Deutsche Telefon Standard AG Announces Strategic Partnership with CounterPath
German Centrex specialist and leading softphone producer strengthen cooperation
Plug and play integration of softphone in virtual PBX from Deutsche Telefon Standard AG (DTSt.)
Enormous savings for mobile users
Mainz, Germany — March 31, 2009 —
Deutsche Telefon Standard AG (DTSt.) today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV, OTCBB: CPAH), a leading provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, to bring an integrated softphone and virtual PBX offering to market in Germany. The parties will deepen the integration of their products and work more closely together in marketing and sales in Germany.
"We are pleased to work with Deutsche Telefon Standard AG to offer an auto-provisioned softphone to be integrated with the company's IP-Centrex solution," said Todd Carothers, VP Product Management for CounterPath. "Built on SIP and open standards, CounterPath softphones are interoperable with the majority of VoIP platforms and are ideal for offering combined solutions that enable the plug and play capability that customers need, combined with the enhanced communications experience that end users are looking for."
"We chose CounterPath as our partner because CounterPath makes the best softphones in the world," said Tom Little, COO of Deutsche Telefon Standard AG. "The cooperation between CounterPath and DTSt. creates a new solution for mobile communication, particularly in the quality and simplicity of the solution. Our IP-Centrex solution combined with the softphone from CounterPath provides an enormous reduction in telephone costs for mobile employees. An employee who uses the softphone has his or her desktop telephone everywhere in the world and makes calls at fixed-network prices everywhere there is Internet access."
The two telecommunications companies intend to exploit the synergies among their products to expand their existing businesses.
The Deutsche Telefon Standard AG (www.dtst.de)
located in Mainz, Germany, manufactures and markets network-based PBXes for small and medium enterprises, providing intelligent and flexible business telephony in SMEs. A new and unique feature of the DTSt. solution is the ability to control all relevant functions of the PBX via a web application. According to experts, network-based PBXes will achieve a market share in Europe of 20% in 2010. The DTSt. management has many years of experience in the ITC business and has successfully led a number of startups. View the original release (in German) 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.
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