August 02, 2007

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2007--Recognizing the need for robust voice and data solutions that align with their growing business, Outsource Partners International (OPI), a leading professional services firm that is solely dedicated to finance and accounting outsourcing, is working with Sprint (NYSE:S) for a variety of communications services. For secure data connectivity and Voice over IP (VoIP) between all corporate locations and to provide video backhaul services for their clients, OPI is relying on Sprint Global MPLS VPN, as well as using long-distance and toll-free voice services. They also benefit from video conferencing for collaboration between their global offices and some client locations.

"With Sprint’s comprehensive suite of communications offerings we have been able to expand our footprint in such locations as India, Bulgaria and the UK with ease and without compromising the first-rate data and network security levels demanded of our business," says Glen Baker, OPI’s Chief Information Officer.

As a long-time Sprint customer, OPI originally turned to Sprint for data connectivity between their New York City and India locations. As OPI grew to new locations in the U.S. and internationally, they have been migrating to MPLS capabilities because they recognized the need for a secure and cost-effective data solution that is easily scalable for continued growth. Also, converging voice and data onto the same IP/MPLS network delivered simplicity to their network management.

OPI also enjoys Sprint Mobile Broadband services with connection cards to keep mobile employees connected while they are on the road. Sprint has the largest mobile broadband network (including both EV-DO and EV-DO Rev. A), reaching more than 209 million people nationwide in more than 11,600 cities and 1,000 airports.

"Businesses like OPI are continually seeing the value in Sprint’s Global MPLS VPN service for data and voice access in terms of the scalability, robust network security, redundancy measures and integration with Sprint Mobile Broadband and remote access services to provide them and their customers with connectivity to their information and applications whenever and wherever they need it," said Bob Johnson, regional president of sales for Sprint.

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 is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving 53.6 million customers at the end of the first quarter 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit

About Outsource Partners International, Inc.

Outsource Partners International, Inc. (OPI) is a leading professional services firm dedicated entirely to the provision of finance, accounting and tax outsourcing. OPI collaborates with each client to deliver customized business process outsourcing solutions that range from single service functions, such as accounts payable or accounts receivable, to full-service finance and accounting, including general ledger accounting, SEC financial reporting and risk management. OPI’s client-partners benefit from improved financial operations including increased efficiency, flexibility, and transparency, while minimizing risks and costs.

OPI was built and is managed by experienced professional accountants, most of whom are former Big Four accounting firm partners and managers. This unique heritage underlies a strong spirit of partnership with its clients. Placing service and quality first has enabled OPI to build an impressive portfolio of satisfied clients who serve as real-world examples of the benefits of outsourcing.

OPI has more than 1,500 associates operating in its offices throughout the United States, Europe and India. For more information about OPI and its finance and accounting solutions, visit

Stephanie Greenwood, 913-794-3658

SOURCE: Sprint Nextel