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BroadSoft Acquires Sylantro To Beef Up VoIP Software

BroadSoft said it will continue to support Sylantro's Synergy platform and continue to utilize Sylantro's authorized partners.

BroadSoft announced Monday that it has acquired Sylantro Systems in a move merging two leading voice-over-IP software applications providers that primarily serve the telecommunications industry.

Both companies have their own lines of VoIP products and BroadSoft said it will continue to support Sylantro's Synergy platform and continue to utilize Sylantro's authorized partners as well as BroadSoft's partners and resellers.

Financial terms of the acquisition weren't disclosed.

"Sylantro has been a strong competitor of BroadSoft for 10 years," remarked BroadSoft president and CEO Michael Tessler in a statement. "Sylantro's solutions, talent, and customers complement BroadSoft's business."

BroadSoft noted that the acquisition extends development and coverage operations centers to include facilities in Montreal, Dallas, Bangalore, Sydney, Belfast, and Gaithersburg, Md. BroadSoft is headquartered in Gaithersburg, while Sylantro's headquarters has been in Campbell, Calif.

Both companies have long sold their products to major telecom companies. BroadSoft has long counted as customers Korea Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon, while Sylantro's customers have included AT&T, China Netcom, Nuvox, Qwest, StarHub, and Swisscom.

BroadSoft's flagship BroadWorks software enables wireless, wireline, and cable carriers to deliver voice and multimedia applications while Sylantro's Multiplay Application Feature Server delivers hosted IP communications across wireless, wireline and cable networks. Sylantro's president and CEO Marco Limena said: "By joining forces, the two companies are in a position to create a market leading global entity with a shared vision and infrastructure."

VoIP isn't just for large telecom companies. Small and midsize businesses can see the benefits of voice-over-IP services without the costs of buying and maintaining their own switches. InformationWeek has published an independent analysis of this topic. Download the report here (registration required).

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