C Spire signs up to use Devicescape's Wi-Fi offloading

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' overall connectivity.

"As customers use their devices for more services and applications that require data, implementing Devicescape's service will help them better manage data while improving the quality and speed of their total data experience," said Kevin Hankins, COO of C Spire, which has nearly 1 million mobile customers.

Earlier this month, Mississippi-based C Spire launched new unlimited plans for individual customers and focused on the option to let customers buy "online video passes" to watch streaming video from their devices when they want to do so. 

Devicescape's Curated Virtual Network (CVN) includes more than 12 million public Wi-Fi hotspots. Its Curator Service allows users to gain automatic access to the company's hotspots, which are continuously tested in real time to ensure they meet C Spire's quality-of-service requirements. 

Devicescape's Curator Client, working together with the Curator Service Platform in the cloud, is designed to identify the best available connection at any given time and connect to it, resulting in increased overall Wi-Fi usage.

Earlier this year, Devicescape predicted 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 is privately held by leading venture capital companies, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, Jafco Ventures and Enterprise Partners. 

For more:
- see this Devicescape release

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