Saskatchewan’s SaskTel has chosen BroadSoft’s (News - Alert) BroadWorks Telephony Application Server (TAS) for fixed and mobile all-IP services. It will be used for both consumers and business customers.
In addition, BroadWorks will be used by SaskTel for Voice over LTE (News - Alert) (VoLTE) and Unified Communications (UC) business services. These services will be used primarily for SaskTel's mobile subscribers for roaming in Canadian provinces.
"The capability to deploy a single IMS [IP Multimedia Subsystem (News - Alert)] architecture for delivering VoLTE and other services for both our wireless and wireline customers was a key determining factor in our selection of BroadSoft's technology," Daryl Godfrey, chief technology officer, SaskTel, explained in a statement as to why the company selected BroadSoft. "This flexibility will enable us to create and deliver new applications and services that can be highly targeted to meet the demand of both our enterprise and consumer customers."
BroadSoft has over 70 deployments of IMS networks globally. It also has just one architecture for enterprise and consumer VoLTE. In addition, BroadSoft’s platform provides converged mobile and fixed-line services, messaging, private branch exchanges, text messaging and video calling.
"BroadSoft is pleased to have been selected by SaskTel, whose innovative vision for network evolution will solidify its ability to leverage and monetize its investments in VoLTE and other next-gen technologies," Michael Tessler, president and CEO at BroadSoft, said in the statement. "SaskTel's business and consumer customers across Saskatchewan, and those customers that roam with their mobile devices across all Canadian provinces, will soon enjoy an even greater selection of the converged services and applications they are clamoring for, including video calling and conferencing, instant messaging, presence and web collaboration."
Last year, South Korea’s SK Telecom launched the world’s first VoLTE service. It was followed by VoLTE from LG U+, also of South Korea and MetroPCS Communications of the United States.
Edited by Blaise McNamee