RWA – The Rural Wireless Association, today announced the LTE Roaming Initiative with leading rural operator Union Wireless and six strategic service and platform providers, giving rural subscribers seamless connectivity over 4G LTE as they travel between rural networks throughout the United States.
The LTE Roaming Initiative, lead by Trilogy LTE Services, Inc., the industry’s only provider of Diameter as a Service (DaaS), along with Performance Technologies, Inteliquent, Aicent, PSA and Planet Cellular, will provide the diameter networking equipment, professional services, peer-to-peer network facilities, IPX Interconnection, TAP record accounting and a selection of 4G LTE devices enabling the industries most comprehensive LTE roaming Eco-System.
“Wireless subscribers have long become accustomed to seamless automatic roaming service as they’ve traveled across their state, the nation and around the world,” stated Trilogy LTE Services, Inc. President and CEO, George Woodward. “The LTE Roaming Initiative is a critical first step in creating that same freedom and level of service on the new 4G LTE networks using diameter signaling, the new global roaming standard,” Woodward explained.
“RTG is excited to work with these strategic partners and help our rural carrier members leverage technology advancements to directly interconnect with one another, and eventually to the largest carriers in the world,” commented RTG Executive Director, Tanya Sullivan. “We are proud to support an initiative that will enable cost savings and provide a level of efficiency and quality the rural wireless industry has not been able to deliver before,” she stated.
About RWA – Headquartered in Washington, DC, RWA – the Rural Wireless Association is a trade association representing rural wireless carriers who each serve fewer than 100,000 subscribers. RWA’s members have joined together to speed delivery of new, efficient and innovative telecommunications technologies to remote and underserved communities. For more information visit ruralwireless.org @RWAwireless
About Trilogy LTE Services, Inc. – Trilogy LTE is the pioneer of “Diameter as a Service” (DaaS) specifically focused on enabling cost effective roaming for America’s rural LTE operators. Trilogy’s managed service provides the technology and skills needed to enable the new Peer-to-Peer direct network connection option for rural operators. Trilogy installs and manages an in-network and cloud based Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) that provides a single secure, topology hiding, connection to the outside world. The company manages all diameter connections and performs end-to-end testing with full certification on every aspect of a carrier’s LTE roaming requirements. For more information, visit www.trilogy-lte.com
About Performance Technologies, Inc. – PT is a global supplier of advanced, high availability network communications solutions. Its SEGway® Diameter and SS7 Signaling Systems provide tightly integrated signaling and advanced routing capabilities and applications that uniquely span the mission critical demands of both existing and next-generation 4G LTE and IMS telecommunications networks. The Company’s IPnexus® Multi-Protocol Gateways and Servers enable a broad range of IP-interworking in data acquisition, sensor, radar, and control applications. Established in 1981, PT is headquartered in Rochester, NY and markets globally through direct sales and channel partners including major telecommunications equipment vendors, government prime contractors and VARS. (NASDAQ: PTIX) For more information, visit www.pt.com
About Inteliquent – Inteliquent is a leading provider of wholesale voice services for carriers and service providers. Inteliquent is used by nearly all national and regional wireless carriers, cable companies and CLECs in the markets it serves, and its network carries approximately ten billion minutes of traffic per month. For more information, visit www.inteliquent.com
Inteliquent Cautions Concerning Forward Looking Statements – This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release regarding Inteliquent’s future operations, financial position, prospects, plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward‑looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: risks associated with our ability to market or provide the services described in this press release, including but not limited to identifying, obtaining, operating and maintaining equipment, software and business support systems; and other factors, many of which are beyond our control and all of which could delay or negatively affect our ability to offer the services; and other important factors included in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly in the “Risk Factors” section of Inteliquent’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2012, as such Risk Factors may be updated from time to time in subsequent reports. Furthermore, Inteliquent undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.
About Aicent – Serving more than three billion mobile users around the world, Aicent, Inc., a TL 9000 certified organization, is a leading IPX provider of data network services and solutions for global mobile operators. To enable interoperability between Aicent customers and other networks, Aicent operates one of the largest mobile IPX network exchanges connecting to over 200 operators, including ten of the worlds’ largest. Through extensive peering arrangements, the Aicent network reaches nearly all 3G and 4G LTE operators around the world. The company’s global IPX network operates an integrated mobile messaging exchange, value added data roaming and global reach infrastructure services, including the world’s first and largest multimedia messaging exchange, designed to help carriers maximize revenue opportunities. For more information, visit www.aicent.com
About PSA – PSA is a 33 year old, privately-held Texas company offering a suite of products for the wireless industry. PSA has combined experience of over 100 years of wireless expertise. Our focus is on record processing, record conversion, switch mediation, roamer billing and a full suite of software and services for both post-paid and prepaid wireless billing. PSA processes over 3 billion voice and data records annually. Our capabilities encompass a full understanding of GSM, CDMA, LTE, WiMAX and legacy technologies as they apply to billing. PSA can convert CIBER to TAP as well as TAP to CIBER. PSA has also performed conversions to ASCII and other file formats. PSA is approved for Near Real-Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE) as well. Powerful, flexible and proven are just a few words our customers use to describe our services. For more information, visit www.psasoft.com.
About Planet Cellular – Planet Cellular, a complete hardware and solutions provider, is an authorized distributor of mobile product and accessories, and a professional Android firmware solutions provider. Headquartered in Cerritos, CA, with 5 warehouse facilities spanning the globe, Planet Cellular is your premium distributor of OEM and branded GSM product and software. Since Planet’s beginnings in 2002, our commitment to quality and our customers have powerfully increased our growth and presence in the US and global wireless economy. With over 100 employees and annual sales of over 600 million, Planet Cellular is superior in quality, software development, custom OTA update solutions, and reverse/forward logistics. Our CFOTA Android firmware environment is the standard in the industry, being certified by Apkudo on multiple models, and can be customized to any carrier specific parameters. Please contact us for all your wireless needs. For more information, visit www.planetcellinc.com
About Union Wireless – Union Wireless is a division of Union Telephone Company, founded in 1914 by local rancher John D. Woody. Mr. Woody recognized that there was a need for telephone service for the rural parts of the undeveloped west and developed the company to serve these communities that were being overlooked by the big telephone landline companies. In 1990, Union Telephone Company expanded into wireless communications services. On average, the company has been erecting or updating a new cell tower weekly, expanding their extensive regional service area that is connected to a national wireless network. Today the company operates 12 retail locations and has agents serving Wyoming and northwestern Colorado. For more information, visit www.unionwireless.com
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