CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a developer of award-winning over-the-top (OTT) Unified Communications solutions for enterprises and operators, today announced that a European carrier offering highly secure telecommunication services has selected CounterPath’s Bria Mobile Edition softphones. Under the terms of the agreement, the service provider has initially purchased over $800,000 of CounterPath software and services over the last few quarters, and is now preparing to distribute Bria Mobile Edition softphones to its customers.
According to Forrester Research, there will be over 3.5 billion smartphone subscribers worldwide by 2019, with smartphone penetration exceeding 50% of the global population in 2017. With the rise of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs at work, telecommunication fraud and “hacktivism” have become increasingly common with total losses exceeding $40 billion in value annually according to Cisco. These large losses are driving businesses, governments and consumers towards secure mobile voice and data services, as they aim to protect their corporate assets and reputations from third-party intrusions.
“We are excited to partner with our new customer, an innovative carrier offering secure communications services to its customers,” said Terry Meredith, Vice President of EMEA Sales at CounterPath. “Their business strategy aligns with current trends as corporations and governments are increasingly insulating themselves against third-party threats that could damage their brands or cause real losses in terms of missed deals or stolen intellectual property. We have already delivered over $800,000 of software and services to the team, and look forward to supporting their business going forward.”
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 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, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NEC, Network Norway, Rogers and Verizon.
For more information about CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and provisioning solutions, visit: www.counterpath.com/products.
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