US-based telecommunications software firm’s expansion to Belfast to create jobs

15 Oct 2009

Some 10 high-level telecommunications positions are to be created as a result of the expansion into Belfast of Broadsoft, a US-based provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications.

Invest Northern Ireland is supporting the expansion.  Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI, announced the investment at the company’s new premises in the Northern Ireland Science Park.

“BroadSoft is now the No 1 company in the commercial VoIP market,” Hamilton said in a release.  “The decision by such a globally successful company to invest further in its Belfast operation reflects its confidence in the quality of staff it can recruit here and in the excellence of our telecommunications infrastructure.

“BroadSoft has shown itself to be a dynamic and forward-thinking company with a track record of innovation and solid growth. It has already exceeded the employment targets set for the Belfast centre in 2006.”  

The investment should see BroadSoft, a primary technology supplier for the world’s largest telecommunications service providers, increase its staff to 23 employees over the next three to five years. The expansion aims to strengthen BroadSoft’s ability to provide real-time technical support and training to its European customers.

BroadSoft develops software that enables service providers to deliver hosted telephony and multimedia services to large enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and residential subscribers.