Cisco completes BroadSoft deal

 Cisco has now completed its acquisition of BroadSoft. BroadSoft accelerates Cisco's cloud strategy and collaboration portfolio by adding a cloud calling and contact center solutions to Cisco's portfolio.

The plan is to join BroadSoft's open interface and standards-based solutions primarily delivered via Service Provider partners, with Cisco's existing portfolio; the combined company will offer solutions for businesses of all sizes which will be delivered through VAR and Service Provider partners. 

Former BroadSoft CEO Michael Tessler and his organization are joining Cisco's Unified Communications Technology Group led by Vice President and General Manager Tom Puorro, under the Applications Group led by Rowan Trollope.