CounterPath’s Softphone Technology Enables Single-Number Reachability, Video Calling and Fixed-Mobile Convergence Across Computers and Mobile DevicesVancouver, BC, Canada — February 13, 2012 —
Whether by VoIP on their computers, text messaging, email or wireless voice, most Canadian consumers have multiple ways to stay in touch. Today, CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV) (OTCBB: CPAH) announces that it has entered into a commercial agreement with Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI-B) to let Canadians use their wireless numbers to enable single-number reachability by talk and text whether they are using their mobile devices or computers. This innovative service offering from Rogers is unprecedented and the first of its kind in Canada, enabling Rogers to further stand out in the competitive Canadian telecom landscape.
With Rogers One Number™, eligible Rogers wireless customers now have the following features:
One inbox and contact list: You can create and manage contact lists that are automatically synched between your computer and mobile phone. With Rogers One Number, you now have email1 and text messages in one unified inbox on your computer.
Talk and send texts to Canadian numbers from your computer, without deducting from your wireless plan: Seamlessly switch calls between your computer and wireless device. For example, customers can begin their conversation on their mobile phones and then easily transfer the call to their computer when they arrive home.
Use your computer to call any Canadian number, from anywhere for free2 with your existing Rogers wireless plan: You can call any Canadian number and send outgoing text messages to Canadian wireless numbers from your computer, at no additional charge. You can also video chat with other Rogers One Number users.
CounterPath enables this flexibility and ease of use by using industry standards to ensure interoperability, reliability, security and quality across a variety of wired and wireless networks and operating systems. CounterPath’s portfolio of carrier- and enterprise-grade solutions enables customers to develop innovative, revenue-generating services.
“Service providers worldwide know that their customers want a convenient, cost-effective way to stay in touch across multiple devices and networks, leveraging a single phone number,” said Donovan Jones, President and CEO, CounterPath. “As Canada’s largest wireless provider, Rogers continues to demonstrate innovation by delivering the kind of single-number voice, video and messaging reachability that consumers want.”
Colin Gibbs, Senior Curator and Analyst at GigaOM, said: "Consumers are increasingly communicating across a number of platforms and screens in today's mobile, device-driven world. We see consumers increasingly gravitating toward a single number as a key enabler of unified communication and digital identity in the future."
CounterPath’s SIP-based VoIP softphones are changing the face of telecommunications. An industry and user favorite, Bria softphones for desktop and mobile devices, together with the company’s server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions, enable service providers, OEMs and enterprises large and small around the globe to offer a seamless and unified communications experience across both fixed and mobile networks. Standards-based, cost-effective and reliable, CounterPath’s award-winning solutions power the voice and video calling, messaging, and presence offerings of customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Verizon, BT, Mobilkom Austria, Rogers, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel and NEC. For more information, visit www.counterpath.com.
Disclaimer: Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Sue Huss for CounterPath