Leading U.S. regional carrier to extend Devicescape-powered ‘WiFi On’ service to its iOS customer base
San Francisco, Calif., February 29th, 2016 — Devicescape today announced that C Spire, the sixth largest wireless carrier in the U.S., has become the first carrier to launch the Devicescape solution to its iOS customer base.
C Spire’s iOS customers will enjoy enhanced connectivity, with automated access to the Devicescape Curated Virtual Network (CVN) of more than 20 million amenity Wi-Fi access points worldwide.
With each location managed in real time for quality, availability and ease of access, the CVN offers a powerful complement to the C Spire cellular network. End users benefit from improved coverage, particularly in indoor locations, significant savings on data consumption, and an intelligent, managed alternative to costly data roaming when travelling outside of their primary coverage area.
Widely recognized for its innovation and technology leadership, C Spire has been offering the Devicescape solution to Android customers through its ‘WiFi On’ application since 2013.
“WiFi On has helped extend our network reach and given our customers with Android phones a way to better manage data while improving the quality and speed of their overall data experience,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for C Spire. “We look forward to delivering those same enhanced benefits to customers with Apple smartphones.”
Devicescape announced iOS compatibility for its solution in September 2015. Because the CVN is crowd sourced by active devices, the extension of service to iOS users will accelerate discovery of new networks, further enhancing CVN value to operators and end users alike.
“We are excited to be helping carriers extend the benefits of our solution to their iOS customers,” said Dave Fraser, CEO, Devicescape. “By integrating Wi-Fi and cellular to create a single, unified service, innovators such as C Spire are changing the way smartphone connectivity is perceived and delivered. Bringing iOS users into that dynamic gives it even more momentum. ”
About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class service and a superior, comprehensive suite of customer-inspired wireless communications, high-speed Internet access and a range of other telecommunications products and services to consumers and businesses. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.
Devicescape operates the world’s largest multi-service Wi-Fi Platform, delivering Access, Insight, and Engagement solutions for network operators, mobile application providers, device manufacturers, and retailers. Powered by a global Curated Virtual Network of tens of millions of amenity Wi-Fi access points, including those provided by some of the world’s most popular service and retail brands, Devicescape enables a Connectivity First customer experience at an unmatched operating cost.
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