Platform enables operators to manage LTE and dual-mode CDMA/LTE
devices with minimal up-front investment
FORT MYERS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced
messaging, over-the-air (OTA) handset management, and connectivity
gateways, today announced a partnership with Giesecke
& Devrient (G&D), a leading provider of mobile security
solutions, to provide a cloud-based LTE
OTA platform to United States-based mobile network operators. The
solution enables operators to perform remote provisioning and
configuration of LTE and dual-mode CDMA/LTE devices over the air.
Operators rely on OTA device programming for new account activation,
handset upgrades, Preferred Roaming List (PRL) updates, and other
critical updates to the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC), the
removable smart card found on both LTE and dual-mode CDMA/LTE devices.
OTA solutions enhance customer retention by delivering convenience for
end users, who avoid time-consuming trips to wireless stores for updates
to their devices.
The Interop Technologies-G&D partnership solves a problem that operators
currently face when offering popular CDMA/LTE devices prior to launching
their LTE networks. With the LTE OTA solution, operators can activate
dual-mode handsets on the CDMA network today and subsequently activate
LTE features over the air following LTE network deployment. This
eliminates the need for subscribers to return to the operatorís retail
location to update LTE settings.
The Interop LTE OTA platform also improves upon traditional OTA
functions, including push- and pull-based tasks, utilizing the IP
channel to achieve optimal performance. In addition, the LTE OTA
platform offers operators the ability to introduce new use cases such as
near field communication (NFC) services and machine-to-machine (M2M)
Because subscribers will continue to use earlier-generation devices for
the foreseeable future, operators will require both CDMA IS-683 and LTE
OTA platforms to support the full range of device types. The Interop
cloud-based platform minimizes the complexity and investment required by
operators to introduce an LTE OTA solution. Interop also enables
operators to utilize the same web-based interface for both the Interop
IS-683 and LTE OTA provisioning platforms, minimizing the need to
retrain customer service personnel.