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Syniverse Technologies Signs Wi-Fi Roaming Agreement with Truckstop.net
News Summary: Truckstop.net has signed a roaming agreement with Syniverse Technologies enabling access to Truckstop.net's nationwide hotspots.
TAMPA, Fla. - July 14, 2004 - Syniverse Technologies, a leading global communications company, announced it has formed a Wi-Fi roaming agreement with Truckstop.net, a leading service provider specializing in wireless Internet connectivity and networking solutions. As a result of the agreement, operators using Syniverse's Mobile Data Roaming Services will be able to offer their subscribers seamless roaming access onto Truckstop.net's Wi-Fi network, which consists of more than 500 Wi-Fi enabled truck stops and travel plazas in the United States and Canada.
The roaming agreement is part of Syniverse's Mobile Data Services that includes AAA broker service, wholesale data billing and reporting, and an online graphical user interface (GUI) to facilitate customer care and roaming agreement management. This suite of services is designed to simplify the business and technical relationships among operators and venues offering Wi-Fi to their own and visiting subscribers.
"This roaming agreement will provide Truckstop.net and Syniverse customers with secure wireless access to our Wi-Fi enabled truck stops and travel plazas, including Petro, Love's, Pilot, and many other owned and operated locations, " said Scott Moscrip, CEO of Truckstop.net." By leveraging Syniverse's relationships with wireless operators, we intend to form additional roaming agreements to expand our footprint, resulting in a seamless Wi-Fi experience for travelers throughout North America."
"We are very pleased to be working with Truckstop.net to expand our Wi-Fi coverage and in turn provide Truckstop.net with increased roaming traffic," said Ed Evans, Syniverse CEO. "Given the drive to make available the broadest number of Wi-Fi locations possible, it is only natural that companies like Truckstop.net seek a roaming expert and industry leader like Syniverse to provide the necessary technological interoperability and business relationships with wireless operators."
Syniverse Technologies enables global communications by developing innovative business and network engineering solutions that manage and interconnect voice and data systems in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. Syniverse provides technology interoperability, network services and number portability to nearly 300 mobile operators, wireline carriers, emerging telecom market entrants and enterprise customers. Products include SS7 intelligent network solutions, clearing and settlement services, voice and data roaming facilitation, revenue enhancement solutions and more than 25 other integrated services. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., U.S.A., with offices in major cities throughout North America and in The Netherlands, Syniverse has a global sales force in London, Luxembourg, Rome, Beijing, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.
Truckstop.net is a service provider specializing in wireless Internet connectivity and networking solutions allowing subscribers to increase their access and availability to the Internet using wireless fidelity technologies (Wi-Fi). The core philosophy at Truckstop.net is to provide service through a wide- range of universal wireless Internet access points ("hot-spots") using a flat-fee payment model for unlimited access; with option flat-fee products for periodic access. Accessibility and availability of "hot-spots" to the end-users are not limited by brand identity, chain or organization affiliations with regard to locations or region. Location information is available at www.truckstop.net.
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