Appalachian Wireless Boosts Mobile Roaming
Services with New TNS Agreement
April 27, 2010 07:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time
RESTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Appalachian Wireless is strengthening its mobile roaming
program by implementing fourteen of Transaction Network Services’ (NYSE:TNS) roaming, network and database
The multi-year agreement with TNS will help Appalachian Wireless boost its voice and data roaming coverage, gain
efficiencies from improved roaming analytics and enhance customer care.
Appalachian Wireless has provided wireless telecommunication services since 1995, and has grown to become the
fifth largest Rural Cellular Association member. It has actively invested in its portfolio and has now evolved to offer a
comprehensive suite of voice and content services, via a CDMA network.
This latest move by Appalachian Wireless supports the expansion of its roaming footprint through a direct link into
TNS’ CDMA call processor. Appalachian Wireless has also become a member of TNS’ Global Roaming
Consortium (GRC), which has been designed to simplify roaming agreement management, by enabling each member
operator to automatically access voice and data roaming with others.
As part of the multi-service agreement, Appalachian Wireless is using TNS’ accurate call routing and number
portability solutions, as well as wireless clearing and settlement.
“It is hugely beneficial to have a single-source relationship with a company like TNS which has the expertise
and capability to deliver a full suite of services to us,”said Gerald Robinette, CEO at Appalachian
“We were attracted to TNS because of its continuous commitment to the small North American operator
market, as well the larger industry players. Implementation with TNS was organized well, ran smoothly and
was completed on time by a team of caring experts who made our customers and our needs a priority
throughout. As a result and thanks to TNS, we were able to maintain our rigorous focus on provid