Union Wireless Joins the CCA Device Hub
Implements Apkudo’s Carrier Pack to Ensure Desired Device Configuration
Washington, DC – June 27, 2016 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced that Union Wireless (Union) has joined the CCA Device Hub, powered by Apkudo. Additionally, Union has implemented the Carrier Pack capability which allows carriers to manage the configuration of their devices, without the overhead and barrier-to-entry of requiring direct original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software customization.
Union trialed and tested the Carrier Pack technology with device manufacturer NUU Mobile and will distribute devices through YAM Wireless, the sole distributor for NUU Mobile products for the CCA Device Hub.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “I am delighted Union Wireless is participating in the CCA Device Hub, which was created by CCA carrier members to help carriers streamline their device portfolios. Both Union and Apkudo are CCA members, and their strategic partnership through the Device Hub is just one of the many ways CCA’s industry development programs can benefit CCA members. Through the Hub and Carrier Pack, participating carriers like Union will be in a unique position to customize their device requirements to better serve their customers’ specific needs and desires. CCA members are deeply committed to providing the very best to their customers, and I am pleased the Hub will help them achieve this important goal.”
“The CCA Device Hub and Carrier Pack are very beneficial to CCA member operators,” said Brian Woody, Chief Customer Relations Officer of Union Wireless. “With this platform, we have one place to choose devices, customize settings like APNs, and pre-load apps, and test and certify devices before launch. Providing Union Wireless customers with the best experience is paramount. Through this venture, we can provide an optimized experience for our customers on our network. Having control of the device experience, saves Union Wireless considerable time and resources, it gives us tools we didn’t have before.”
“OEMs are able to launch one generic software version for each device that allows Carrier Pack to provide custom device requirements simultaneously and independently for many carriers,” said Josh Matthews, Co-founder and CEO of Apkudo. “I applaud NUU Mobile for recognizing the efficiency and cost savings this brings to their business and Union Wireless for being the first to embrace this innovative, new technology.”
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s nearly 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.ccamobile.org.
About Union Wireless
Union Telephone Company, founded in 1914 by John D. Woody, expanded into wireless communication and data services in 1990. The company owns and operates over 1200 transmitters and broadcasts from over 400 locations. With corporate headquarters in Mountain View WY, the company operates 14 retail locations and serves nearly 60,000 subscribers in Wyoming, Northwestern Colorado and parts of Utah, Montana and Idaho covering nearly 130,000 square miles. Union Wireless is regulated by several entities including the Federal Communications Commission, Wyoming Public Service Commission, Utah Public Service Commission and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.
Apkudo is a smart device test company that places user experience at the forefront of device testing. Because devices are app platforms, Apkudo has moved beyond traditional pass/fail testing methodology to pioneer new analytics, collaboration, and management methodologies that significantly improves the experience delivered throughout the entire device lifecycle. Visit www.apkudo.com.
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