October 17, 2007
Sprint and MobileAccess Team to Deliver Pervasive, Multi-Service Wireless Connectivity
"Businesses demand strong wireless coverage not only for Sprint services, but for all their corporate mobile applications and they want it delivered over one seamless communications infrastructure to simplify network management and enhance productivity of employees," said Darlene Braunschweig, vice president of Custom Network Solutions for Sprint. "By working with MobileAccess, we are able to equip our customers with a single scalable, multi-service infrastructure that provides dependable coverage for all of the wireless data and voice services that drive their cell phones, laptops, public safety radios and future applications."
Having reliable in-building wireless voice and data applications is no longer a convenience; it is a necessity for increasing corporate productivity and efficiency. Sprint and MobileAccess are offering universal in-building and campus mobile solutions tailored to the needs of customers in education, financial services, healthcare, government, manufacturing, public safety and utilities, among others.
"In-building networks represent a strategic market opportunity for wireless service providers," said Cathy Zatloukal, president and CEO of MobileAccess. "Desktop and traditional wired communication systems are taking a back seat to wireless devices and applications, creating new and expanded customer opportunities. By teaming up to meet the new wireless needs of the enterprise, Sprint and MobileAccess are laying a state-of-the-art foundation that will address our customers' technology requirements now and well into the future."
An example of a business that is benefiting from the joint solution is Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California. Sprint is using the MobileAccess Universal Wireless Network to provide multi-service wireless coverage throughout the 511-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital. With this deployment, Sprint offers reliable, facility-wide access to the full range of wireless offerings available on its Nationwide Sprint PCS Network and Nextel National Network, using a multi-service infrastructure. Hoag can support voice and data communications over secure cellular, as well as WiFi and using telemetry infrastructure that requires only one installation. The solution strengthens Hoag's reputation as a state-of-the-art community hospital because the combined offering enables clinicians, physicians and caregivers to communicate among each other, access patient information throughout its campus, and the reliable wireless coverage allows hospital visitors to communicate more effectively and with ease.
Sprint is a leader in providing enhanced in-building and campus-wide network consulting, integration and fixed mobile convergence solutions. Sprint designs, deploys and maintains wireless networks and mobility solutions that deliver the productivity and efficiency of voice and data communications to virtually anywhere a business and their employees need them. The Custom Network Solutions team at Sprint offers 24/7 technical support and manages all stages of the customer deployment process, from the initial requirements assessment through installation and deployment with consultant-grade methods, procedures and tools. For more information about Sprint CNS, please visit www.sprint.com/cns.
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 54 million customers at the end of the second 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 www.sprint.com.
MobileAccess is an enterprise wireless innovator that provides a universal platform for connecting the people and applications that drive business. The MobileAccess Universal Wireless Network is the key to widespread wireless connectivity in hospitals, office buildings, public venues and other large-scale facilities. The company's intelligent, in-building infrastructure delivers business-quality performance, scalability, security and signal reliability to more than 1000 customers, including Fortune 1000 companies such as Lehman Brothers and Hearst Corporation, leading healthcare facilities such as Northwestern Memorial and Clarian Health, as well as many public sector customers such as Aladdin Resort and Casino, ALLTEL Stadium, American University, and the Oakland International Airport. For more information, visit www.mobileaccess.com.
SOURCE: Sprint Nextel
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