Wheeler Rural Wireless Plans Include Revised Roaming Rules, Mobility Fund

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The FCC will take action aimed at revising mobile data roaming rules this year, said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday, speaking at a Competitive Carriers Association event. Such reforms, he said, would be particularly important to rural wireless carriers, who must rely on roaming agreements...Learn More

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

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September 13, 2016 – Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS). The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join the TNS LTE Roaming Hub, gaining...Learn More

United Wireless Implements Mediation and Usage Reporting Using Equinox

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(NASHVILLE, TN) April 13, 2016–Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems announces that United Wireless, a division of United Telephone, relies on the TeleLink solution for mediation and usage reporting. For more than 60 years, United Telephone has provided high quality communications services to their neighbors in Southwest...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Strategy: Accessory Sales Cover Stores’ Operational Costs

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U.S. Cellular CEO Kenneth R. Meyers yesterday revealed a notable aspect of U.S. Cellular strategy for the company’s retail operations. The wireless carrier no longer views its retail outlets as a cost of doing business; instead the stores’ operational costs are covered through sales of...Learn More

C Spire/ Devicescape Deal Should Reduce Roaming Costs

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A C Spire/ Devicescape nationwide Wi-Fi deal announced yesterday should save money for C Spire and its customers, particularly when customers travel outside the C Spire footprint. The offering uses the Devicescape Wi-Fi network, which Devicescape refers to as a “curated” network. It relies on...Learn More

NTCA Rural Wireless Survey: Are Competitive Pressures Lessening?

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Although substantial challenges still remain, rural wireless carriers are finding it a bit easier to compete when it comes to handset availability, roaming, and obtaining spectrum at auction, according to a new report from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. Carrier concerns about their ability...Learn More

U.S. Cellular VoLTE Launch Aims to Boost Roaming Revenues

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U.S. Cellular VoLTE plans include a launch in one market this year, following trials in three markets, said U.S. Cellular CEO Kenneth R. Meyers late yesterday. Eventually the company expects to expand VoLTE more broadly, said Meyers in a question and answer session at the...Learn More

WBA White Paper Details WRIX Wi-Fi Roaming, Real World Use Cases

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Communications service providers interested in Wi-Fi roaming will likely find it worthwhile to take a look at a new white paper from the Wireless Broadband Alliance titled “Wi-Fi Roaming Business Case.” And these days just about any service provider should be keeping an eye on...Learn More

Legere: T-Mobile Mexico and Canada Coverage Relies on Reciprocal Roaming

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T-Mobile has reached reciprocal roaming agreements with the top two Canadian and the top two Mexican carriers that will enable the company to extend Simple Choice voice and data usage to customers traveling in those countries at the terms and conditions that apply within the...Learn More

Behind Time Warner Cable/ Boingo Seamless Wi-Fi Roaming

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Time Warner Cable and Boingo have implemented what they said is the wireless industry’s first Passpoint roaming integration. Customers of either company will be able to seamlessly roam onto the other company’s Wi-Fi hotspots, with some caveats. Initially Time Warner Cable customers wanting to use Boingo...Learn More

WBA: Customer Satisfaction is Prime Reason for Deploying Carrier Wi-Fi

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Improving the customer experience, and hence improving subscriber retention, was cited as the key reason for deploying carrier Wi-Fi in a recent survey conducted by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). Forty-one percent of survey respondents said improving customer experience was “the single most important driver...Learn More

Sprint Adds Rural LTE Roaming and SMART Partners

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Sprint rural LTE initiatives are making significant progress. The company said last Friday that it has added 15 rural and regional LTE roaming partners, bringing its total to 27. In the same announcement, NetAmerica CEO Roger Hutton revealed that his company has signed preliminary agreements...Learn More

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