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Globecomm to deliver hosted switching upgrade, affordable prepaid solution to North-Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone

 

September 7, 2011

 

Globecomm Systems Inc. has been selected to provide a GSM/EDGE hosted switching upgrade for the North-Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone Company’s (NEP) wireless network, providing a path for future migration to 3G and 4G services.

NEP has purchased a network upgrade from Globecomm that includes a GSM/EDGE hosted switching solution, and support for an affordable and convenient prepaid wireless billing service.

 

Globecomm’s cost-effective prepaid billing solution offers end customers like NEP more flexible payment options and greater control over their wireless spending.

 

A full-service GSM/ CDMA/LTE mobile technology and wireless technology provider, Globecomm offers 2G/3G/4G services and products – including voice, high speed Internet, SMS, MMS, voicemail, prepaid and post-paid billing.

 

The Company specializes in solving the operational and business problems of serving low-density and remote areas, deploying advanced services on legacy cellular networks, restoring service and providing secured communications on short notice.

 

Andy Silberstein, Globecomm Senior Vice President and General Manager of Services, said: "Prepaid wireless is popular in many rural areas, and the capabilities made possible by this hosted switching solution create important new opportunities for NEP. The company can now open a new target market, expand their marketing efforts and drive new revenue opportunities in rural Pennsylvania."

 

Steven Tourje, CEO of North-Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone Company, said: "Thanks to the network upgrade and optimization provided by Globecomm and its technical partners, we can now deliver better coverage and more accessible prepaid value to our customers in rural Pennsylvania. That builds credibility for our company with customers and with investors."