January 06, 2011

Smoothstone and Sprint to Offer Enterprise Class Converged Communications Solutions from the Cloud

 Louisville, Ky. and Overland Park, Kan. – Jan. 6, 2011 – Smoothstone, the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise communication applications and services, and Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the availability of Smoothstone’s cloud-based voice solutions combined with Mobile Integration delivered over the Sprint Global MPLS network to provide unprecedented flexibility and performance for the most dynamic and demanding businesses.

For enterprises needing PBX functionality from the cloud extended to Sprint mobile phones, providing mobility, accessibility, and enhanced productivity for employees, the integrated solution from Smoothstone and Sprint delivers converged technology without the significant capital investment of on-premise PBX systems. Users benefit from having a single number where they can be reached in or out of the office, a single voice mail, abbreviated dialing plans and sophisticated group and personal call controls. The integration of Smoothstone’s cloud-based applications and services platform with Sprint’s award winning Global MPLS network and full Quality of Service (QoS) management, creates a powerful suite of Smoothstone tools that provide real-time monitoring of call quality and application performance.
“Smoothstone’s unique portfolio of cloud-based voice solutions go way beyond the capabilities of a standard on-premise IP-PBX,” said Jon Jorgl, Smoothstone’s Chief Development Officer. ”We deliver all the functionality you would expect from a cloud based IP-PBX along with full disaster recovery and survivability features, advanced corporate governance tools including real-time call reporting and comprehensive call recording options, and optional contact center applications that meet the needs of centralized or distributed agents.”
Smoothstone’s applications and services can be fully integrated with a customer’s existing IP or legacy TDM infrastructure where required, preserving investments already made in telephony infrastructure and providing a seamless enterprise-wide solution.

“The flexibility of deployment that Smoothstone offers is a big advantage for our business customers,” said Monnie McGaffigan, vice president of wireline, international and strategic alliances, Sprint. “The largest enterprises see the value of converged IP communications with full mobile integration, but many do not have the resources or budgets to completely replace their existing infrastructure.  Our combined solution enables a complex enterprise to migrate to a fully converged solution at a pace that makes sense for their business.”
Smoothstone’s application and services are available to Sprint customers now. 
Sprint Global MPLS, Mobile Integration and other converged solutions are available through Sprint Business, which is composed of sales, support, marketing and operations personnel solely dedicated to enterprise, small and medium-sized business and public sector customers. Sprint delivers wireless, wireline and converged solutions for companies, drawing on its 3G and 4G wireless capabilities, push-to-talk network, Global IP network and growing portfolio of M2M partners and solutions. To join in the latest discussions and learn more about business solutions available through convergence, visit www.seamlessenterprise.com or www.sprint.com/convergence.

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 48.8 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2010 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, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 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 orwww.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

About Smoothstone
Smoothstone IP Communications is the leading provider of cloud based communications for the enterprise - including MPLS-based application network management, enterprise voice, unified threat management, advanced contact center solutions, unified messaging and collaboration tools–all delivered as a unified suite of cloud-based applications. Smoothstone´s scalable, on-demand applications and services can be integrated with a customer´s existing network and telecommunications infrastructure, operational processes, and employee activities, enabling a customer to migrate to unified IP communications as their business requirements dictate. For more information, visit www.smoothstone.com or call 800.773.3037.




Stephanie Greenwood, Sprint

Bill Yackey
Manager of Marketing Communications
Smoothstone IP Communications

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