BroadSoft announces contracts with TalkingNets and Exario Networks

June 12, 2001
June 12, 2001--BroadSoft, Inc., a provider of service delivery systems for packet-based voice and telephony services, announced it has signed contracts with TalkingNets and Exario Networks.

BroadSoft, Inc., a provider of service delivery systems for packet-based voice and telephony services, announced it has signed a contract with TalkingNets, a telephony application service provider (ASP), to supply BroadWorks for TalkingNets' deployment of enhanced telephony services. TalkingNets has deployed BroadWorks, BroadSoft's flagship product, in Denver and Washington, DC. With BroadWorks, TalkingNets can enable service providers with data networks to offer their customers a wide range of enhanced voice services.

TalkingNets is using BroadWorks because it is a complete carrier-class service delivery and creation system that enables providers to offer a rich set of user-friendly enhanced telephony services without the substantial capital expenses associated with traditional voice networks. Among BroadWorks' services are media-oriented applications such as conferencing, voice mail, auto-attendant and other interactive voice response (IVR) applications, as well as personal calling functions such as selective call forwarding and notification, call transfer, and dial-by-name.

For example, BroadWorks enables individuals to forward selected calls to any phone simply by logging into their own personal Web page or to automatically make calls by clicking onto any phone number listed in their computer's personal management database.

Using BroadSoft's products, TalkingNets' service provider channel partners can reduce the time-to-market for customized, packet-based voice services to the small and medium-sized enterprise market. By tailoring services for specific vertical industries, for example real estate or accounting or individual customers, TalkingNets' channel partners can increase customer satisfaction and reduce churn. By leveraging the BroadWorks platform, TalkingNets enables service providers to gain unprecedented flexibility and lower costs as they strive to offer innovative, customized, enhanced services to their business customers.

TalkingNets provides a wholesale telephony service that enables broadband service providers and system integrators to offer advanced voice services to their small and medium-sized business customers without having to invest in deploying their own voice networks. TalkingNets is an application service provider that incorporates this technology into its network, taking the concept of "next-generation" network to the next level by using server-based, not hardware-based, technology to support its telephony services.

BroadSoft, Inc. and Exario Networks, Inc., a provider of outsourced IP services, also announced that Exario has selected BroadSoft's BroadWorks to deliver enhanced telephony services to the enterprise market. Currently in trials with a number of companies, Exario will begin the commercial deployment of BroadWorks-based services by the end of the second quarter this year.

Exario is a managed IP services provider dedicated to perfecting the VPN option for companies seeking alternatives to self managed frame relay and hardware-based Internet VPN solutions. Exario's network-based VPN approach utilizes IP technology to mask the complexity of traditional wide area networks while maintaining the same level of network security. Exario's edge-based IP intelligence reduces the need for expensive customer premise equipment, minimizes customer IT support costs, and positions VPN customers to leverage a host of next-generation IP services. The BroadWorks product has become the foundational platform for Exario's voice enabled VPN and IP CENTREX solutions.

By employing advanced IP technology and voice and data convergence, Exario positions customers to take advantage of outsourced IP services including secure IP routing, managed firewalls, data CoS/QoS, and hosted PBX. With the deployment of BroadWorks, Exario will add an extensive set of web-enabled enhanced telephony services to its proprietary web-based network management platform including conferencing, call forwarding, voice mail, follow-me-anywhere calling, and auto attendant. BroadWorks will be deployed in conjunction with Exario's existing Class 4 IP tandem nationwide network.

BroadSoft claims to be the first to announce a comprehensive enhanced service delivery system of packet-based business services. BroadWorks enables service providers to rapidly enter new markets and immediately generate new revenues with easy-to-use, differentiated local exchange services over packet-based networks as well as the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN). BroadWorks can interoperate with other network elements and business applications for a comprehensive set of integrated services without lengthy and expensive proprietary development.

About BroadSoft:

BroadSoft, Inc., is a provider of service delivery systems for next-generation telephony services. For more information, visit www.broadsoft.com.

About TalkingNets:

TalkingNets, a telephony ASP, provides wholesale telephony solutions that allow broadband service providers and system integrators to offer next generation voice services to small and medium-sized businesses. For more information, visit www.talkingnets.com.

About Exario Networks:

Exario Networks is a provider of advanced IP services specializing in the design, implementation and management of next generation wide area networking and remote access options. For more information, visit www.exario.net.

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