CounterPath Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a leading provider of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and Video over IP SIP softphones, has announced that mobilkom austria’s A1 over IP project, which deploys CounterPath’s softphone technology, has been officially launched at the 3GSM World Congress 2007 in Barcelona, Spain.
mobilkom austria’s A1 over IP service enables users the ability to make VoIP calls with a softphone application on their PCs or laptops and also choose to receive mobile telephone calls on their softphone. In contrast to other VoIP services such as Skype, A1 over IP allows users to maintain their usual mobile phone number while enjoying all the advantages that VoIP offers, including real-time multimedia communications.
Developed by CounterPath, the softphone used in A1 over IP features a mobilkom austria-branded user interface and functionality for voice calls, video calls, conference calls (voice and video), IM (instant messaging) and SMS messaging. A multi-ring feature wherein both mobile phone and PC ring for incoming calls, allows users to choose which device to answer with, offering increased flexibility and comfort. Additional features include: an enhanced A1 Mobilbox enabling users to leave messages from PC to PC; new contact management with direct import of data from Outlook; and a presence function allowing users to monitor contact availability.
“The use of Voice over IP is currently among the hottest trends that will soon determine how we live our everyday lives. As innovations leader we will actively participate in developing this new technology and the commercial launch of A1 over IP is an important step,” said Boris Nemsic, CEO Telekom Austria Group and CEO mobilkom austria. ”CounterPath’s softphone has played a substantial role in our ability to present an integrated, mobile and consistent multimedia experience to our consumers and we look forward to continuing our relationship to add further features and options to the A1 over IP service.“
”By offering users a softphone that is easy to use and allows them to not only benefit from PC-based voice, video and text interactions, but also integrate their mobile phone communications, mobilkom austria has made significant strides in the area of consumer VoIP adoption,“ said Donovan Jones, President and COO of CounterPath. ”We are proud to have played a role in the A1 over IP pilot project, the success of which has demonstrated the market’s readiness for innovative, flexible and comprehensive VoIP solutions, and heartily congratulate mobilkom austria on the official launch of their new and exciting VoIP service.“
About mobilkom austria
With 3.63 million customers and a market share of 38.7%, mobilkom austria is currently Austria’s leading mobile operator. The company, headquartered in Vienna, generated revenues of EUR 1,719.1 million in the 2005 business year. The company is wholly owned by Telekom Austria, which is listed on the Vienna and New York stock exchanges. In order to continue its success in the future, mobilkom austria focuses on customers and on understanding their wishes. mobilkom austria has set itself the goal of offering innovative services that give people more time and quality of life. The success of mobilkom austria extends beyond Austria’s borders: The mobilkom austria group is represented in Central and Eastern Europe and includes mobilkom austria in Austria, Vipnet in Croatia, Si.mobil in Slovenia, mobilkom liechtenstein and Mobiltel in Bulgaria. In November 2006 mobilkom austria got a license in Serbia, in January 2007 mobilkom austria won the tender in Macedonia. Additional information about mobilkom austria is available at www.mobilkomaustria.com.
CounterPath Solutions, Inc., formerly Xten Networks, Inc., is a developer of award-winning, carrier-grade VoIP and Video over IP SIP softphones for telecom and Internet telephony service providers, cable operators, IP-PBX manufacturers and infrastructure manufacturers. CounterPath’s SIP softphones and softphone SDKs (Software Development Kits), which provide VoIP, Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging) and Presence functionality and can be preconfigured to our customer’s VoIP service, are predominantly licensed on a per seat or per subscriber basis, either co-branded or private labeled. CounterPath’s technology is deployed by over 235 customers in more than 50 countries. Additional information about CounterPath and CounterPath’s products and services is available at www.counterpath.com.
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