CounterPath (News - Alert), a company that provides SIP-based VoIP softphones, recently revealed that it had signed a strategic license royalty agreement with NTT (News - Alert) (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) Software Corporation.
As a result of the agreement, NTT will now be able to leverage CounterPath's Bria mobile and Client Configuration Server (CCS) solutions, enabling the companies to offer unified communications (UC) and fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) services to its customers' mobile workers, telecommuters and business travelers. Additionally, employees can leverage Bria's platform diversity on their devices to make services available across the world's most widely used mobile smartphone platforms.
"Together with NTT Software we are focused on enabling the mobile workforce to be connected any place, any time," said Todd Carothers, CounterPath executive VP of Sales and Marketing in a statement. "With Bria and the Client Configuration Server, NTT Software's customers' will have a fast, cost-effective and uncomplicated way to extend services to nearly any employee with an iOS or Android (News - Alert) smartphone. As part of the world's largest global IT and telecommunications services company, NTT Software is an important partner for CounterPath, and we are excited to grow this important channel within Japan."
CounterPath’s Bria mobile solution is a softphone application that enables users to manage their communications easily and efficiently – all from their computer desktop. Replacing or complementing the hard phone, the Bria softphone allows users to make VoIP and video calls over IP, see when their contacts are available, send Instant Messages and transfer files with ease and efficiency.
On the other hand, CounterPath’s Client Configuration Server (CCS) is a platform specifically designed for service operators who have or intend to deploy softphone end-points. CounterPath’s Client Configuration Server enables enterprises and service providers to deploy their own CCS solution and manage the CCS platform in their network, which is a critical solution for any softphone or SIP endpoint deployment.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo