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Telesphere, the Leader in Cloud Communications, and BroadSoft Announce Launch of MobileConnect, the Ultimate Collaboration Solution for Mobile Devices

Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet's Hit Show 'Tanked' Create Unique Phone Aquarium to Launch MobileConnect Product

PHOENIX, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telesphere, the nation's leading provider of fully hosted VoIP and unified cloud communications services for businesses, today announced the launch of award-winning MobileConnect, their ultimate collaboration solution designed for mobile and desktop devices. 

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MobileConnect is a (BYOD) Bring-Your-Own-Device model that offers cloud-driven VoIP, video call/conferencing, IM and collaboration capabilities, which combine for one powerful office in your pocket.  Users maintain one identity for voice, video and instant messaging and presence. Among its advantages, MobileConnect allows users to:

  • Move from one device to another without call interruption
  • Synchronize call logs, buddy lists and service settings across all devices
  • Communicate on multiple services with a single online identity
  • Instantly view the presence of contacts
  • Share information and collaborate with ease using desktop sharing and virtual meeting room features

Participating at Channel Partners with Telesphere is BroadSoft, Inc.® the leading provider of software that enables mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer unified communications over Internet Protocol networks, such as Telesphere's private MPLS network, the largest in the nation.  MobileConnect utilizes BroadSoft's award-winning UC-One® platform. UC-One is a comprehensive, open unified communications platform that includes the key elements service providers can leverage to rapidly introduce their UC offers, including a superior user experience, mobility, openness and go-to-market support. UC-One enables service providers to tailor a wide-range of successful solutions for the specific market segments they serve in order to meet the varied communications needs of individual users. 

"Telesphere is one of our most innovative partners and we are excited to be a part of their MobileConnect introduction," said Leslie Ferry, vice president marketing, BroadSoft.  "Our mission with UC-One is to ensure individuals have access to the unified communications services they require to remain productive for an increasingly mobile workforce.  We are thrilled Telesphere is leveraging UC-One to meet the needs of their enterprise customers."

To officially launch MobileConnect, Telesphere and BroadSoft are unveiling a massive 8-foot-tall, 3,200 pound aquarium developed by the creative team of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing from Animal Planet's hit show, "Tanked." Telesphere's telephone-themed aquarium, modeled from the latest HD business phone, is unlike any other in the world, and was designed to display the evolution from analog phones to unified cloud communications.  Buried treasure of encased phone parts provides the backdrop for exotic fish that will inhabit the 300-gallon display, which showcases the shift from traditional premises-based business phone service to cloud communications and the integration of mobile devices to ensure on-demand business communication regardless of location. 

The "Big Reveal" of the "MobileConnect Aquarium" is occurring at 4 p.m. today while representatives of Telesphere take part in filming an episode of "Tanked" that will air on the Animal Planet Network in April.  The Big Reveal is being taped before a live audience during the MobileConnect launch celebration, 4 p.m.7 p.m., Telesphere Booth #3009, at Channel Partners Show, Venetian-Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.  The aquarium will be permanently installed in Telesphere's headquarters following the conclusion of the trade show.  "Tanked" returns to the air Friday, March 7, at 10 p.m.

Kristi Brown, vice president of Marketing at Telesphere, stated, "MobileConnect is our most advanced mobility tool, and there is no better team to illustrate its use in action than our long-time customers, Wayde King and Brett Raymer, of  Acrylic Tank Manufacturing. Using MobileConnect, the team at ATM has an unmatched collaboration tool for their mobile devices.  They can now host video meetings with clients online; share information in real time with manufacturers; collaborate in online meetings with parts suppliers from around the world at the touch of a button.  The communication goes well beyond voice, enabling seamless desktop sharing, text, sms, voice and presence features using an iPhone, iPad, Android tablet, smart phone or desktop." 

Forward-Looking Statements (BroadSoft)
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "can," "enables" and other similar terms and phrases and include, among others, statements regarding the capabilities and benefits to service providers and mobile operators from using MobileConnect. The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the financial and other benefits to BroadSoft resulting from the use and deployment of MobileConnect by Telesphere's customers, as well as those factors contained in the "Risk Factors" sections of the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 27, 2013, and in BroadSoft's other filings with the SEC. All information in this release is as of February 25, 2014. Except as required by law, BroadSoft undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its expectations.

About Telesphere
Telesphere, with headquarters based in greater Phoenix, Ariz., and regional offices in Seattle, California, Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and New York, is a leading provider of Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) offerings nationwide. It offers carrier-grade performance and support for wireline and mobile devices to businesses over its private IP MPLS network; one of the largest in the nation. Telesphere's cloud-based services allow businesses of any size to enjoy all the latest voice, video, data, mobility and collaboration features of large enterprise systems without the costly investment of on-site equipment.

About BroadSoft
BroadSoft is the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol network. The Company's core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling, messaging and collaboration communication services, including private branch exchanges, video calling, text messaging and converged mobile and fixed-line services. For additional information, visit http://www.BroadSoft.com.

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