CounterPath Accelerates UK Market Penetration by Signing Agreement with Distributor ProVu Communications
Vancouver, BC, Canada — October 27, 2014
CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a leading developer of award-winning over-the-top (OTT) Unified Communications solutions for operators and enterprises, today announced a distribution agreement with ProVu Communications, a leading Value Added Distributor (VAD) in the UK. With a previous solutions portfolio focused on VoIP hardware, ProVu has selected CounterPath’s industry-leading Bria softphone clients and Stretto Platform to enable resellers and hosted service providers across the UK to meet the increasing demand for Enterprise OTT unified communications.
Worldwide revenue of enterprise UC applications saw an increase of 31% in 2013(1), presenting a significant opportunity for vendors in the industry. However, with this opportunity comes the challenge of equipping enterprises with solutions that overcome the licensing, deployment and client management hurdles that arise with the deployment of unified communications, while meeting security standards and bringing consumer functionality into the enterprise.
CounterPath’s Bria UC clients and Stretto Platform™ enable the rapid build and deployment of flexible enterprise UC solutions which not only empower enterprises to easily manage and configure their UC clients, but offer an unmatched user experience for both IT professionals and end users. By fully mobilizing voice, video, presence and messaging services, CounterPath Enterprise OTT solutions effectively put the enterprise PBX in users’ pockets.
“Mobility in the workplace is now a given and we’re finally witnessing true consumerisation of enterprise-class, personal communications and messaging,” said Terry Meredith, VP Sales for CounterPath in EMEA. “As the appetite for Enterprise OTT solutions with great user experience continues to grow, the opportunity for the channel to act as trusted advisors to the enterprise to support this transition is huge. ProVu is perfectly placed to take this solution to the UK market, equipping its partners – already successful and experienced in the business VoIP space – with a comprehensive software proposition to provide a highly differentiated service to the enterprise. We’ve already witnessed substantial take-up for our Stretto Platform, and, as the new drivers for enterprise mobility take hold in the UK, we’re excited to work with ProVu to maximise the opportunity for partners and end-users alike.”
“CounterPath’s solutions fit extremely well strategically for us. With this addition to our portfolio, our resellers and hosting providers can now buy both hard and softphones on the same purchase order with provisioning details for all equipment being passed in one transaction,” said Darren Garland, Managing Director of ProVu Communications. “CounterPath is a proven player in the UC market and the addition of the capabilities enabled by the Stretto Platform enables us to stride ahead in delivering the all-important high quality user-experience that our partners’ customers are demanding. We look forward to working together with CounterPath and growing business throughout the region.”
For more information on CounterPath’s Bria UC clients for desktops, smartphones and tablets, visit: mrkt-stg.counterpath.com/softphone-clients
To learn more about how the CounterPath Stretto Platform manages and enhances OTT communications for the enterprise, visit: mrkt-stg.counterpath.com/stretto
(1) Enterprise Unified Communications and Voice Equipment, Infonetics Research, 2014
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, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NEC, Network Norway, Rogers and Verizon.
For more information about CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and provisioning solutions, visit: mrkt-stg.counterpath.com/products
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