Agreement uses CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and Client Configuration Server to extend NTT Software’s reach into Japanese enterprises, including telecommuters, business travelers and mobile workersVancouver, BC, Canada — October 31, 2012 —
CounterPath (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV) today announced a strategic license royalty agreement with NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) Software Corporation that will enable Japanese enterprises to extend unified communications (UC) and fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) services to their customers’ mobile workers, telecommuters and business travelers. The integration of both CounterPath’s Bria mobile and Client Configuration Server (CCS) provides enterprises with new options for managing their communications spending while maximizing employee productivity and responsiveness.
Under the agreement, NTT Software Corporation will leverage the award-winning Bria mobile softphone applications with the Client Configuration Server to enable enterprise customers to extend VoIP and IP PBX services to their existing mobile devices. This solution allows employees to bring their own devices (BYOD) and leverage Bria’s platform diversity to make services available across the world's most widely used mobile smartphone platforms.
Bria uses industry standards and proven multimedia technology to provide high-quality voice calls over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. Bria's ability to switch between mobile and Wi-Fi data networks also enables least-cost routing, giving enterprise customers new options for managing their telecom spending.
"Together with NTT Software we are focused on enabling the mobile workforce to be connected any place, any time," said Todd Carothers, CounterPath Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "With Bria and the Client Configuration Server, NTT Software's customers' will have a fast, cost-effective and uncomplicated way to extend services to nearly any employee with an iOS or Android smartphone. As part of the world's largest global IT and telecommunications services company, NTT Software is an important partner for CounterPath and we are excited to grow this important channel within Japan."
For more information about CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and CCS solutions, visit www.counterpath.com/products.
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.