PBX vendor Aastra has teamed up with hosted telephony provider Broadsoft in a strategic alliance to deliver integrated VoIP solutions for large enterprises. Aastra will use BroadSoft’s carrier-grade BroadWorks VoIP platform as the foundation for new next-generation IP-PBX solutions it will deliver directly to large enterprises.
“Aastra has a rich history of product innovation, including the first commercially-available VoIP platform, integrated call center and PBX functionality, and the first IP distributed PBX,” said Dana A. Call, Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Aastra USA. “By using BroadSoft’s platform as the foundation for deploying new Aastra enterprise solutions, our customers can take advantage of the latest VoIP features to simplify their communications and increase productivity – all with the superior support enterprises have come to expect from Aastra.”
“This is the first time a leading PBX provider and a leading VoIP platform provider are partnering to offer high-value IP communications solutions to large enterprises,” said Michael Tessler, President and CEO of BroadSoft. “BroadWorks is the de-facto VoIP standard for service providers and Aastra has an impressive history of selling to the world’s largest and most demanding enterprises. Our strategic partnership with Aastra presents an excellent opportunity to reach new markets, giving enterprise customers access to the same technology used in the most advanced carriers.”
This alliance demonstrates both companies’ continued commitment to deliver leading-edge communications technology. Building on the comprehensive range of VoIP applications available on the BroadWorks platform and Aastra’s experience in implementing complex solutions for large organizations, the companies are positioned to solve the most challenging communications issues facing the enterprise today.
“Enterprise IT executives are challenged with providing an extremely reliable communications infrastructure that integrates voice, data, and collaborative applications. Obtaining 99.999% uptime can require an overload of redundant equipment,” says Robin Gareiss, executive vice president of Nemertes Research. “The ability to use a system that provides carrier-grade reliability and technology at enterprise price points, and the option to use open standards-based handsets, will be very appealing to large companies.”