Vancouver, BC, Canada — December 17, 2019 — CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: PATH) (the “Company” or “CounterPath”), a global provider of award-winning Unified Communications (UC) solutions for enterprises and service providers, today announced that its Unified Communications solutions have been deployed in five of the nine leading call centers identified by Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), North America. These leading call centers, which are some of CounterPath’s largest customers, are using Bria for Call Center and Stretto™ Platform for provisioning and voice quality monitoring. As specified by Gartner’s requirements for the Magic Quadrant, each was required to meet a minimum installed base of 24,000 named or 18,000 concurrent enterprise CCaaS agent seats in North American enterprises.
A recent market research report stated the global contact center software market would reach $47.8 billion by 2025, supporting a 25.7% CAGR. Hosted deployments are expected to represent approximately 47.4%, or $22.6 billion, by 2025, due to the benefits of ease of implementation, accessibility from anywhere anytime, and the simplicity in integration with other systems and platforms. Additionally, research shows that integrating UC solutions into call centers vastly improves customer satisfaction, first contact resolution rates, and agent productivity, while significantly decreasing customer complaints.
“These five CCaaS deployments represent hundreds of thousands of softphones licensed by CounterPath,” said Todd Carothers, Chief Revenue Officer at CounterPath. “Rapid changes in technology are affecting the call center industry. Digital transformation, widespread adoption of cloud communications, and improvements in analytics are some of the trends we’re noticing. That being said, the number one driver of growth in call centers today is improving customer experience. Our Stretto Platform, when coupled with Bria softphones, enhances customer experience and is key to our continued expansion in this vertical. Our long-time customers value CounterPath UC solutions’ ability to influence positive customer interactions, promote collaboration, and add value to their bottom line.”
Bria for Call Center addresses the call center needs of both service providers and enterprises. With the Bria for Call Center application – designed with the “Agent Experience” in mind, CounterPath is able to offer organizations an immediate competitive advantage with a solution that is scalable and easy to deploy, integrates seamlessly into the enterprise architecture, and ensures optimal agent productivity. Bria for Call Center can also be combined with CounterPath Stretto Collaboration, a service add-on that allows agents to use video conferencing and easily share their screens for remote troubleshooting to any device, on any network, via a web browser. Teams can also host video conferences and collaboration sessions for internal training, which can be especially valuable for organizations with remote workers or home-based agents.
For more information about CounterPath solutions for call centers, please visit mrkt-stg.counterpath.com.
 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America, October 2019: https://www.gartner.com/en/documents/3970368
 Grand View Research, April 2019 https://www.grandviewresearch.com/press-release/global-contact-center-software-market
 Aberdeen Group 2017
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CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) is revolutionizing how people communicate in today’s modern mobile workforce. Its award-winning Bria solutions for desktop and mobile devices enable organizations to leverage their existing PBX or hosted VoIP service to extend seamless and secure unified communications and collaboration to users regardless of their location and network. CounterPath technology meets the unique requirements of several industries, including contact center, retail, warehouse, hospitality, and healthcare verticals. Its solutions are deployed world-wide by 8×8, Airbnb, AmeriSave, BT, Citibank, Comcast, Fusion, Fuze, Liberty Global, Uber, Windstream and others. Learn more at counterpath.com and follow on Twitter @counterpath.
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