CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a leading provider of VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones, today announced a licensing agreement with Primus Telecom Australia, part of the Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc., to deliver the Primus Internet Phone as part of its TalkBroadband product range.
The Primus Internet Phone enables users to be up and running in a few minutes, allowing them to use the TalkBroadband service on their computer and to start enjoying savings on local, long distance and international calling.
CounterPath's standards-based approach to softphone development ensured high levels of interoperability with Primus's existing infrastructure. The two companies worked closely together on configuring and branding the softphone in the run-up to the launch of the Primus Internet Phone, ensuring a seamless and intuitive user experience.
Primus' Product Development Manager, Andrew Sims said, "We are delighted to be working with CounterPath to provide an internet phone solution to the Australian market which is simple, cost effective and state of the art."
Donovan Jones, President and COO, CounterPath said, "As the market adoption for VoIP increases, consumers are seeing real benefits in utilizing multimedia applications such as a softphone to communicate. We are very excited to be working with the Primus team in enhancing their new Internet phone service with our carrier-grade softphone".
Primus Telecom is Australia's fourth largest fixed-line telecommunications carrier. The company offers a comprehensive range of voice, data, Internet and web hosting products, servicing both residential and business sectors. The Primus network offers nationwide coverage through its own backbone network with facilities in 66 cities across Australia. The network enables the company to provide nationwide long distance services and local call Internet access. Primus operates its own fibre network in the five major capital cities, delivering a range of business direct-connect services including ISDN, frame relay, ATM, telephone line and broadband DSL, as well as telephone line and broadband DSL services direct to residential customers. Global connectivity is provided through an extensive voice, IP, wireless and ATM network operated by the parent company, United States-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (OTCBB: PRTL). Primus Australia news and information are available at the company's Web site at www.primustel.com.au.
CounterPath Solutions is a developer of award-winning, high-quality, carrier-grade VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones for service providers, cable operators, Internet telephony service providers, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs. CounterPath's SIP softphones are available either pre-configured or as a software development kit (SDK), and provide VoIP (Voice over IP), Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging), and Presence functionality. eyeBeam -- CounterPath's feature-rich SIP Video over IP softphone with IM and Presence -- recently received both Communications Solutions' Magazine's and INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's "Product of the Year" Award for 2004. CounterPath's Pocket PC SIP Softphone was recently named a 2005 Innovation Award winner from INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine. With over 120 customers in more than 30 countries, CounterPath technology is deployed in more than 5,400,000 IP endpoints worldwide.