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Huawei Selects CounterPath Softphone to Enrich the IMS Service Features
Jan 29, 2007 15:56

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Huawei Selects CounterPath Softphone to Enrich the IMS Service Features

[Shenzhen, China and Vancouver, Canada – 29 January 2007] Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, and CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a leading provider of VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) softphones, today announced that the companies have entered a partnership to provide enriched services for global telecom network operators based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).

A pioneer in global IMS applications, Huawei offers standards-based IMS solution, enabling operators to reap real benefits from Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC). CounterPath's eyeBeam™ 1.5 softphone, which provides VoIP, Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging) and Presence functionalities, supports recognized SIP standards and is fully interoperable with Huawei's IMS platform. With the successful integration of CounterPath's eyeBeam™ softphone, Huawei's IMS solution is enhanced to provide end-to-end Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) services, including VoIP, Multi-media Conference, IP Centrex and IM (Instant Messaging). Huawei is establishing an IMS industry chain through partnerships with leading vendors in such areas as service software, access platforms and end-user handsets, with the intention of building an open, collaborative and innovative IMS eco-system.

"With unwavering commitment to our customer-centric approach, we are devoted to providing a commercial IMS end-to-end total solution. CounterPath is a leading global provider of softphones. CounterPath's successful softphone IOT (inter-operability testing) with Huawei's IMS solution will bring a much richer service experience and more terminal choices for customers, and accelerate the healthy development of the IMS industry chain," stated Mr. Zha Jun, Director of Huawei's IMS product line.

"This agreement represents what we deem to be a natural fit between Huawei's world-class IMS solution and our own award-winning softphone technology," said Donovan Jones, President and COO of CounterPath. "As one of the world's largest and most respected network solution providers, Huawei is an excellent partner for us. This collaborative effort presents a tremendous opportunity for CounterPath to reach new world-class customers while solidifying our reputation as leaders in SIP applications."

About CounterPath

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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