product development, marketing, sales and support of the BroadWorks® VoIP application platform and AudioCodes media gateway platforms, collaborating with each other to validate components with each new product release. AudioCodes provides the ability to connect the BroadSoft application to existing enterprise PBX and/or analog phones and faxes, offering a high level of voice quality gateways.
“Deploying and managing today’s complex services pose ongoing challenges to carriers, especially at the point of access,” said Lior Moyal, Vice President of Marketing for the CPE Business Line, North America at AudioCodes. “BroadSoft’s Premier Access Solution program is a high-value proposition for service providers looking for quicker and smarter ways to meet customer needs and build revenue.”
“Premier Access Solutions enables us to work with technology innovators to provide readily available pre-integrated access solutions to carriers and service providers,” said Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer for BroadSoft. “AudioCodes’ leadership in media gateways makes the company an ideal partner to help service providers streamline service deployment and speed time to market.”
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.
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.