ClearSky Mobile Media, Inc., a leading provider of mobile data services and content to regional wireless carriers, today announced its partnership with Quality One Wireless to implement a Certified Handset Program to more than 50 carrier clients.
Regional wireless carriers worldwide continue to face the time-consuming and resource-intensive challenge of configuring handsets for data services in the market place. ClearSky’s Certified Handset Program virtually eliminates the carriers’ burden of preparing handsets for content, mobile Web and messaging services. Upon receipt of new handsets from Quality One Wireless, ClearSky determines compatibility, and pre-configures the handsets with appropriate network settings—without carrier intervention. Upon successful completion of a number of tests, the “ClearSky certified” handsets are then delivered to the carrier fully equipped to download content, browse the Mobile Web, and send MMS messages.
“One of ClearSky’s primary objectives is to decrease or eliminate the work required by our clients to deploy our products and services, and this is certainly accomplished through our Certified Handset Program,” said Tony Tagliareni, ClearSky EVP of sales and marketing. “With the elimination of carrier trouble shooting on new handsets, ClearSky clients will experience a significant decrease in time to market, and an increase in revenue, as new handsets traditionally generate the majority of content sales.”
“We have had an excellent experience working with ClearSky in the past, and we are pleased to repeat that success by leveraging the industry knowledge and combined 30+ years experience of both companies to offer this valuable service to mutual clients and beyond,” said John Chiorando, CEO of Quality One Wireless. “By jointly implementing a ClearSky/Q1W handset certification program, we will expedite the process associated with getting new handsets to market, thereby increasing customer satisfaction and data ARPU across our mutual client base.”