Devicescape, provider of a virtualized carrier Wi-Fi network, aims to attract telecom operators with a major overhaul to its Wi-Fi service platform that includes a new suite of access, engagement and insight services.
Wi-Fi offload company Devicescape struck partnerships with the Competitive Carriers Association as well as with Leap Wireless' Cricket unit.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is deploying Devicescape's Wi-Fi Curator Service, which is designed to help operators lift incremental Wi-Fi offload rates and improve their customers' communications experience.
Devicescape predicts its global Wi-Fi hotspot network, which doubled during 2012 to reach 12 million access points--will expand to reach 100 million access points by the end of 2017.
Devicescape said its Wi-Fi offload service will be used by MVNO Flash Wireless to help manage data costs and maintain competitive data pricing.
Microsoft is teaming up with Wi-Fi offload specialist Devicescape to power the Wi-Fi hotspot map that is part of Microsoft's Data Sense application, one of the new key features of Windows Phone 8. Data Sense is a suite of services intended to help users better manage their data usage and stay under their monthly data cap.
France's Bouygues Telecom is adding free Wi-Fi to its portfolio as it ratchets up its rivalry with low-cost provider Free Mobile.
Devicescape cut a deal with Intel that will enable ultrabooks and tablets equipped with the chipmaker's Smart Connect Technology to automatically connect with Devicescape's virtual network of 8
In a positive vote for Wi-Fi offloading, 84 percent of survey respondents who have Wi-Fi connectivity at home are proactively connecting their smartphones to it, according to Devicescape's
Wi-Fi off-load has quickly become one of the most talked about technologies in the mobile industry, and could very well be one of the top trends of 2012 (though we know it's still early). This has