Europa Technologies forms global partnership to launch new coverage map services for the mobile telecom industry
26 October 2011 - For immediate release
Europa Technologies has today announced two new services for the mobile telecom industry to provide accurate and up-to-date roaming coverage information. These services are the result of an alliance with American Roamer, the owner of the world’s largest wireless coverage database.
Network Insight Pro is a new and innovative service offering interactive coverage maps of the world for seamless display on a mobile operator’s web site. It is a major upgrade to the company’s existing Network Insight service, which was commended in the prestigious GSM Awards under the category "Best roaming product or service". The service provides cost savings to operators by promoting Channel Shift - allowing subscribers to check roaming coverage via a web site, rather than make a call to customer services. Network Insight Pro is ideal for mobile network operators, MVNOs, roaming hubs, SIM roaming providers and phone rental companies.
The service supports both domestic and international coverage and a wide range of mobile voice/data telecommunication technologies. It is fully interactive, allowing the user to explore the map freely, or go straight to an area of interest using the comprehensive search function. As standard, the service includes logo placement and corporate colour branding.
As part of the partnership, Europa Technologies has access to American Roamer’s catalogue of over 1200 well-maintained coverage patterns for 2G, 3G and 4G networks world-wide. These cover a wide variety of voice and data technologies including GSM (inc. GPRS/EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (inc. HSPA/HSPA+), LTE, CDMA (1X, EV-DO, EV-DO Rev. A & B), iDEN and WiMAX. The international coverage catalogue represents the largest collection available today.
Network Insight Pro has been designed to work with a variety of smartphones and tablets (including iOS and Android devices), and features support for common touch gestures when interacting with the map.
The service is easy to integrate into a service provider’s web site. Once implemented, the service operates in a virtually maintenance free mode with regular coverage map updates handled automatically. The full coverage map catalogue is reviewed quarterly.
The base maps used in the service are from Europa Technologies’ own global data product range and provide essential context. This includes support for a variety of languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch, Japanese, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Russian and Hebrew. The application interface can be localised, even for clients in countries where multiple official languages exist.
Additionally, the partnership will enable Europa Technologies to be the first reseller to offer American Roamer’s Global Coverage Analyzer (GCA) service.
GCA is a web-based mapping application for the viewing and comparing of mobile network coverage in over 200 countries world-wide. It has been specifically designed to help operational and strategic professionals to improve their mobile industry research on mobile coverage.
GCA allows a researcher to view and compare multiple coverage patterns on a high quality digital map. After selecting a set of operators, each coverage layer can be assigned a custom colour and opacity, resulting in potentially complex coverage relationships to be visualised intuitively.
"We are thrilled to have formed this partnership with American Roamer. It brings together two of the most experienced companies in coverage mapping", said Warren Vick, Director and Founder of Europa Technologies. "We are delighted to integrate American Roamer's extensive coverage catalogue into our Network Insight Pro service. We are also honoured to be the very first authorised reseller of Global Coverage Analyzer and believe this service will be an essential research tool for our clients".
"Together with Europa Technologies, American Roamer continues to improve its position in the global marketplace to deliver the network intelligence operators need to make better strategic and tactical business decisions" said Bryan Darr, president and CEO of American Roamer. "This relationship is an excellent fit. It combines Europa's considerable experience with international mobile operators and American Roamer's accurate mobile network coverage database and interactive mapping solutions."
For more information on the Europa Technologies portfolio of telecom products and services visit www.europa.uk.com/telecoms
Europa Technologies is a specialist manufacturer of digital world map data for a wide variety of market sectors and applications. Our products allow organisations with international interests to better understand their customers, assets and markets, in a geographic context, to gain a competitive or strategic advantage. Digital map products from Europa Technologies are used by many Fortune Global 500 companies and several missions of the United Nations. The company has global licence agreements with a number of leading Internet-based service providers including Google Earth/Maps (USA), Microsoft Bing/Multimap (UK), and ViaMichelin (France). Through deployment via Google alone, our world data products have been seen by over 700 million people, approximately 1 in 4 of Internet users world-wide.
American Roamer is the global source for spatial network intelligence. The company helps clients acquire and retain customers, make sound business decisions and execute with a solid information base with comprehensive, interactive information about coverage patterns, spectrums, network configurations and licensing data. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., American Roamer's clients range from Fortune 100 companies to small rural businesses - all dependent upon the company's 20+ years of experience serving as an unbiased information source for the mobile and network ecosystem.
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