September 14, 2016
Sprint Announces Partnership with Transaction Network Services
Companies developing enhanced Caller ID to protect Sprint customers from unwanted robocalls
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 14, 2016 - Sprint today announced a partnership with Cequint, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transaction Network Services (TNS), to help protect Sprint customers from unwanted robocalls. The companies are working to develop enhanced Caller ID solutions, and expect to integrate the service later this year.
“We are always looking for ways to provide our customers with the best experience, and protecting them from unwanted robocalls is one of them,” said Mark Yarkosky, Sprint’s Director of Product Management. “Cequint’s successful work with mobile operators is evolving the way people connect on their mobile devices and we couldn’t be happier about working with them on this important initiative.”
“We are delighted to be working with Sprint in bringing to market an innovative solution that helps protect subscribers from nuisance calls,” said Mike Keegan, Chief Executive Officer of Transaction Network Services. “We are taking a unique approach with our solution by directly leveraging data and network intelligence to identify a higher percentage of nuisance callers, giving subscribers a better way to take control of the calling experience.”
About Transaction Network Services:
TNS’ Telecommunication Services Division addresses the full needs of over 400 wireless and wireline operators in the US and globally. Its portfolio of network signaling, roaming and clearing, wireless fraud management, and database and registry solutions enables the successful delivery of subscriber services anywhere at any time.
For more than a decade, its Cequint subsidiary has pioneered the development of innovative, market-leading mobile Enhanced Caller ID and Call Management solutions. Cequint’s technology and intellectual property is protected by 33 patents that it has been granted globally. For more information please visit www.tnsi.com or www.cequint.com.
Sprint (NYSE:S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 59.4 million connections as of June 30, 2016 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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