November 21, 2011
Sprint Delivers 4G Fixed Business Access to Wholesale Customers
The latest “first” from Sprint 4G allows Sprint Wholesale MVNO customers to easily deliver broadband-like Internet access for small or remote offices while helping to mitigate wireline outages
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 21, 2011 - Sprint [NYSE: S] Wholesale Solutions today announced the availability of 4G Fixed Business Access, a business grade solution that offers high availability, secure connectivity that can turn any area into an instant office and can help enterprises stay connected during wireline outages. Sprint Wholesale MVNO customers now have the power, speed and flexibility of 4G Fixed Business Access to take advantage of offering faster improved access and enhanced connectivity options at a reduced cost for their SMB customers.
Small branch or remote offices can enjoy the power and security of a business-class router and convenience of a wireless connection to the Internet, without on-site IT management. Sprint Wholesale MVNO customers can deliver corporate security policies, failover technology and 3G/4G access for virtually anytime Internet connectivity to small, remote and temporary offices at a fraction of the cost of most current solutions.
“With Sprint Wholesale Solutions’ 4G Fixed Business Access, small business customers are no longer at the mercy of wireline installation waiting periods, service area limitations or the downtime of legacy wired networks,” said Todd Rowley, vice president – 4G and Business Development, Sprint. “We are the first national wireless carrier in the U.S. to offer this solution to our wholesale customers, allowing them to embolden their customer base of SMB and home offices with data access at 4G speeds.”
Sprint 4G averages download speeds between 3-6 Mbps, with bursts of over 10 Mbps and is available to 120 million people in 71 markets across the United States, including but not limited to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.
Sprint Wholesale customers determine the equipment that is best suited for their solution, including a combination of a 4G USB Data Card coupled with a router. Combining Sprint 4G mobile broadband service with CradlePoint’s MBR1200 lets businesses connect to the Internet quickly and efficiently. The service works with single-mode 4G or dual-mode 3G/4G USB modems. Sprint Wholesale Solutions currently offers Sprint 3G/4G USB Modem 250U by Sierra Wireless which can be easily coupled with Cradlepoint MBR 1200 Broadband Router to deliver the 4G Fixed Business Access solution. Sprint Wholesale Solutions customers will soon be presented with an expanded portfolio of 4G Fixed Business Access connectivity products.
Sprint’s Wholesale Solutions Group has a full suite of customizable solutions, including Partner Interexchange Network, allowing customers to interconnect on-net yielding cheaper connectivity rates; and Mobile Broadband on Demand, enabling end-users to purchase prepaid broadband by the day, week or month. Also available to Sprint Wholesale Solutions Group customers is access to reselling 4G, with faster download speeds and more bandwidth through America’s Favorite 4G Network.1 Customers can choose from two very easy ways to deliver an MVNO wireless offering to market - Traditional Wireless Resale and Turnkey Back-office Wireless Resale. Go to http://sprint.com/wholesale to view the complete product portfolio, customer testimonials and white paper downloads.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 53 million customers at the end of 3Q 2011 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; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid 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. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1 America’s Favorite 4G Claim: Based on number of Sprint 4G subscribers vs. those on other wireless 4G (WiMAX and LTE) networks in the U.S.
John Votava, 949-748-3403