BroadWorks VoIP Application Platform Routes Industry’s First Satellite Call Ever Made Between Two Integrated Satellite-Terrestrial Smartphones
GAITHERSBURG, MD–(Marketwire – August 18, 2009) – BroadSoft, Inc., the leading worldwide provider of VoIP applications, today announced its involvement in the industry’s first smartphone to smartphone VoIP call by mobile communications provider TerreStar Networks Inc. (TerreStar), a majority-owned subsidiary of TerreStar Corporation (NASDAQ: TSTR).
On July 20, TerreStar announced the completion of an end-to-end VoIP call over TerreStar-1, the world’s largest, most advanced commercial communications satellite. BroadSoft’s VoIP application platform, BroadWorks®, was used to route the call over TerreStar’s all-IP core network.
TerreStar Networks has selected BroadWorks to power its new mobile broadband network service, which is expected to launch later this year. TerreStar’s satellite terrestrial mobile network will provide voice, data and video services to help solve critical communication and business continuity challenges faced by government and emergency responders. The service also will be marketed to rural communities and enterprises that need “anywhere” coverage throughout the United States and Canada.
“When building our network, we searched for the most reliable strategic partners to future-proof our platform. We recognized BroadWorks as the superior solution for our new service, meeting our requirements for carrier-grade reliability, scalability, performance, and next-generation capabilities that can deliver future services as required,” said Dennis Matheson, chief technology officer for TerreStar Networks. “We believe selecting BroadWorks helps strengthen our IP infrastructure and supports our long-term strategy to offer next-generation mobile communications across North America.”
“We are pleased to be part of the foundation for TerreStar’s new integrated satellite terrestrial service launching later this year,” said Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer at BroadSoft®. “BroadSoft’s expertise and market leadership in delivering IP communications solutions across a variety of networks will enable TerreStar to add more flexibility to their network and quickly adapt to changing service requirements. The recent demonstration underscores the versatility, flexibility and power of BroadWorks and its ability to work in a satellite-terrestrial environment.”