GAITHERSBURG, MD - May 20, 2010 - BroadSoft®, the leading global provider of voice-over-IP (VoIP) applications to the telecommunications industry announced today that SITA has selected BroadSoft's BroadWorks® platform for its hosted communications services for its air transport industry customers.
SITA provides services to around 550 members that represent over 90 percent of the total worldwide airline business, and 3,200 customers in more than 200 countries and territories. It includes airlines and all major computer reservation systems, as well as airports, aerospace companies, air-freight organizations and governments. The BroadWorks platform will enable SITA members and customers to benefit from a variety of web-based, enhanced communications features, including the ability to access these features from any type of handset or phone they choose.
"SITA has migrated its Voice Exchange service to the BroadSoft BroadWorks platform", said Rene Fourel, SITA vice president, Communications and Infrastructure. "Voice Exchange offers air transport industry customers a secure, simple and flexible telephone service connecting both legacy and new IP-enabled voice infrastructures, as well as providing a business-grade, end-to-end IP telephony service, together with the scalability, reliability and value-added features that the BroadWorks platform is known for."
The BroadWorks platform enables a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including Hosted Unified Communications, Mobile Unified Communications, SIP Trunking and broadband services - all fully integrated into a single platform.
"By deploying BroadWorks as its core IP communications platform, SITA is taking advantage of the cost effective, high-quality VoIP services that more than 425 service providers around the world already rely upon," said Leslie Ferry, BroadSoft's vice president of marketing. "We are proud to have been selected by SITA for the important role of helping them provide the most technologically advanced communications services to the global air transport industry."
SITA is the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airline, airport, GDS, government and other customers over the world's most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry.
SITA's portfolio includes managed global communications, infrastructure and outsourcing services, as well as services for airline commercial management and passenger operations, flight operations, aircraft operations and air-to-ground communications, airport management and operations, baggage operations, transportation security and border management, cargo operations and more.
SITA is one of the world's most international companies. Its global reach is based on local presence, with services for around 550 air transport industry members and 3,200 customers in over 200 countries and territories. Set up in 1949 with 11 member airlines, SITA today employs people of more than 140 nationalities, speaking over 70 different languages. SITA had consolidated revenues of over US$1.49 billion in 2009.
For further information go to www.sita.aero.
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