CounterPath Corporation

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CounterPath Corporation
Formerly called
Xten, CounterPath Solutions
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2002
Headquarters Vancouver, BC, Canada
Area served
Key people
Terry Matthews
(Chairman of the Board)
Donovan Jones
Number of employees
over 100

CounterPath Corporation is a Canadian company that designs, develops and sells software and services that enable enterprises and telecommunication service providers to deliver unified communications services over Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks. Its SIP-based softphones, server applications and Fixed–mobile convergence (FMC) products are designed to allow users to make Voice over IP (VoIP) audio and video calls, send instant messages, and manage presence and screen share across multiple devices including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.[1]


Founded in 2002 as Xten, the company was an early influencer of SIP standards through the IETF and launched their first commercial product, the X-PRO SIP softphone in 2003.[2][3] The company changed its name in 2005 to CounterPath Solutions, then again in 2007 to CounterPath Corporation. CounterPath sells and markets its products through channel partners, direct sales and its online store to businesses. Their flagship product is the Bria softphone, a client suite that offers over-the-top unified communications across fixed and mobile networks.[4] The company claims that their freeware product, X-Lite, has been downloaded by millions of users.[5] Service provider customers include AT&T, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Ericsson, GENBAND, Rogers Communications and Verizon.[6] The company also holds several patents for VoIP, FMC and Unified Communications technologies.[7]


CounterPath’s executive team is led by President and CEO Donovan Jones and governed by a Board of Directors.[8] The Chairman of the Board is Terry Matthews, co-founder of Mitel. He is also the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover, a private investment vehicle and holding company.


CounterPath acquired three companies since its inception:

  • February 2008: BridgePort Networks [9]
  • August 2007: NewHeights Software [10]
  • February 2008: FirstHand Technologies [11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CounterPath Corp.". Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  3. ^ "The Executive Suite with Rich Tehrani: CounterPath's Donovan Jones". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  4. ^ "CounterPath Corporation l CrunchBase". Retrieved 2016-05-13. 
  5. ^ "CounterPath Leverages Channel Strategy to Focus on Small to Large Enterprise". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  6. ^ "CounterPath Announces Bria for Salesforce on the Salesforce AppExchange". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Counterpath Patent Portfolio Recognized For Technology Leadership". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  8. ^ "Board of Directors l CounterPath". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  9. ^ "CounterPath Establishes Leadership Position in VoIP Market with Strategic Acquisition of BridgePort Networks". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  10. ^ "CounterPath Closes Acquisition of NewHeights". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  11. ^ "CounterPath Closes Acquisition of FirstHand Technologies". Retrieved 2016-04-06.