announces that it is providing the IP voice technology for Samsung Networks residential 070 VoIP service, WyzHome, which was launched in October 2008. Samsung Networks provides a full portfolio of communications services, including network, telephone and digital multimedia services, which leverage the company's global infrastructure. Today's announcement extends BroadSoft's relationship with Samsung Networks, which dates back to 2006. Samsung Networks also uses BroadSoft's BroadWorks VoIP application platform to deliver Hosted PBX and SIP trunking to large enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses in South Korea. Samsung Networks has successfully deployed 300,000 seats on the BroadWorks platform.
IMS-compliant BroadWorks provides a comprehensive range of advanced communications and multimedia applications, including Hosted Unified Communications, Hosted Video Communications, Mobile PBX, Business Trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform.
BroadSoft's Korean branch office was established in 2004, and is responsible for more than 75 percent of business VoIP deployments in Korea. Four of the top five business VoIP service providers and two of the top five residential VoIP service providers have deployed BroadWorks in their networks.
VoIP adoption in South Korea is growing rapidly with the number of VoIP subscribers now amounting to about 12 percent of the total number of fixed-line phone users, according to data gathered by VoIP providers. Yonhap News recently reported South Korea had more than three million VoIP subscribers at the end of February. Adoption is expected to grow rapidly when new telecommunications regulations are passed that make it easier for consumers to keep their existing phone number when switching to VoIP.