BroadSoft (News - Alert), Inc., the well-known global VoIP applications provider, has announced that it is furnishing IP voice technology for Samsung Networks Inc.’s residential 070 VoIP service, WyzHome, which was launched in October 2008.
Samsung (News - Alert) Networks, which happens to be the telecom business division of Samsung, offers an extensive portfolio of communications services, including network, telephone and digital multimedia services. Samsung has a relationship with BroadSoft that dates back to 2006. Samsung Networks uses BroadSoft’s BroadWorks VoIP application platform to deliver hosted PBX (News - Alert) and SIP trunking to enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses in South Korea. Over 300,000 seats have been deployed by Samsung on the BroadWorks platform.
BroadWorks is used by service providers worldwide. For example, Optimus Telecomunicações, S.A., a GSM/UMTS (News - Alert) mobile operator in Portugal, uses BroadSoft’s BroadWorks VoIP application platform residential VoIP offerings combining mobile services with web-based social networking features. (Optimus also uses BroadWorks to offer voice services to enterprises via business trunking.)
Indeed, attesting to its international popularity, BroadWorks is compliant with the IP Multimedia Subsystem (News - Alert), the upcoming common service architecture designed to support applications running on both the world’s wireline and wireless networks. With its IMS compliance, BroadWorks makes available an ample range of sophisticated communications and multimedia applications, including Hosted Unified Communications, Hosted Video Communications, Mobile PBX, Business Trunking and residential broadband services that are fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform.
More than 75 percent of BroadSoft’s business VoIP deployments in Korea can be traced to BroadSoft’s Korean branch office, founded in 2004. Four of the top five business VoIP service providers and two of the top five residential VoIP service providers have deployed BroadWorks in their networks.
Broadband became popular in South Korea long before it did in many other countries, and now VoIP adoption in South Korea is speedily accelerating. (VoIP subscribers now amount to about 12 percent of the total number of fixed-line phone users, according to data gathered by VoIP providers.) Korea’s Yonhap News has recently reported that as of the end of February 2009, there exist more than three million VoIP subscribers in South Korea. Moreover, when new telecom regulations are passed to make it easier for consumers to keep their existing phone number when switching to VoIP, VoIP adoption will continue its rapid pace.
Don’t forget to check out TMCnet’s White Paper Library, which provides a selection of in-depth information on relevant topics affecting the IP Communications industry. The library offers white papers, case studies and other documents which are free to registered users.
Richard Grigonis is Executive Editor of TMC’s IP Communications Group. To read more of Richard’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michael Dinan