Iskratel Brings CounterPath's VoIP Products to European and CIS Countries
Kranj, Slovenia and Vancouver, BC, Canada — May 12, 2008 —
Iskratel, a leading systems integrator and network equipment provider, today announced that it will extend its relationship with CounterPath Corporation (OTCBB: CPAH; TSX-V: CCV) to include the company's full suite of desktop and mobile VoIP products in its solutions offerings.
Having successfully launched CounterPath NomadicONE (a fixed-mobile convergence solution, formerly named BridgePort NomadicONE) with Mobitel, Slovenia's largest mobile operator, Iskratel will now add CounterPath's line of multimedia softphones and conferencing solutions to its offerings. The CounterPath products will integrate seamlessly with Iskratel's SI3000 Multi Service Control Node (MSCN) and deliver the benefits of unified communications to fixed and mobile operators.
"Iskratel is redefining the notion of service delivery by enabling operators to quickly bring innovative, scalable, pre-integrated FMC services to their customers in pre- or IMS environments," said Jason Fischl, Chief Technology Officer, CounterPath. "We are excited that Iskratel has chosen our products as the perfect complement to their service-enablement strategy. In conjunction with our FMC and softphone solutions, operators gain a clear competitive advantage by allowing users to access any application from any network on any device, enabling a single service profile and application convergence across multiple access networks."
"Fixed and mobile operators are moving aggressively to get new services into the hands of consumers," said Franc Dolenc, Chief Technology Officer, Iskratel. "An essential component of doing this is having a multimedia interface on the PC that is also tied to a user's mobile services - creating a truly unified communications experience. Combining the SI3000 MSCN product line with the CounterPath family of FMC and softphone solutions creates a highly functional user experience that brings a unique value proposition and winning service delivery strategy to Iskratel customers." Iskratel's SI3000 Control Node
The SI3000 MSCN network elements are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between legacy, NGN and IMS networks and deliver highly scalable and economical solutions that are adapted to customer needs and bring value to the operators. The SI3000 MSCN product family is designed for various types of operators and service providers. The products are flexible, adaptable and provide a large number of services. The product family consists of a Call Server, a Management System, a Signaling and Media Gateway, a Media Server and a Voice Application Server, enabling intelligent call routing, presence management, integration with desktop Web applications, automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech and text messaging. CounterPath NomadicONE
CounterPath NomadicONE addresses both NGN and IMS networks and enables operators to deliver MobileVoIP handover services to customers. With NomadicONE in the operator's network, customers are able to seamlessly unify their mobile services with their PC softphone. The result is that users are able to access their mobile voice, messaging (MMS and SMS), and call handling services from the PC while leveraging the cost benefits of VoIP. With NomadicONE a user's mobile services and PC desktop are seamlessly blended together for a flexible and feature-rich communications experience. CounterPath's multimedia softphones and conferencing solutions
CounterPath's softphones, including Bria and eyeBeam, provide users with an intuitive, PC-based interface to all of their communication services. With the simple click of their mouse, users are able to make and receive calls, initiate video conferences, see presence information for their contacts, send IM, SMS, and MMS messages, and personalize their communications experience with features like customized ring tones. About Iskratel
With 60 years of experience in telecommunications, Iskratel belongs to the leading high-tech companies in the world, and develops integrated telecommunications solutions for the future information society. The company provides integrated telecommunications solutions for fixed and mobile telephony, for next generation networks, and for telecommunications network management. Linking experience and intellectual capital with creativity and innovation is demonstrated in Iskratel's ability to successfully build telecommunications and next generation networks, and implement advanced products, applications and solutions that are based on the emerging IMS/Tispan technology. The company has over 1100 employees, with 300 more working in affiliated companies in 20 countries. The direct presence of Iskratel's employees in foreign countries ensures full harmonization of network solutions that we provide with the national telecommunications requirements as well as our partners' needs.
. 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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