Bria Softphone is the Technology Behind Norway’s First Complete Unified Communications Solution for SMBs and EnterprisesVancouver, BC, Canada — November 19, 2012 —
CounterPath (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a leading and award-winning developer of desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced that its industry-leading Bria softphone is powering Network Norway’s all-new Mobil IP service. As part of the Tele2 Group, Network Norway is an innovative service provider focused on enabling leading edge business solutions such as their new Mobil IP offering. Mobil IP is an SMB and enterprise focused offering that extends a customer’s mobile number to all devices including iOS and Android smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs.
Featuring Bria’s carrier-grade interoperability, Mobil IP enables CIOs and IT directors to manage costs and improve efficiencies for remote or mobile workers. Mobile IP allows users to make and receive calls using a range of devices without incurring per minute roaming charges by routing calls through a VoIP exchange.
“Customer service and innovative solutions are core to the Network Norway experience and Mobil IP is geared to the diverse needs of our business customers. Mobil IP will together with our existing and award winning Small Cell deployments provide our customers with excellent indoor mobile coverage and achieve good quality of service. In addition, the significant reduction in roaming costs while using Mobil IP is the key selling point” said Lasse Ganbo, Head of Products and Services at Network Norway. “We selected CounterPath because their Bria softphone is easily the number one client in the marketplace. With unparalleled quality, security, and interoperability, Bria will make Mobil IP the number one VoIP solution in Norway.”
CounterPath is a global leader in softphone technology with millions of endpoints sold. With the largest list of interoperability with IP PBX and softswitches, Bria is built toward industry standards with proven multimedia technology that provides a high-quality, unified communications (UC) experience and voice and video calls over fixed, mobile and Wi-Fi broadband networks. Bria’s ability to switch seamlessly between mobile and Wi-Fi networks gives businesses new options for “always on” connectivity while realizing cost savings through free Wi-Fi networks.
“CounterPath is meeting the changing needs of today’s workplace. Whether it’s a service provider like Network Norway or their clients, our tools and technology are the industry standard for the complete unified communications solution,” said Todd Carothers, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CounterPath. “Network Norway is the country’s fastest growing mobile operator and we are proud to provide the technology that will support their Mobil IP service. Through our relationship with Network Norway we are happy to be part of the Tele2 Group family and look forward to our further expansion within other territories.”
CounterPath’s standards based VoIP softphones are changing the face of telecommunications. The BYOD VoIP favorite, Bria softphone for mobile devices and desktop, together with the company’s easy-to-use client management, provisioning and configuration server enables enterprises, service providers, and OEMs 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 voice, video, messaging, and presence that empower customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Verizon, BT, Mobilkom Austria, NTT, Rogers, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel and NEC.
For more information about CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and CCS solutions, visit: www.counterpath.com/products.
Network Norway is part of the Tele2 Group and offers mobile services, content services and mobile products in the Norwegian business market. The company is fully owned by Tele2 AB, one of Europe’s leading telecom operators. Tele2 AB has 38 million customers in 11 countries, and offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, cable TV and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded Tele2 AB in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 AB has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2011, Tele2 AB reported net sales of SEK 41 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 11.2 billion.