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BroadSoft Joins GSMA Rich Communication Suite Group


GAITHERSBURG, MD .- BroadSoft, Inc., the leading worldwide provider of VoIP applications, today announced that it has joined the GSM Association’s Rich Communication Suite (RCS) program, which is an initiative of more than 60 leading mobile operators and handset and infrastructure vendors focused on facilitating the adoption of RCS applications and services.

Built on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) platform, RCS enables interoperable enriched communication between devices and networks. The RCS program has defined a core feature set of RCS, which includes the following services:

* Enhanced Phonebook, with service capabilities and presence-enhanced contact information
* Enhanced Messaging, which enables a large variety of messaging options including chat and instant messaging
* Enriched Call, which enables multimedia content sharing during a voice call

“Mobile subscribers have experienced the power of converged services such as multimedia messaging, video sharing and presence, and they expect these capabilities to be available anytime and anywhere regardless of the device or network,” said Scott Hoffpauir, co-founder and CTO of BroadSoft®. “With extensive experience in delivering multimedia services via IMS networks, BroadSoft is committed to ensuring an interoperable, rich communication experience for users and will leverage its solutions and Web 2.0 expertise to further this important initiative. Our experience and leadership in IMS coupled with our extensive partner ecosystem put us in a leading position to contribute to RCS.”

BroadSoft’s BroadWorks® VoIP application platform has been deployed in 42 IMS networks worldwide. Compliant with both MMTel and the latest IMS (3GPP IMS v8) standards, BroadWorks provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including Hosted PBX, Hosted Unified Communications, Mobile PBX, Business Trunking, and Residential Broadband all via a single platform. By unifying fixed and mobile infrastructures through IMS, BroadWorks allows operators to deliver advanced IP-based telephony and multimedia applications over any type of access network.

In an IMS architecture, third-party Web applications can be quickly integrated with BroadWorks’ rich feature set via the Xtended program. The Xtended program allows the Web community to gain access to the RCS feature set to create a limitless range of applications.


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