PITT OHIO EXPRESS, honored by the Gartner Group for IT innovation, renews Sprint contract for Dedicated IP, MPLS and Managed Services
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 13, 2009--
Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today that PITT OHIO EXPRESS has renewed its
agreement for Sprint to provide wireline services to PITT OHIO, which is
known across the LTL (less-than-truckload) industry for its innovative
The two-year, $600,000 agreement includes Dedicated IP, MPLS and Managed
Services. Through a previous agreement, PITT OHIO EXPRESS also relies on
Sprint for push-to-talk service, using 1,500 Nextel Direct Connect®
handsets to manage its drivers and fleet.
PITT OHIO EXPRESS was honored in 2009 by the Gartner Group with the
Midsize Enterprise Summit Vision Award. This is the second time PITT
OHIO has received an award from the Gartner Group and the first time in
this category, which recognizes the Innovative Use of Networking, Voice
and Data Communications.
“PITT OHIO EXPRESS is highly respected for its innovative use of
communications technology to support exceptional customer experience,”
said John Dupree, vice president – Enterprise and Federal,
Sprint. “Sprint is proud to be a partner in developing wireline and
wireless solutions that help PITT OHIO distinguish itself in a highly
PITT OHIO EXPRESS delivers over 10,000 shipments daily throughout the
Mid-Atlantic Region, with an astounding 97 percent on-time delivery,
making it one of the most reliable LTL carriers in the nation.
“Sprint has demonstrated that they share our dedication to quality and
service,” said Michael Cisek, Director - Emerging Infrastructure &
Operations Support. “A proven track record of superior customer service,
support and network performance made Sprint the right choice to continue
providing mission-critical communications for our operations.”
Sprint serves PITT OHIO EXPRESS through its newly formed Business
Markets Group (BMG). Composed of more than 4,000 sales, support,
marketing and operations personnel, Sprint’s BMG is dedicated solely to
enterprise, general business and public sector customers. BMG offers a
unique combination of 3G and 4G technologies and applications, including
integrated wireless-wireline services. The Sprint BMG unit delivers
wireless, wireline and converged solutions for companies, drawing on the
nation’s most dependable 3G mobile broadband network,*,the fastest
national push-to-talk network (based on call setup), and a comprehensive
solutions portfolio of devices and applications.
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 wireless networks serving more than 49 million customers at the end
of the fourth quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
About PITT OHIO EXPRESS
In adhering to their "We're Always There For You" signature commitment,
PITT OHIO EXPRESS is dedicated to providing their customers with the
best value in LTL transportation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, PITT OHIO EXPRESS services the entire Mid-Atlantic Region,
Including: Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois,
Indiana and the Greater Triad area of North Carolina.
* “Dependable” based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data
connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top
50 most populous markets from January 2008 to February 2009.
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