CounterPath X-Lite Softphone Reaches 340,000 Downloads Per Month

X-Lite User Community Downloads More Than Double In A Year

Vancouver, BC, Canada — March 5, 2009 — CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV; OTCBB: CPAH), a leading provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced that its free softphone X-Lite has reached 340,000 client downloads per month, or approximately 11,000 clients daily.

Once downloaded onto a desktop PC, CounterPath's X-Lite software enables people to make voice and video calls, send and receive Instant Messages and see the availability of their contacts as well as manage their own availability status. Since its launch in 2006, X-Lite 3.0 has gained increasing recognition as the world's favorite free softphone due to its rich feature list and ease of use.

Today, people looking to take the softphone experience for a test drive can download X-Lite 3.0 for free from the CounterPath website and connect it to a VoIP subscription service to start making calls immediately. Carrier and Enterprise customers worldwide also widely deploy the softphone for evaluation purposes prior to purchasing Bria or eyeBeam, CounterPath's full-featured multimedia softphones, and mobility gateway solutions.

"The feedback and strong relationship of the X-Lite community has been instrumental in the success of CounterPath's leading commercial softphone products," said Todd Carothers, VP Product Management for CounterPath. "CounterPath will be taking the X-Lite offering to new levels over the coming months by focusing on getting more softphones into the hands of consumers and trialing add-on services that will greatly enrich the softphone experience for the X-Lite community. X-Lite is an important part of our desktop product suite which is evolving to unify both the desktop and mobile communications experiences."

Later this year CounterPath will release X-Lite 4.0, a new version of X-Lite that will preview the Bria 3.0 product slated for release this summer. Bria 3.0 will leverage CounterPath's strong softphone core and add new feature sets primarily for the Enterprise segment.

X-Lite 4.0 will include support for a variety of hardware accessories that will provide additional flexibility for CounterPath customers and partners. Users will be able to point and click to a variety of available handsets and other hardware from within the client. Furthermore, X-Lite users will have access to new software options and services such as softphone to mobile SMS and auto-provisioning with multiple PBX systems, for a nominal fee.

For more information or to download a copy of X-Lite, please visit https://www.counterpath.com/x-lite.html.

About CounterPath
CounterPath Corporation is a leading provider of innovative desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions. The company's product suite includes SIP-based softphones, server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to cost-effectively integrate voice, video, presence and Instant Messaging (IM) applications into their VoIP offerings and extend functionality across both fixed and mobile networks.

CounterPath's customers include some of the world's largest telecommunications service providers and network equipment providers including AT&T, Verizon, BT (British Telecommunications PLC), Deutsche Telekom, Cisco Systems, Mitel and Nortel.

Visit www.counterpath.com.

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