CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a leading developer of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced that VirtualPBX.com is using private branded Bria Mobile softphones to allow clients of its VirtualPBX service to turn their mobile phones into VoIP handsets that integrate fully with the company’s business VoIP systems.
According to Infonetics, the global VoIP services market totaled $63 billion in 2012, up 9% from 2011, with cloud-based services, hosted VoIP and unified communications services revenue growing 12% in 2012. VirtualPBX.com is the latest operator to deploy Bria Mobile as their preferred softphone. They provide small and medium-sized businesses with a cloud-based hosted VoIP service. The free softphone apps are available now from Google’s app store for the Android platform and from the iTunes store for the Apple iPhone version.
“Our customers have the highest standards. They are demanding VoIP solutions that are customizable, reliable and secure and, without a doubt, Bria is the industry’s leading softphone,” said Lon Baker, COO of Virtual PBX. “We’ve been recommending the Bria Desktop version for the past two years and are excited to now have a Virtual PBX branded version of Bria Mobile to provide to our customers.”
“We built Bria to meet the needs of all sizes and types of organizations. When deployed as a hosted service from operators like VirtualPBX.com, companies using our softphone will immediately notice improved productivity and reduced costs,” said Todd Carothers, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products at CounterPath. “VirtualPBX.com is an excellent example of what we are seeing as a growth opportunity for our products in the cloud-based telephony market.”
CounterPath is a global leader in softphone technology, with tens of millions of endpoints downloaded. With the largest list of interoperability with IP PBXs and SIP-based network infrastructure softswitches, Bria is built toward industry standards with proven multimedia technology that provides a high-quality, unified communications experience and voice and video calls over fixed, mobile and Wi-Fi broadband networks. Bria’s ability to use mobile and Wi-Fi networks gives businesses new options for “always on” connectivity while realizing cost savings through free Wi-Fi networks.
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 large and small around the globe 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, Verizon, BT, Mobilkom Austria, Rogers, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NTT and NEC.
For more information about CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and provisioning solutions, visit: www.counterpath.com/products.
VirtualPBX.com believes that all businesses, large and small, deserve the benefits of a world-class phone system that saves money and is easy to install and use. Our cloud-based phone service gives businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Forget the hassles and costs of buying and maintaining your own PBX hardware. With Virtual PBX, your employees, whether in one location or far-flung, can focus on serving your customers while we provide the advanced features and responsiveness that give you a competitive edge. Whether you are looking for a business VoIP system or a hosted PBX that works with your cell phones and land-lines, you can benefit from our innovation and passionate commitment to great customer service. Visit us on the Web at http://www.virtualpbx.com.