Cellular-to-Wi-Fi Offload Improves Customer Experience and Reduces Costs Associated with 3G Wireless Networks
SAN BRUNO, Calif., December 21, 2011 — Devicescape, the leader in Wi-Fi data offload, today announced that Public Mobile Inc., a provider of unlimited talk, text and data services to value-conscious customers in Ontario and Quebec, will leverage Devicescape’s Wi-Fi solution to offload data intensive traffic from cellular-to-Wi-Fi on their new Android smartphones. Devicescape’s WiFi offloading services will be integrated into Public Mobile handsets allowing the device to seamlessly and automatically connect and offload data to the company’s Virtual Wi-Fi Network. With Devicescape, Public Mobile delivers greater coverage to its subscribers and provides even greater network capacity.
“At Public Mobile we provide our customers with 3G data at affordable prices. By partnering with Devicescape, we increase network capacity by tapping into their virtual Wi-Fi network,” said Brian O’Shaughnessy, Chief Technology Officer at Public Mobile. Added O’Shaughnessy, “Devicescape’s Wi-Fi offload service provides a multitude of benefits to Public Mobile’s customers. Devicescape allows Public Mobile to keep costs low by moving data intensive traffic from cellular networks to Wi-Fi – a savings we pass on to our customers with our unlimited 3G data plans. Our customers also receive increased network capacity resulting in even faster speeds and the ability to use data outside the Public Mobile footprint.”
Android smartphones continue to gain popularity with consumers and the use of data intensive applications such as Facebook and YouTube continues to grow, particularly in urban or congested areas. Public Mobile today offers unlimited service and there are no contracts. The company wants its customers to have the freedom to talk and text as much as they want and whenever they want. Devicescape helps Public Mobile deliver uninterrupted service. Devicescape is used to mitigate costs and reduce congestion through offloading the traffic onto its Virtual Wi-Fi Network of high quality private and public hotspots.
A custom version of Devicescape’s Wi-Fi offloader, called “Public Mobile Easy Wi-Fi,” is pre-loaded onto Public Mobile Android smartphones, starting with the The Max™ and ZTE N762™.
“Carriers like Public Mobile are starting to utilize publically accessible Wi-Fi hot spots such as those in the Devicescape Virtual Wi-Fi Network to successfully offload data,” said Dave Fraser, CEO of Devicescape. “Wi-Fi has been and will continue to be a complementary technology to carriers around the world. We are pleased that Public Mobile has selected Devicescape to help manage network traffic and optimize its network performance.”
About Devicescape Virtual Wi-Fi Network
The Devicescape Virtual Wi-Fi Network is the fastest-growing and highest-quality Wi-Fi network available. Formed by an ongoing process of discovering, classifying and monitoring publically accessible Wi-Fi access points, the Network is continuously growing and caters to millions of Wi-Fi users daily. Presently, there are over 5 million hotspots worldwide and adding more each day.
This reliable, global and Virtual Wi-Fi Network enables operators to cut capital and operational expenditures. The Devicescape Virtual Wi-Fi Networks extends an operators own network, ultimately providing more capacity. Operators use the Devicescape Virtual Wi-Fi Network to offload data from mobile devices like smartphones and tablets from cellular to Wi-Fi, seamlessly. By maximizing data offload and embracing new networks, operators experience improved customer experience, reduced operator expense and the ability to defer capital investment.
Devicescape is a leading provider of advanced Wi-Fi solutions that enable mobile network operators to offload data traffic from congested cellular networks to the Devicescape Virtual Wi-Fi Network. Encompassing a global footprint of more than 5 million hotspots, Devicescape’s curated network grows continuously and manages more than 10 million connections per day. This scalable and cost-effective solution easily integrates with any mobile network infrastructure and provides an automated and seamless Wi-Fi experience for mobile subscribers. Devicescape partners with global wireless operators and device manufacturers to leverage the value and power of Wi-Fi within their own networks.
Headquartered in San Bruno, California, the company is privately held and backed by leading venture capital companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, Enterprise Partners, and Jafco. To learn more, please visit www.devicescape.com.
About Public Mobile
Formed in 2008, Public Mobile provides unlimited talk, text and data services to value conscious customers in Ontario and Quebec. There are no contracts, no credit checks and no surprises. Public Mobile launched its network service in May 2010 in Toronto and in June 2010 in Montreal. Public Mobile is building its network from Windsor to Quebec City. Public Mobile’s license covers an area reaching 19 million Canadians. More information about Public Mobile can be found at www.publicmobile.ca
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