US Tier 1 Operator Improves VoLTE Roaming Coverage by Using TNS Powered Hub

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has revealed that a US Tier 1 operator is now using the TNS powered Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) LTE Roaming Hub to enhance its VoLTE roaming coverage nationally.

Agreements have been established to allow the Tier 1 operator to roam onto multiple regional operator networks, enabling it to provide wider coverage in areas where it did not previously have a VoLTE roaming footprint. The CCA LTE Roaming Hub seamlessly enables operators to expand their domestic and international footprint while maximizing their network effectiveness with a suite of visibility and intelligence tools.

“We are proud to be a pioneer in our industry and to be one of the first to launch VoLTE roaming by a Tier 1 operator within a hub environment,” said Bill Versen, Chief Product Officer at TNS. “Regional operators are typically able to offer better quality coverage as their towers and local network infrastructure have been established to address the particular requirements of that specific geographic area. For Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers, leveraging regional operator networks can often be far more cost effective than expanding their own physical network architecture.”

In addition to enabling the Tier 1 operator to improve its subscriber experience with more extensive VoLTE coverage, the regional operator and hub member benefit from additional in-bound traffic.

Steven K. Berry, President and CEO of CCA, said: “It is extremely pleasing to see TNS’ commitment to ensuring that the CCA LTE Roaming Hub continues to be an essential community ecosystem for the telecom industry. Allowing smaller carriers and larger operators the opportunity to work together will help strengthen their businesses with additional revenues and provide robust connectivity for their customers.”

Through the CCA LTE Roaming Hub, TNS provides VoLTE roaming, as well as roaming to and from 4G networks. Hub members have a competitive advantage by offering LTE roaming to their subscribers, while simplifying their roaming strategy. The CCA LTE Roaming Hub also offers Hub Break Out by optimizing and routing bearer traffic to and from the internet.

From small rural operators in the US to the largest multi-national carriers, TNS has over 500 operator customers and comprehensively addresses the needs of wireless and wireline operators globally. TNS’ networks have been specifically designed and configured for the transmission of transaction-related time sensitive data and support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols.

Since its founding in 1990, TNS has grown to provide services in more than 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, and offers 24x7x365 support via its Network Operating Centers in the US, UK and Australia. For more information about TNS please visit www.tnsi.com.

About Transaction Network Services:

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions. TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial markets.

Founded in 1990 in the United States, TNS has grown steadily and now provides services in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with our reach extending to many more. TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks which support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods.

About CCA

CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s nearly 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. For more information about CCA’s LTE Roaming Hub, please contact Kim Caronchi at kcaronchi@ccamobile.org or visit www.ccamobile.org.