CounterPath Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a global provider of award-winning over-the-top (OTT) Unified Communications solutions for enterprises and carriers, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), a Fortune 100 company that delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world, to distribute CounterPath’s OTT communications solutions.
“The influence of consumer applications has radically changed the way small to extra large enterprise workers communicate,” said Todd Carothers, EVP of Marketing and Products at CounterPath. “The old paradigm of vertical, vendor-led platforms is out the door and is rapidly being replaced by solutions that support any device, any platform over any network. We leverage this shift and do it in a way that secures voice, video, messaging, presence and collaboration all unified across a common user interface that is truly unique to CounterPath. Our new relationship with Ingram Micro immediately expands our reach and relevance to IT channel partners throughout the U.S.”
According to Gartner, the market for UC-ready infrastructure will reach $17 billion in 2016. However, Beth Schultz, Managing Editor of No Jitter, says interoperability concerns are creating a barrier to adoption in some organizations that prefer to leverage their existing infrastructure investments to the fullest before deploying new kit. At the same time, according to Cisco, telecommunication fraud is now costing businesses over $40 billion annually, leading businesses and governments to seek solutions that secure their data, especially with mobile workers who may use their own devices when working remotely. CounterPath’s solutions, which are deployed in a highly flexible universal overlay configuration and leverage the latest encryption technology, address these concerns. Now, with this new agreement, businesses and enterprises can source CounterPath’s advanced Unified Communications solutions direct from their existing IT partner, regardless of their underlying IT infrastructure.
“Ingram Micro delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses worldwide,” said Kevin Prewett, senior director, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro. “CounterPath’s Bria softphone and Stretto Platform will enable channel partners to meet the rising demand for highly secure and flexible solutions that are easy to deploy, regardless of the underlying IT infrastructure their customers may have.”
CounterPath’s Unified Communications solutions are changing the face of telecommunications. An industry and user favorite, Bria softphones for desktop, tablet and mobile devices, together with Stretto Platform™ server solutions, enable enterprises, carriers and OEMs around the globe to offer a seamless and unified over-the-top (OTT) communications experience across both fixed and mobile networks. The Bria and Stretto combination enable an improved user experience as an overlay to the most popular telephony and applications servers on the market today enabling a leading voice, video, messaging, presence and collaboration user experience. 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, Aspect, AT&T, Avaya, BroadSoft, Bosch, Broadview, BT, Cisco Systems, Citi Group, Comcast, Ericsson, Five9, GENBAND, Genesys, MegaPath, NEC, NTT, Network Norway, Rogers and Verizon.
For more information about CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and provisioning solutions, visit: www.counterpath.com/products.
Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products