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NextPlane Joins Forces With Broadsoft to Enhance Unified Communications Collaboration Capabilities to Broadsoft's Customers

BroadSoft Service Providers Can Extend Their Solutions to Incorporate B2B Collaboration

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/14 -- NextPlane, the leading provider of B2B UC Collaboration and Federation Services, today announced that NextPlane has extended its UC federation solution, UC Exchange, to include federation with small and medium businesses and enterprises hosted by BroadSoft's UC-One™ Unified Communications platform. UC-One users will be able to connect, communicate, and collaborate with over 250 federation-ready (and growing) organizations and over 600 UC domains around the world.

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UC Exchange enables end-users to engage their business associates across different partner organizations in real-time communication, using instant messaging and presence (IM&P) and multi-party chat. Because different organizations sometimes choose different UC technology, NextPlane provides the "glue" to connect UC-One with IBM Sametime, Microsoft Lync, and other platforms.

"We are excited to be a part of NextPlane's UC Exchange. The true benefits of unified communications are achieved when employees can use modern communication services to connect, communicate and collaborate with individuals or groups outside of their business, such as customers, partners and suppliers," said BroadSoft's Vice President of Business Development, Steve Kaish. "NextPlane's UC Exchange provides the bridge that extends the capability of BroadSoft to other collaboration communities."

NextPlane's UC Exchange Service is the fastest-growing, cloud-based community of federation-ready organizations. With the availability of extended federation services through UC Exchange, BroadSoft is able to easily extend the value of its UC offerings by enabling its customers to participate in secure, federated and collaborative business communities -- something otherwise technically challenging. UC Exchange allows businesses to readily share presence and exchange instant messages with their business partners, supply chain vendors, third-party suppliers and customers as if they are all on the same platform.

"We are very excited to join forces with BroadSoft to offer their Operators the ability to develop collaborative B2B communities through UC Exchange," commented Farzin Shahidi, CEO of NextPlane. "Enhancing UC Exchange to federate with BroadSoft's UC-One greatly expands the reach of the B2B business ecosystem meeting the needs of today's hyper-connected global economy."

The NextPlane UC Exchange makes collaboration seamless -- regardless of device or location. By becoming part of UC Exchange community, BroadSoft Service Providers and their customers can find, connect, and collaborate with business partners across a broad range of unified communication (UC) platforms including Microsoft Office 365, Lync 2013 and 2010, OCS 2007 R1 and R2, LCS 2005, IBM Sametime, Cisco WebEx Messenger, Unified Presence Server (CUPS) and Jabber XCP, Unify OpenScape, OpenFire and virtually any other UC platform.

About BroadSoft
BroadSoft provides software that enables mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to deliver voice and multimedia services over their IP-based networks. The Company's software, BroadWorks®, enables service providers to provide enterprises and consumers with a range of cloud-based, or hosted, IP multimedia communications, such as hosted IP private branch exchanges, video calling, unified communications, collaboration and converged mobile and fixed-line services.

About NextPlane
Based in Sunnyvale, CA, NextPlane (www.nextplane.net) is the global leader in providing scalable B2B Collaboration and Federation, Services for Unified Communications (UC). NextPlane UC Exchange is the world's fastest-growing community of organizations that are transforming their real-time B2B collaboration through UC federation. Using UC Exchange, leading companies and organizations worldwide in financial services, energy, automotive, pharmaceutical, hi-tech, mining, legal, media, manufacturing, construction and education are building real-time collaborative business communities.

UC Exchange has more than 250 member organizations with 500,000 federated users across 600+ unique corporate domains, generating more than 1 billion federated messages per month. The UC Exchange community is powered by a scalable any-to-any UC collaboration service that includes UC federation, plus Skype, Yahoo, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and Social Media federation. Whether it is presence, instant messaging, multi-user chat, or voice and video calls, employees in member organizations can collaborate instantly with their colleagues in partner organizations or public IM networks regardless of their underlying UC platform.

The NextPlane UC Exchange Collaboration Service is also being used by the global financial institutions under the name Markit Collaboration Services (MCS). Members include Markit, Thomson Reuters, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, GFI Group, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.

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