CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV; OTCBB: CPAH) announced today that the latest version of Bria iPhone Edition, the highly secure, standards-based VoIP softphone that works over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks, now supports language localization for the Japanese and Chinese markets. This latest capability has CounterPath poised to address the burgeoning Mobile Market within Asia, leveraging the industry’s “go-to” mobile SIP softphone.
Bria iPhone Edition v1.2.8 is CounterPath’s latest software update for its iPhone market. While the latest release also features support for call recording (integrated with iTunes File Sharing), amongst other minor updates, the most significant addition to the client’s feature suite is support for localization. CounterPath’s product and engineering teams have made significant efforts to deliver localization earlier than anticipated to its Bria iPhone users due to market demand.
With over 870 million mobile subscribers in China and Japan, the market opportunity for CounterPath’s mobile VoIP softphone is enormous. China Mobile as an example, which owns almost 600 million of China’s 755 million and growing mobile subscribers, is about to launch a customized version of Apple’s iPhone, which will support China Mobile’s own version of LTE, known as TD-LTE. Having support for localization enables CounterPath to address the immediate demand for mobile softphones.
Further with the upcoming release of Bria iPhone Edition 2.0, which supports both video and mobile messaging, CounterPath will then be uniquely positioned to meet the growing demand for mobile video content and entertainment applications, which fall in line with mobile trends currently seen in the Asian markets.
“The opportunity in Asia, particularly in the Chinese market, is significant not only from a mobile growth perspective but with the world’s largest service operator poised to launch a customized version of Apple’s iPhone over their new LTE network, and puts CounterPath in a great position to provide an enterprise-grade VoIP client in the hands of Chinese users,” says Todd Carothers, Senior Vice President of Marketing, CounterPath. “We are currently working with tier one service providers, ITSPs and OEM partners that will be leveraging our localization support of Chinese and Japanese,” continued Carothers.
Current Bria iPhone Edition users will be automatically updated to Version 1.2.8 when the update is available. Bria iPhone Edition 1.2.8 is sold exclusively through the following link on the iTunes Store for $7.99. Customers have the ability to upgrade the client to include G.729 support. For more mobile or desktop softphone products and solutions visit the CounterPath store at mrkt-stg.counterpath.com/store.
CounterPath Corporation is an award-winning provider of innovative desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions. CounterPath’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), mobilkom Austria, Avaya, Cisco Systems, Metaswitch Networks and Mitel.
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This news release contains “forward-looking statements”. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical, are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, such as the following: (1) this latest capability has CounterPath poised to address the burgeoning Mobile Market within Asia; and (2) further with the upcoming release of Bria iPhone Edition 2.0, which supports both video and mobile messaging, CounterPath will then be uniquely positioned to meet the growing demand for mobile video content and entertainment applications.
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