BroadSoft CTO to Discuss Open Networks at Telephony Live

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, announces that Scott Hoffpauir, BroadSoft chief technology officer (CTO), will serve as a panelist at Telephony Live: The 2008 Telecom Summit.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, announces that Scott Hoffpauir, BroadSoft chief technology officer (CTO), will serve as a panelist at Telephony Live: The 2008 Telecom Summit.

The afternoon general session, titled, "How open should I be?" will explore the rapid advancements in technology that are changing the face of communications, thereby forcing open communications between technology providers and carriers. With VoIP and open networks, regulators, consumers and Internet-based companies are demanding integrated and accessible communications. The panel will address how open carriers need to be and how it affects the business as a whole.

"Developers, carriers and technologists need to collaborate through open networks so innovation can take place, which benefits our industry and the consumer," Hoffpauir said. "Voice has been an underutilized application in the Web 2.0 evolution but recent advancements are changing the industry, and BroadSoft through our Xtended efforts, is one of the leading players on the international telephony stage."

BroadSoft announced BroadSoft Xtended, an initiative created to highlight the integration of voice and Web 2.0 technologies in March. The initiative drives new innovative applications into the hands of BroadWorks(R) VoIP application platform service providers and end-users by making them available online through the establishment of the BroadSoft Xtended Marketplace, the first of its kind for the telecommunications industry.

The BroadSoft Xtended initiative attracted the interest of leading technology companies including Salesforce.com and Simulscribe, as well as developers and partners who have created integrated solutions for popular business and consumer applications, including WebEx, Facebook, and ACT! by Sage. These new mashups with BroadWorks calling features are available on the Xtended Marketplace, a community where service providers and end-users alike can access applications, participate in discussion forums and share integration ideas with developers.

Telephony Live takes place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Chicago Embassy Suites in Chicago. Moderated by Telephony Magazine Reporter Rich Karpinski, the panel will discuss key emerging trends that are the talk of the telecom industry.

Targeted to service providers navigating the highly competitive telecom marketplace, the two-day event will focus on practical approaches to adopting new technology, including Web services and IT expertise.

As CTO, Hoffpauir is responsible for guiding the technical vision and direction for BroadSoft as well as promoting continuous product innovation. He is a BroadSoft co-founder and has served as CTO since 1998.

Before joining BroadSoft, Hoffpauir was director of GSM development at Celcore (DSC/Alcatel USA). In this role, he was responsible for all product development on the GSM switching product, including system architecture, product requirements, software development, hardware development, system test/integration and product/customer support. Prior to Celcore, Hoffpauir was senior architect for Nortel's GSM and Inter-Exchange Carrier switching systems. Hoffpauir holds multiple patents in the GSM, SIP, call processing and switching areas.

He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft(R) provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its award-winning flagship BroadWorks technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to eight of the top 10 and 14 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including Korea Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.BroadSoft.com.

BroadSoft and BroadWorks are registered trademarks of BroadSoft, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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