Devicescape Now Serving 1.5 Billion Mobile Wi-Fi Connections Monthly
Strong Operator Adoption Validates Curated Network
SAN BRUNO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/13 -- Devicescape today
announced that the number of device connections to amenity Wi-Fi
hotspots via its Curated Virtual Network (CVN) has grown by 50
percent in the preceding 12 months. The company now manages 1.5
billion monthly consumer Wi-Fi connections via client applications
provided by mobile operators and device manufacturers.
Operator-verified data has revealed that the quality of subscriber
data experience is greatly enhanced and cellular data consumption can
be halved if required.
In the last 12 months, Devicescape has concluded and announced
agreements with eight significant cellular operators in the North
American and European markets. Additionally, direct agreements have
been concluded with both Intel and Microsoft (licensed by Verizon),
which will dramatically increase the number of devices with native
support for CVN connection and/or identification. That momentum is
set to continue with further agreements either recently completed or
in final-stage contract negotiations.
"The fundamental logic of Devicescape's Curated Virtual Network has
been established for mobile operators, device manufacturers, hotspot
owners and consumers," said the company's CEO, Dave Fraser. "And the
logic applies whether the motivation is to ease cellular network
congestion, maintain viable margins or provide best-in-class quality
of experience. Seamless access to an actively and
intelligently-curated network of amenity Wi-Fi hotspots puts the
consumer in touch with capacity when it's most needed."
Devicescape now actively monitors close to 200 million amenity Wi-Fi
hotspots around the world. The CVN is made up of a subset of those
hotspots that are both available and meet stringent capacity,
reliability and security requirements to create a carrier-class
solution. A Devicescape application automates user connection to the
CVN according to operator or user preferences for a seamless,
always-best-connected experience. The CVN now numbers more than 12
million individual hotspots and is expected to reach 100 million by
the end of 2017.
Devicescape will be exhibiting at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas May 21-23 at
Booth 2729A in the Innovation Showcase area of the exhibit floor. For
CTIA attendees, Devicescape is providing "MagniFi CTIA," a free app
available in the Google Play store that will provide users an
automatic connection to public Wi-Fi throughout Las Vegas. To
schedule a briefing or view a demo of Devicescape's Curator Service
at CTIA, please contact Devicescape@engagpr.com.
Devicescape moves beyond Wi-Fi Offload and
uniquely combines intelligent network selection with the world's
largest curated virtual network of high-quality Wi-Fi hotspots. This
enables mobile operators to magnify their capacity-reach and elevate
the "always best connected" experience. Headquartered in San Bruno,
California, Devicescape is privately held by leading venture capital
companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital,
Jafco Ventures, and Enterprise Partners. For more information visit
Engage PR for Devicescape
+1 510-748-8200 x203
Babel PR for Devicescape
+44 (0)20 7434 5554
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