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Gov't Agencies Gain Access to Broadsoft UCaaS

July 18, 2017

Unified Communications was once a novel concept, but is now the norm. Throw in the cloud-based revolution taking place, and there is a perfect storm of innovation and collaboration in the communications space offering high performing, pocket friendly and feature rich unified communications solutions capable of supporting business and municipal operations long into the future.

Today, CenturyLink announced that it is adding the Broadsoft Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) powered by the Broadsoft Government Cloud to CenturyLink’s General Services Admistration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract.

"CenturyLink looks forward to providing government agencies with modern, cost-effective unified communications solutions that can help with agencies' digital transformation needs via GSA's IT Schedule 70," said Erich Sanchack, CenturyLink senior vice president and general manager, federal solutions.

The Broadsoft UCaaS offering was developed with government requirements in mind. And, it offers government agencies the mobile, secure, scalable and on demand infrastructure in place to support multi-site workplaces.

In addition to meeting the strict demands of government agencies, the UCaaS solution is fully integrated with CenturyLink’s carrier-class network, which promises secure communications. And, this instantly boosts the depth of the CenturyLink hosted VoIP portfolio. Because the service is cloud-based, agencies can take advantage of a pay-per-use model with features including HD multi-point video, collaboration, secure voice, mobile integration and more. 

"We are thrilled that CenturyLink selected the BroadSoft Government Cloud unified communication suite and that government agencies can now access these services through a major government-wide contract vehicle," said Jim Tholen, chief financial officer at BroadSoft. "The BroadSoft cloud services infrastructure is specifically designed to address the security requirements of the U.S. government, enabling CenturyLink to deliver compelling unified communications services to its government customers."

Even if the bureaucracy that is our government can’t be efficient, its communications solutions in place will be. The cloud is ushering in a new era of communications and collaboration; while it can’t do anything about Trump remaining in office, or the Republicans bickering over the healthcare bill, it certainly can ensure that any bickering during conference calls is done so in crystal clear HD.

Are your communications in the cloud? 

Edited by Alicia Young