TNS Delivers Next Generation Data Services Hub Including LTE Roaming Solutions for CCA Members

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TNS Delivers Next Generation Data Services Hub Including LTE Roaming Solutions for CCA Members

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Transaction Network Services (TNS) will deliver a next generation Data Services Hub solution that includes LTE Roaming Services for CCA members. The TNS Data Services Hub is the only roaming hub of its kind in the industry, and this unique platform will provide participating operators the opportunity to connect for services including 4G LTE roaming, Wi-Fi access and interoperability with requisite 3G roaming fallback. CCA issued a formal request for proposal (RFP) for organizations interested in hosting the Data Services Hub, and TNS was selected by CCA's Business Innovation Group's steering committee, made up of carrier members of various sizes and geographies.

The TNS Data Services Hub will provide a technical and business framework for simplifying LTE and other next generation data connectivity and roaming needs among participating operators. The solution will provide value to competitive carriers by enabling them to work more easily with one another to expand their national footprints. It will also benefit the international community by providing a single point of interconnection to the CCA community for negotiation, execution, implementation, and operation of roaming agreements for LTE and next generation data services.


"For competitive carriers to continue to compete and survive in the marketplace, they must have real roaming solutions, and I am pleased that TNS will provide a platform to achieve this important goal," said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. "The migration to next generation platforms such as LTE represents one of the most important technology shifts our industry has ever faced. TNS's Data Services Hub will provide a unique opportunity for CCA member operators to innovate and create next generation services that are flexible, standards-based and enhance the end-user experience."

Surendra Saboo, CEO of TNS' Telecom Services Division, stated, "Enabling LTE roaming and next generation data services is a critical step for operators to realize high margin roaming revenues, grow ARPU, and prevent the churn of high-value subscribers. As a long-time supplier and partner to CCA operator members, TNS is committed to enhancing a vibrant wireless community and supporting their progression to LTE. We are thrilled to be selected as CCA's Data Services Hub and take great pride in serving our customers in their successful migration to the exciting new world of next generation technologies."

The CCA Data Services Hub solution provided by TNS is an advanced 4G roaming ecosystem that supports scale, provides interoperability across multiple vendor variants and protocols, including LTE, and preserves the flexibility of operator choice. Through the hosted solution, CCA members can optimize both capital and operational resources during the evolution, activation and implementation of next generation data services.

For further information about TNS please visit www.tnsi.com

About Transaction Network Services

TNS is a leading provider of data communications and interoperability solutions.

TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial markets.

Founded in 1990 in the United States, TNS has grown steadily and now provides services in over 60 countries across the America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with our reach extending to many more. TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks which support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods.

About CCA

CCA is the nation's leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA's more than 100 members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.competitivecarriers.org.



TNS
Fi Khan, 703-814-8065
pr@tnsi.com
or
CCA
Lucy Tutwiler, 202-449-9866
lucy.tutwiler@competitivecarriers.org

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