Mobile

Globecomm opens door to 4G for hosted wireless carriers

Globecomm, a provider of communications technology and services, announced today that it’s upgrading its wireless hosted platform to allow operators to easily migrate to 4G LTE service.

The company’s hosted platform currently allows wireless operators to deploy 2G and 3G networks without building network infrastructure of their own. With 4G being the hot mobile topic of 2011, Globecomm is anticipating future demand for 4G from its customers by gearing up its network for LTE.

Globecomm announced its upgraded wireless platform at the CTIA Wireless 2011 conference in Orlando, Florida, one of the mobile industry’s biggest annual events.

The company says that its renewed hosted platform will involve moving both its CDMA and GSM 3G services to 4G LTE, which should improve wireless speeds ten-fold. Globecomm’s hosted platform offers the same services as a typical wireless carrier, including SMS, MMS, voicemail, as well as prepaid and post-paid billing arrangements. The platform is an ideal solution for wireless operators that need to deploy more coverage in low-population areas, need to link up separate wireless networks, or want to add new features to existing networks.

Its customers include small mobile operators like Indigo Wireless.

Photo via Ed Yourdon

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