ClearSky Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of hosted mobile data infrastructure and managed services to wireless operators, today announced its strategic relationship with Cisco Systems, Inc. to offer Small Cell as a Service (SCaaS) on the industry-standard Cisco Small Cell Gateway infrastructure along with a complete line of indoor and outdoor small cells for 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi technologies. The two small cell innovators have teamed up to support a range of services including wireless operator demonstrations, pilots and production rollouts.
“ClearSky’s role as a neutral third party grants us the flexibility to service the specific needs of wireless operators now and extend our indoor coverage solutions to building owners and enterprises in the future,” said ClearSky SVP of Business Development Dean Fresonke. “Aligning with Cisco is the next step to further advance our Small Cell as a Service (SCaaS) offering to operators in North and South America and the Caribbean. The new gateway supports small cells from a wide variety of vendors, and runs industry-standard protocols that support inter-connection with any vendors’ voice and data networks.”
ClearSky’s Small Cell as a Service can be deployed by wireless operators to cost-effectively address a number of operational challenges: offloading data traffic from their core networks, improving in-building coverage (i.e., office buildings, big box stores, malls, etc.), eliminating poor coverage within subscriber residences, and reducing roaming costs by filling coverage gaps in their own markets. ClearSky’s hosted small cell gateway together with a complete lineup of plug-and-play residential and enterprise small cell access points (APs) provides the platform to address all of these challenges. Offering this technology as a hosted service puts small cell deployment within reach for all operators.
About ClearSky Technologies
For more than a decade, ClearSky Technologies has been a leader in providing hosted infrastructure to mobile operators. ClearSky’s powerful array of products and services includes hosted LTE services, traffic and policy management, small cell as a service, multi-generation SMS, MMS and mobile Internet access. Headquartered in Orlando, ClearSky currently provides mobile data services to more than 50 wireless operators across the Americas. For more information, visit www.clearskytechnologies.com.
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