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Argentina's National Tax Agency Selects BroadSoft for IP Communications NetworkLeveraging BroadWorks, AFIP Will Transition Thousands of End-Users to Enterprise-Wide, All-IP Network (July 12, 2012)
GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 07/12/12 -- BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) today announced that the Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP), Argentina's national tax agency, has selected the BroadWorks® voice application platform for the deployment of an agency-wide, all-IP communications network that will encompass 500 locations and 18,000 end-users. BroadSoft® worked with Trans Industrias Electronicas S.A. (Trans), a leader in the implementation of complex voice, data and image communication systems for corporate, government and service provider organizations, to provide this solution to AFIP.
As a national agency with hundreds of locations and thousands of users spread throughout Argentina, AFIP is developing its network based on the BroadWorks platform which enables the agency to control 500 connection points from a single location.
"To fully benefit from the productivity and cost savings of transitioning to an all-IP network, AFIP required a platform flexible enough to connect users in multiple locations and to integrate legacy premises-based equipment and IP-PBXs from other vendors," said Horacio Franco, IT director, AFIP. "By leveraging the BroadWorks voice application platform, we believe we will be able to successfully deploy the first centralized IP voice solution within the public sector that can scale to meet current and future agency needs."
The BroadWorks voice application platform will provide AFIP with several key benefits including:
- Interoperability - A key differentiator of BroadWorks is that the platform interoperates with a broad range of communications hardware and software, providing AFIP with tremendous flexibility to integrate market-leading technologies as needed.
- Quick Migration - BroadWorks enables the quick migration of existing AFIP users on legacy systems, and simplifies the addition of new users to the network.
- Superior Value - The hosted offering includes automatic software updates and requires little ongoing support and maintenance, while enabling AFIP to eliminate legacy PBX equipment costs spread across the agency.
- Scalability - BroadWorks has been validated to simultaneously support tens of millions of subscribers, which is important to AFIP as it anticipates delivering communications services to additional government agencies.
"We applaud AFIP for its innovative approach to leveraging hosted voice and communications services. This solution can deliver operational efficiencies as well as a wide range of innovative Unified Communications capabilities to end-users," adds Leslie Ferry, vice president marketing, BroadSoft.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "believe," "will," "enable" and other similar terms and phrases and include, among others, statements regarding the capabilities of the BroadWorks platform to delivery operational efficiencies and a wide range of innovative Unified Communications capabilities to end users or enable the successful deployment of the first centralized IP voice solution within the public sector that can scale to meet current and future agency needs. The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to the whether or not the BroadWorks platform is successfully deployed by AFIP, the benefits of the BroadWorks platform realized by ATIF and its end users and the benefits to BroadSoft resulting from the use of the BroadWorks platform by AFIP and its end user, as well as those factors contained in the "Risk Factors" section of BroadSoft's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 29, 2012, and in the Company's other filings with the SEC. All information in this press release is as of July 12, 2012. Except as required by law, BroadSoft undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its expectations.
BroadSoft is the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol network. The Company's core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling, messaging and collaboration communication services, including private brand exchanges, video calling, text messaging and converged mobile and fixed-line services.
BroadSoft and BroadWorks are registered trademarks of BroadSoft, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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