Inland Cellular Partners with ClearSky to Optimize and Control Subscriber Data Usage

ClearSky Technologies, Inc., a global provider of network optimization and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), has announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Inland Cellular for its Total Traffic Manager (TTM) service.

TTM will help Inland Cellular analyze, optimize and control data usage, while also providing detailed reporting. Inland Cellular will use policy enforcement to minimize data roaming costs and efficiently manage data usage on their new LTE network as well as their existing 3G network. This will allow Inland Cellular to offer flexible, reasonably-priced data plans to its subscribers, maintain high-quality service on their network, and ensure that all users have the best possible experience.

When Inland Cellular upgraded its data network to LTE, there was concern for the rapid and incremental growth of data usage by subscribers. In order to maximize its capital investment and minimize roaming costs and network congestion, Inland Cellular needed a way to control data usage. Chip Damato, Director of Business Strategies with Inland Cellular said, “With our recent LTE expansion, we wanted flexible and affordable data offerings for our subscribers. We also needed to manage certain protocols and behaviors while a subscriber was off-network for obvious reasons. ClearSky’s TTM was the perfect fit, and because TTM is offered as a managed service, Inland Cellular benefits from ClearSky’s vast experience in policy creation and management.”

“TTM performs real-time monitoring, while also having the ability to take immediate action to mitigate common problems, such as unauthorized tethering, excessive roaming costs and network congestion,” said Ron Willett, ClearSky Vice President of Account Management. “Inland Cellular is a proven industry leader and we look forward to working with them to create innovative services to increase revenue and boost subscriber growth.”

Since ClearSky’s TTM is offered as a fully managed service, operators can avoid the complexities of writing policies, tracking data usage and making enforcement decisions. In addition, customizable advice-of-charge pages provide subscribers the ability to self-manage their data plans, with options such as purchasing top-up data access or opting into a plan that permits tethering.

About ClearSky Technologies

For more than a decade, ClearSky Technologies, Inc. has been a leader in providing network Infrastructure as a Service to mobile network operators. ClearSky’s powerful array of products and services includes network baseline, optimization and design, traffic and policy management, MMS, common short code and mobile Internet access. Headquartered in Orlando, ClearSky has provided IaaS and network optimization services to nearly 80 wireless operators across the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.clearskytechnologies.com.

About Inland Cellular

Inland Cellular is a locally owned and operated wireless communications company, providing nationwide voice and data services since 1990, with a view to enhance customers’ mobile lives with an exceptional customer-focused wireless experience. Inland Cellular’s local stores are at 2612 Nez Perce Drive in Lewiston, ID, 151 E. Main Street in Pomeroy, WA, and 1605 SE Meadowbrook Blvd, Ste.7, College Place, WA.

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