On Twitter: CounterPath to support Opus across its softphone line


A tweet using the #HDvoice hashtag says soft client maker CounterPath will support Opus across its entire line of softphones “in just weeks.”

The move shouldn’t be that surprising, since the CounterPath Bria clients are able to support multiple codecs already.  Opus would be a drop-in/upgrade to existing software.

CounterPath’s line of VoIP/UC […]

Rogers rolls out CounterPath soft client–but leaves HD out of the equation


CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) has announced Rogers Communications will use its software to enable single-number reachability by talk or text, regardless of device. It’s the first service of its kind in Canada, but Rogers’ isn’t supporting HD voice on the first go.

Rogers One Number supports one inbox and contact list, talk and texts to Canadian […]

CounterPath adding SILK codec to Bria soft client


Thanks to Michael Graves for the tip

CounterPath is adding the Microsoft/Skype SILK codec to its Bria soft client. The company first let slip the news in a November 8, 2011 blog posting.

The company points out while the SILK codec is free and performs “very well” compared to other similar codecs that […]

GENBAND, CounterPath announce HD voice UC client deal


GENBAND Perspectives 2011, New York, New York – Hardware manufacturer GENBAND and CounterPath Corporation has announced a “strategic, long-term” agreement to provide mobile client solutions for GENBAND’s A2 Communications Applications Server. Since CounterPath’s Bria client supports HD voice via G.722, this makes it an HD voice announcement as well.

The relatonship includes joint development […]

Nimbuzz for Android “Supports HD voice”–but which codec?


The latest version of Android for Nimbuzz (www.nimbuzz.com) supports HD voice, claims the company’s blog. But no details have been provided on which codec or codecs are being supported on Android.

The free Nimbuzz for Android 2.0.2 soft client supports “HD voice call quality” on Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz calls, according to the company’s press […]

CounterPath Bria for iPhone gets G.722 HD voice codec


Over-the-top/softclient maker CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) has released an upgrade to its Bria iPhone edition. The “complementary” upgrade includes support for G.722 – yes Virginia, now your iPhone can do standards-based HD voice.

Additional improvements include noise reduction, high-res images for the iPhone 4 (has that fancy screen don’tcha know) and “substantially improved” battery life on […]

Metaswitch Forum: U.S. mobile HD voice being driven by over-the-top, 4G LTE


Orlando, FL – The path to mobile HD voice in the U.S. is becoming clearer, with commercial-grade over-the-top clients becoming available by the end of the year and the charge for voice over LTE to bring AMR-WB to North America handsets.

CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) will have G.722 support incorporated into its Bria Apple iPhone softphone […]

Metaswitch Forum: HD voice on the roadmap, including conferencing


Orlando, FL – At today’s presentations at the Metaswitch Forum (www.metaswitch.com), HD voice got some love (i.e. slides) on the product roadmap, including support for HD voice conferencing by the end of the year.

“HD voice is one of the few tricks that VoIP does that you can’t do with POTS,” said Metaswitch […]

Metaswitch Forum – CounterPath shows off Android client


Orlando, FL – CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) is providing a “sneak peak” of its Bria Android beta edition at Metaswitch Forum this week.

CounterPath’s Bria softphone client is being as the market’s “first commercial-grade Android VoIP application” and will illustrate how CounterPath can work with “companies like” Metaswitch to increase value in FMC offerings by […]

CounterPath releases Bria 3.0, hits HD voice hard


CounterPath Corporation has officially announced the latest version of its multimedia softphone, Bria 3.0.  The company is heavily pushing Bria’s HD voice and video features in the run up to Mobile World Congress in two weeks.

Bria 3.0 supports 720p (1280x720p) video, incorporates improved usability features, synchronization with Microsoft Office address books, a troubleshooting […]