NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced it has launched an innovative program to help carriers which purchased 700MHz spectrum in Auction 73 to meet build-out requirements, while securing a path forward to revenue generating IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) value-added services. The terms associated with these licenses mandate that carriers which acquired spectrum in the lower 700MHz band provide wireless service coverage in 35% of the license’s geographic area by June 2013. With the clock ticking, many license owners are considering their options.
NetAmerica Alliance, which recently went live with its national service brand (Bonfire™) and its IMS-Powered SuperCenter™, has launched a program which allows 700MHz license holders to join the Alliance as an Affiliate Member, providing them a fast track to building a network capable of meeting FCC mandates, while keeping their options open for a future evolution to IMS. The program provides them access to a suite of services offered by the Alliance including (but not limited to) the ability to purchase network equipment at the Alliance’s preferred pricing, access to Network Monitoring Services, use of Alliance developed “best practices” for network deployment, and help with project management. The program combines a focus on speed, capex and opex savings, with a migration path to the future.
Affiliate Members can choose to become full Alliance Members at any time, and upon so doing, can take advantage of revenue generating services provided to Alliance Members out of the multi-million dollar IMS-Powered SuperCenter™. This allows Affiliate Members to meet today’s demand for build-out with full confidence that they are not compromising the future of their networks, the future of their customers, or eliminating themselves from a migration to high value, revenue generating applications. While some “hosting companies” provide limited offerings to simply meet short-term deadlines, the NetAmerica Program and NetAmerica Alliance Model are a perfect balance of the strategic and tactical.
“We recognize that the immediate need is to provide coverage in the spirit of meeting FCC requirements associated with these licenses,” said Scott Donlea, NetAmerica Alliance EVP and Chief Operating Officer. “However, we did not want the citizens of rural America or the carriers which serve them to sacrifice the future for expediency in the short term, or to forgo the opportunity of value added services because they could not justify an investment in an IMS powered network. Our program is both flexible and risk free.”
Carriers that are interested in learning more about the details of the program and its benefits are encouraged to contact Rick Overman, Chief Development Officer at 806.438.7601or via our website at www.NetAmericaAlliance.com.
About NetAmerica Alliance, LLC
NetAmerica Alliance, LLC is an alliance of independent carriers, led by an experienced management team, who have joined forces to build-out 4G LTE service in the carriers’ license coverage areas. Through the Alliance, members gain collective strength and cost advantages comparable to that of large carriers. In effect, many separate operating entities essentially become one, while maintaining their independence.
NetAmerica provides advanced multi-media IP services, buying power, nationwide branding, marketing and training programs, a network operations center, key networking elements, applications development and nationwide roaming arrangements. Members run the network in their own territories, while NetAmerica empowers advanced revenue generating services and provides the critical mass and economies of scale needed to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. Website: www.netAmericaAlliance.com.