Aastra Telecom UK has confirmed that the partnership formed with Broadsoft in North America will not be extended to Europe.
Last month, Canadian PBX company Aastra, announced that it has entered into an agreement with hosted IP Telephony platform vendor BroadSoft to provide pre-integrated access solutions for hosted VoIP applications. Aastra will join BroadSoft and a consortium of other CPE and access equipment vendors to build solutions that integrate equipment with hosted applications to simplify the integration challenges service providers face when deploying new services.
As part of the program, BroadSoft’s Premier Access Solutions partners engage in joint product development, marketing, sales and support of the BroadWorks VoIP application platform, and collaborate with each other to validate components with each new product release. Aastra’s complete line of standards-based SIP phones will now become an integral part of best-of-breed pre-integrated access solutions for telecommunications carriers and service providers that offer hosted VoIP services.
“Customers are looking for high quality, well integrated hardware and software solutions that add the most value to their business communications process,” said Yves Laliberte, executive vice president of sales at Aastra Telecom. “By partnering with leading providers of VoIP application software platforms, like BroadSoft, we can offer service providers and their valued customers additional flexibility and choice in the terminals they deploy with their hosted VoIP application solutions.”
“Every access component is vital in the timely delivery of new hosted voice services. That’s why we are proud to add Aastra and its SIP phones to our best-of-breed access solutions,” said Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer for BroadSoft. “Including Aastra phones as part of the pre-integrated solutions of the Premier Access Solutions program, service providers will be able to give end-users access to the BroadWorks VoIP platform features more quickly.”