Devicescape's Curated Wi-Fi service signs CCA, Leap

Wi-Fi offload company Devicescape struck partnerships with the Competitive Carriers Association as well as with Leap Wireless' (NASDAQ:LEAP) Cricket unit. In the first case, CCA members, which are mainly smaller and rural carriers, will use Devicescape's Curated Wi-Fi offload solution to help keep down network expenses. The association noted that launching proprietary Wi-Fi networks instead of signing on with Devicescape could involve "cost-prohibitive" capital expenditures for its members. The Leap partnership is interesting given that AT&T (NYSE:T), which intends to acquire Leap, already has its own extensive Wi-Fi network. In the past, Devicescape has struck deals mainly with smaller carriers such as U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM), C Spire and MetroPCS, which is now a part of T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS). For more, see this FierceWireless article.