BroadSoft Inc. announced Tuesday at its Broadsoft Connections 2012 user conference the launch of Xtended Connect, a global peering program that enables BroadSoft's service provider customers to deliver high-definition voice and video calling beyond their existing network footprint.
The program is enabled by IntelePeer Inc. through its Fluent federation-as-a-service offering, which allows service providers to connect across networks through IntelePeer's CloudWorx platform. IntelePeer provides BroadSoft's BroadWorks customers the ability to route all HD voice and video calls between any two BroadWorks-powered users at no charge. (Note: Voice and video calls between two BroadWorks users are delivered in HD whenever the end user's device supports it; otherwise, it is delivered as a traditional standard definition phone call.) Service providers will not incur any capital costs on the front-end nor startup fees or maintenance charges.
"Today, service providers are primarily limited to supporting high-definition calls for customers within their own network, which means that the vision of a superior communication experience has yet to be realized," said Michael Tessler, president and CEO of BroadSoft, in a press statement. "When every BroadSoft service provider customer leverages Xtended Connect, BroadSoft-powered users in more than 70 countries will experience high-definition voice and video calling, creating a truly high-definition network."
BroadSoft's communications platform is used by more than 500 telecommunications service providers in more than 70 countries.
Xtended Connect is being demonstrated at BroadSoft Connections 2012, Oct. 21-24, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.