ClearSky Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of mobile data services to regional wireless carriers, today announced its agreement with NEC Corporation of America (NEC) to support a Femtocell as a Service (FaaS) market trial for a national North American wireless carrier.
The trial customer is one of a growing number of carriers that prefer to outsource their entire wireless network. Outsourcing frees carriers to focus on increasing market share, promoting their brand, meeting subscriber needs, and differentiating themselves from competitors. Additionally, carriers that outsource their network infrastructure benefit from reduced CapEx and quicker time to market.
“We believe Femtocells can be deployed by rural carriers to cost effectively address a number of operational challenges including reducing roaming costs by filling coverage gaps in their own markets, offloading data traffic from their core network, and eliminating poor coverage within their subscribers’ residences,” said Tony Tagliareni, ClearSky Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. “NEC’s Femtocell Gateway and corresponding plug-and-play Residential, Enterprise and Outdoor Femtocell Access Points (FAPs) provide the platform to address all of these challenges. Offering this technology as a hosted service puts Femtocell deployment within reach for all rural operators.”
“In order to accommodate the needs of our growing customer base, it was crucial for us to find a partner to offer FasS; ClearSky was the obvious choice for our North American market with more than 15 years of hosting network infrastructure, along with a reach of 80 carrier clients,” said Masaaki Nakajima, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation of America, Carrier Solutions.
About NEC Corporation of America
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is a leading provider of innovative IT, network, communications and biometrics products and solutions for service carriers, Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including Healthcare, Government, Education and Hospitality. NEC Corporation of America delivers one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, virtualized and carrier network systems, microwave radio communications and biometric security. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in over 44 countries and more than $37 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.