FRISCO, TX and VANCOUVER, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - GENBAND, a leading
developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, and
CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV) (OTCBB: CPAH), an award-winning
provider of innovative desktop and mobile VoIP software products and
solutions, today announced that they have entered into a strategic,
long-term agreement to provide mobile client solutions for GENBAND's
A2™ Communications Application Server. The scope of the relationship
includes joint development and marketing of enhanced unified
communications capabilities that extend voice, messaging, presence and
video services to mobile and tablet devices.
"By tightly integrating our A2 Communications Application Server with
CounterPath's leading Bria softphone client, we are further unleashing
the A2's promise of delivering rich, unified communications anytime, on
any device and from any place," said Charlie Vogt, President and CEO
GENBAND. "This new alliance allows our customers to achieve significant
cost savings, add new revenue generating services and increase revenue
per subscriber by extending all of the benefits that customers enjoy on
their desktops to any device - creating a premium user experience."
With the massive growth of smartphones and tablets nearing a 6 billion
mobile subscriber base, consumers have moved past the "always on"
requirement and are demanding services across all types of devices.
Together, CounterPath and GENBAND are addressing this services device
shift to enable a universal and unique user experience for A2
customers, ranging from common address books accessible from any
device, to IM and presence federation, to the ability to choose the
most effective use of 3G or VoIP routing. GENBAND customers will have
the ability to easily introduce bundled services in any business or
consumer plan and further customize mobile clients with their logos.
"With millions of end points deployed, we are extremely pleased to
expand the Bria softphone experience to millions more across GENBAND's
A2 platform," said Donovan Jones, President and CEO, CounterPath.
"GENBAND understands the evolving needs and requirements of subscribers
and we look forward to bringing the innovation behind Bria into the A2
roadmap to drive the next generation of unified multimedia
GENBAND's A2 platform is a full-featured telephony and multimedia
applications server, currently servicing approximately 200 mobile, VoIP
and IMS networks worldwide. The A2 provides consumer and business
services, SIP trunking and unified communications for Mobile, Fixed,
Broadband and Cable Operators.
CounterPath's Bria is a carrier-grade, next generation softphone
application that enables users to manage communications easily and
efficiently - all from an easy-to-use interface. Replacing or
complementing a hard phone, Bria allows users to make VoIP and Video
calls over IP, see when your contacts are available, send Instant
Messages and transfer files with ease and efficiency.
CounterPath Corporation is an award-winning provider of innovative
desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions. The Company's
product suite includes SIP-based softphones, server applications and
Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions that enable service providers,
enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to
cost-effectively integrate voice, video, presence and Instant Messaging
(IM) applications into their VoIP offerings and extend functionality
across both fixed and mobile networks.
CounterPath's customers include some of the world's largest
telecommunications service providers and network equipment providers
including AT&T, Verizon, BT (British Telecommunications PLC), mobilkom
Austria, Avaya, Cisco Systems and Mitel.
For more information please visit www.counterpath.com.
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GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure and service solutions,
enabling enterprise, service and content providers around the world to
evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The Company
offers market-leading Switching, Applications, Networking and Service
solutions, with products deployed in over 600 customer networks
spanning more than 80 countries. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco,
Texas, and has operations in 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on
the web at www.genband.com.
GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.
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