Argentine tax agency selects BroadWorks voice app platform for deploying IP network

Telecom Lead America: Administracion Federal de Ingresos
Publicos (AFIP), Argentina’s national tax agency, has selected the BroadWorks
voice application platform for deploying all-IP communications network.

The network will cover 500 locations and 18,000

BroadSoft, in association with Trans Industrias
Electronicas (Trans), an integrator of voice, data and image communication
systems, will provide this solution to AFIP.

As a national agency with hundreds of locations and
thousands of users spread throughout Argentina, AFIP is developing its network
based on the BroadWorks platform which enables the agency to control 500
connection points from a single location.

“To fully benefit from the productivity and cost
savings of transitioning to an all-IP network, AFIP required a platform
flexible enough to connect users in multiple locations and to integrate legacy
premises-based equipment and IP-PBXs from other vendors,” said Horacio
Franco, IT director, AFIP.

“By leveraging the BroadWorks voice application
platform, we believe we will be able to successfully deploy the first
centralized IP voice solution within the public sector that can scale to meet
current and future agency needs,” Franco added.

“We applaud AFIP for its innovative approach to
leveraging hosted voice and communications services. This solution can deliver
operational efficiencies as well as a wide range of innovative Unified
Communications capabilities to end-users,” said Leslie Ferry, vice president
marketing, BroadSoft.

A key differentiator of BroadWorks is that the platform
interoperates with a broad range of communications hardware and software,
providing AFIP with tremendous flexibility to integrate market-leading
technologies as needed.

BroadWorks enables the quick migration of existing AFIP
users on legacy systems, and simplifies the addition of new users to the

The hosted offering includes automatic software updates
and requires little ongoing support and maintenance, while enabling AFIP to
eliminate legacy PBX equipment costs spread across the agency.

BroadWorks has been validated to simultaneously support
tens of millions of subscribers, which is important to AFIP as it anticipates
delivering communications services to additional government agencies.

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