14 Sep 2012
US Cellular deploys Devicescape offload service for Android
W-Fi offload company, Devicescape, reveals that US Cellular will deploy its Offload Service for its Android-based smartphones.
The Devicescape service transparently offloads mobile data traffic to Wi-Fi including Devicescape’s own Curated Virtual Network (CVN) of over nine million Wi-Fi hotspots - reducing mobile network congestion and improving the subscriber experience.
Smartphones continue their trend of rapid adoption by consumers due to the wide range of available services and applications. Popular video streaming and social networking applications are driving phenomenal volumes of data over the mobile network, leading to significant network congestion, particularly in urban or densely populated public spaces.
Saturated networks can lead to dropped calls, poor application performance, and subscriber frustration. Complementing existing networks with Wi-Fi offload is fast becoming a principal strategy for mitigating this congestion challenge.
The Devicescape Offload Service is a policy and quality-controlled management service that integrates commercial networks on the fly, encourages home and personal network use, and ensures a transparent user experience.
The service promises to dramatically improve offload performance through patented automation technology that uses the CVN of over nine million Wi-Fi hotspot locations. The cloud-based architecture allows a network operator to deploy an effective offload solution quickly and cost effectively versus traditional approaches.
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