SOURCE: Devicescape

Devicescape

February 07, 2012 09:15 ET

Devicescape Offload Network Grows by 10x in 2011, Delivering Superior Cellular to Wi-Fi Data Offload Service for Carriers

Large-Scale Network Provides Industry-Leading Offload Rates Upwards of 40 Percent

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - Devicescape, Inc., the leader in Wi-Fi data offload, announced today that the Devicescape Offload Network grew by more than 10x in 2011, reaching 5.5 million hotspots globally. The Network is now becoming pervasive throughout the United States and is gaining traction in Europe and Asia Pacific.

"With the rise of devices like smartphones and tablets, coupled with the end users' appetite for constant connectivity, carriers are looking at multiple strategies to ease the congestion of cellular networks," said Dave Fraser, CEO of Devicescape. "Devicescape is proud to offer a highly curated Wi-Fi network to our carrier partners. Today, we offer more than 5 million high-quality hotspots, and we are growing daily. We're also seeing offload rates greater than 40 percent, which is stellar by industry standards. While proud of those numbers, we're just scratching the surface of connecting the world's publicly available Wi-Fi."

Statistics like these are critical now more than ever, as carriers need a trusted partner that helps them provide improved end-user experiences as well as reduced costs associated with current cellular networks. Operators such as MetroPCS and Public Mobile among others use the Devicescape Offload Service.

"We project that even higher-capacity network technologies like HSPA+ and LTE cannot cost effectively absorb the growth in data traffic entirely by themselves. Because of this, mobile operators are ramping up their efforts around carrier Wi-Fi solutions to offload data traffic from mobile broadband networks," said Daryl Schoolar, principal analyst at Ovum Research.

The service includes access to Devicescape's Offload Network, a curated virtual network of quality-controlled public hotspots worldwide. Devicescape's Offload Network has more hotspots than any other public access Wi-Fi network and is growing daily. It is completely configurable to an operator's quality, availability, capacity and/or financial requirements.

About Devicescape
Devicescape, The WiFi Offload Company™, connects more devices to more WiFi hotspots than any other offload service because Devicescape manages the largest virtual network of hotspots worldwide. Devicescape, which has been serving mobile operators with advanced WiFi solutions since 2001, is headquartered in California, privately held by leading venture capital companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, Enterprise Partners and JAFCO. Online at www.devicescape.com.

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