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January 30, 2014

BroadSoft Helping Sprint Transition to Next-Gen IMS, VoLTE

Sprint has selected BroadSoft’s BroadWorks platform to enhance its VoIP services for both consumer and business customers. In particular, the carrier is leveraging the platform to power its 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network transformation as well as its migration to VoLTE. As such, Sprint is doing its part to ensure 2014 is the year of VoLTE.

The IR.92 and IR.94-compliant BroadWorks platform is designed to easily integrate with 2G, 3G and 4G IMS-based networks. Meanwhile, its Service Centralization and Continuity application server allows mobile network operators to deliver next generation unified communications services over existing legacy GSM and CDMA networks. Supplemented with BroadWorks’ Voice Call Continuity and those unified communications services can be transitioned from legacy networks to support migration to VoLTE.

In December, BroadSoft made a move to extend its own services, albeit in Germany, by acquiring local cloud-delivered UC services provider finocom. This move was specifically meant to help BroadSoft gain a foothold in the country for its BroadCloud services.

As for its partnership with Sprint, BroadSoft will leverage its extensive industry experience — which includes over 70 IMS network deployments worldwide — to help the carrier achieve its network aims.

Furthermore, BroadSoft boasts a single architecture that serves both the consumer and business market segments, allowing for a lower total cost of ownership through software-based media resource functions. It also offers platform flexibility and support for industry standards, allowing for seamless integration of third-party technologies and applications, while delivering high definition quality of service mean opinion scores required by mobile consumer subscribers.

"We were seeking a single voice and video application server platform to support our IMS network transformation in order to provide the communication services both our consumer and enterprise customers are demanding today," said Iyad Tarazi, vice president of Network Development for Sprint, in a statement.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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