CounterPath and Altibox Announce Launch of Norway's First Operator-Based OTT Service for Consumers
VANCOUVER, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Altibox Loop enables customers to make calls with their home phone
number from anywhere in the world
CounterPath (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), an award-winning developer of desktop and
mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced a
significant agreement with Altibox, a leading Norwegian triple-play
service provider. Powered by Bria, CounterPath's mobile and tablet
softphone applications, Altibox Loop allows customers to make mobile
calls using their home phone number regardless of their location.
"According to research firm Visiongain, Mobile VoIP users will exceed
180 million and generate $36 billion in revenue by 2016. As such,
operators like Altibox are continually looking for ways to increase
service and provide value to their customers," said Todd Carothers,
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CounterPath.
"CounterPath's softphone solutions enable services like Altibox Loop
which offset the threat of OTT players while also meeting the changing
needs of their customers."
Launched at the beginning of October, the Altibox Loop app works on
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices as well as Android smartphones.
The service is available to all Altibox home phone fixed telephony
subscribers and it enables users to call any phone number whether
recipients are an Altibox customer or not. Altibox Loop features
include video calling, HD audio, call logs, an integrated contact list,
three-way calling and voicemail.
"With mobile devices increasingly becoming the communication method of
choice for our customers it is important for us to deliver a service
that keeps them connected whether they are simply down the street or in
another country," said Tore Kristoffersen, CTO Altibox. "We are pleased
that CounterPath's softphones are the technology powering Altibox Loop.
Their solution is the perfect combination of quality and convenience
which enables us to provide our customers with the world's best
For more information about CounterPath's Bria softphone applications,
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 and NEC..
Altibox AS is a unique national effort by cooperating partners to offer
fiber optical communications solutions with interactive television,
ultra high speed internet, cheap and secure phone calls, burglar and
fire alarm and mobile phone in one fiber cable. Fiber optical cables
present near unlimited capacity, and Altibox customers enjoy
symmetrical internet speeds of up to 400 megabits per second both ways.
Innovative solutions like live TV and film rental on all screens ensure
Altibox is always up front in the technological development. For more
information, visit www.altibox.no.
SOURCE CounterPath Corporation
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