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February 09, 2011

Cox Communications Chooses Interop's Hosted CDMA OTA Solution

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Interop Technologies, a premier provider of core wireless solutions for messaging, device management, and gateway connectivity, has recently announced in a press release, that its hosted CDMA OTA solution has been chosen by Cox Communications. Cox is the third largest cable operator in the United States and will be leveraging Interop’s (News - Alert) Hosted CDMA OTA Solution for Wireless Provisioning solution to automate wireless device activation at the point-of-sale. The SS7-based solution provides fast and accurate activations for Mobile Handsets.

The Interop Technologies CDMA Over-the-Air (OTA) provisioning solution provisions Number Assignment Modules (NAMs) and mass PRL updates and gets them right the first time. The solution offering is IS-683 compliant, SS7 based and provides a highly efficient, low-cost way for network operators to provision the NAM, improving customer experience and reducing operating costs.

It helps to manage update expenses across the customer base and lock in lower costs when roaming relationships change. The mass PRL updates can be sent to customer handsets or devices can be reprogrammed individually using push and/or short code technology.

The solution is available in hosted, modified hosted, turnkey, and turnkey with managed services deployments. The CDMA OTA Provisioning solution can be combined with Interop’s SCOPE Device Management solution and the optional Interactive Voice Response System (IVR) for a complete set of handset configuration, service provisioning, and updating capabilities. Both solutions can be accessed through a single user interface.

In a release, Vice President of Sales for North America at Interop Technologies, Fred Farrell, said that, “Wireless operators will need a highly reliable, accurate, and cost-effective OTA solution for OTASP devices for the foreseeable future. Interop’s hosted solution satisfies this need and provides the flexibility to migrate easily to a turnkey solution and next-generation services.”

Interop Technologies provides core wireless solutions for wireless messaging, device management, and connectivity gateways. Some of Interop’s key solutions include, SMS center 4 series, MMS and 4G messaging; Device Management with SCOPE Device Management and CDMA OTA Provisioning; and Connectivity Gateways with Common Short Code Gateway (News - Alert) and WAP Gateway.

Interop’s solutions have been designed to deliver high performance in mixed-generation technology environments. Interop’s flexible deployment options include hosted services, modified hosted services, turnkey and turnkey with managed services. The clients are assured of Unified billing solution providing records for billable events and transactions in a single, automated feed to the client’s billing platform and innovative, high-quality software and hardware.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein