RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS).
The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join the TNS LTE Roaming Hub, gaining access to a large, seamless footprint that extends across the US and many international areas including Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
TNS is also providing Pioneer Cellular with a range of professional services, including vital network monitoring capabilities, which will ensure full integration between the TNS LTE Roaming Hub and Pioneer’s domestic core as well as optimize performance.
Jerry Kadavy, VP of Network Operations at Pioneer Cellular, said: “We are excited to be expanding our LTE service to subscribers. Working with TNS is a highly efficient and effective way of accessing and managing relationships with multiple carrier networks.”
“TNS has been a trusted supplier for many years, helping us strengthen our CDMA business with TNS’ proven technology and talented team. In addition to the subscriber benefits, joining TNS’ LTE Roaming Hub positions us to gain inbound roaming revenues from a wider array of carriers, including many non-traditional roaming partners we have not supported previously.”
As well as connections between members, TNS’ LTE Roaming Hub provides access to the CCA Data Services Hub which is powered by TNS.
Joe Lueckenhoff, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TNS’ Telecommunication Services Division, said: “Pioneer Cellular is taking a significant strategic step in developing its LTE network, and we’re very pleased that they have chosen TNS to help with this evolution. We have a close working relationship with their team and look forward to continuing to support them as they enter this next chapter of their business.”
“Existing members of the TNS LTE Roaming Hub and the CCA Data Services Hub will also welcome the addition of Pioneer Cellular and the new inbound roaming revenue opportunities this creates.”
From small rural operators in the U.S. to the largest multi-national carriers, TNS has over 500 operator customers and addresses the full needs of wireless and wireline operators in the US and globally. TNS’ networks have been specifically designed and configured for the transmission of transaction-related time sensitive data and support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols.
Since it was founded in 1990, TNS has grown to provide services in more than 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, and offers 24x7x365 support via its Network Operating Centers in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. For more information about TNS please visit www.tnsi.com.
About Transaction Network Services:
Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a leading global 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 Americas, 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 Pioneer Cellular:
Cellular Network Partnership d/b/a Pioneer Cellular is a Partnership Group comprised of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., KanOkla Telephone Association, South Central Communications of Kansas, and Hinton Cellular Company in Hinton, Oklahoma. Established in 1988, the group serves customers in 47 counties in Oklahoma and 14 counties in southern Kansas and provides nationwide coverage through roaming alliances with national carriers. Pioneer Cellular provides 4G LTE and 3G EVDO, as well as advanced mobility services and data applications such as Video, Picture, Text Messaging and High-Speed Web Browsing. For more information about Pioneer Cellular, dial 1.800.641.2732 or visit www.wirelesspioneer.com.