DALLAS, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced that it has deployed and has gone live with its 4G LTE pilot network, offering mobile broadband service in rural America. NetAmerica members are using the pilot network to develop, test and refine operating methodologies prior to turn-up of commercial service. Pilot users have experienced downlink data speeds of up to 28 Mbps and uplink data speeds of up to 13 Mbps.
Pilot users are trialing fixed and mobile data services in the 4G LTE network. Initially, they are using PC dongles to test high-speed mobility throughout the network with the ability later to also trial a customer premise device in their home or business. The results of the pilot and lessons learned are being shared with all NetAmerica members.
"NetAmerica is solidly executing on the game plan it laid out prior to officially launching the alliance earlier this year," said Roger Hutton, Chairman and CEO of NetAmerica Alliance LLC. "The pilot network is providing members with the processes, procedures, and experience necessary to scale offerings in a commercial service. While other carriers are talking about what they are going to do for rural customers, NetAmerica members are taking actions in a measured but aggressive manner to make 4G LTE service a reality."
4G/LTE is recognized by many as the next step in the future of telecommunications. Large carriers are now starting to bring 4G enabled services based on LTE technology to metropolitan markets. Independent carriers have a long heritage of offering leading edge services to their communities and the NetAmerica Alliance enables them to continue that legacy of innovation and independence.
About NetAmerica Alliance, LLC
NetAmerica Alliance, LLC is an alliance of independent carriers, led by an experienced management team, who have joined forces to build-out 4G LTE service in the carriers' license coverage areas. Through the alliance, the participants gain collective strength and cost advantages comparable to large carriers. In effect, many separate operating entities essentially become one, while maintaining their independence.
NetAmerica provides buying power, nationwide branding, marketing and training programs, a network operations center, core networking elements, applications development and nationwide roaming arrangements. Participants run the network in their own territories, while NetAmerica provides the critical mass and economies of scale needed to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. Website: www.netAmericaAlliance.com.
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SOURCE NetAmerica Alliance, LLC