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September 07, 2011

Sprint Continues Nationwide Ethernet Access Expansion for Businesses

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 07, 2011 - Building upon existing availability of Ethernet access, Sprint (NYSE: S) is extending the service to 65 markets by the end of 2011. Enhanced Ethernet access coverage for Sprint Global MPLS and Dedicated Internet Access provides businesses and wholesale partners with more opportunities to reduce network costs for high-bandwidth locations and simplify the complexity of maintaining multiple types of technologies.

Today, Sprint Ethernet access is offered in 40 markets nationwide and 37 countries globally. Sprint plans to launch new domestic markets and deepen penetration in existing markets by end of year, as well as expand availability globally next year.

As converging technologies and real-time applications continue to drive increasing demand for bandwidth, Sprint has enhanced its service by adding new and dedicated speeds to current aggregated speeds, with ranges of 2 Mbps to 10 Gbps, subject to market availability. Businesses can now select from 18 aggregated speeds and 16 dedicated speeds, choosing the port speeds that best fit their network needs. Aggregated Ethernet access can provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional TDM access, while Dedicated Ethernet access expands easily to meet specific customer bandwidth needs, offering fixed-rate and fractional (burstable) billing.

“Our customers are enjoying the flexibility and simplicity of Ethernet, with Sprint serving as the single point of contact to provide businesses and wholesale partners an end-to-end network solution,” said Monnie McGaffigan, vice president of wireline, international and strategic alliances – Sprint. “Sprint Ethernet access can help lower network and equipment costs, and when backed by our industry-leading, service-level agreements, can provide the assurance businesses demand for connectivity and business continuity.”

By the end of this year, Ethernet access will be available in new markets including:

     
Albuquerque, N.M.   Madison, Wis.
Birmingham, Ala.   Memphis, Tenn.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa   Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
Charlotte, N.C.   Nashville, Tenn.
Cincinnati   New Orleans, La.
Cleveland   Norfolk/Newport News, Va.
Denver   Portland, Ore.
Des Moines, Iowa   Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
Fresno, Calif.   Salt Lake City
Honolulu   Seattle/Tacoma
Jacksonville, Fla.   Syracuse, N.Y.
Las Vegas   Tucson, Ariz.
    Winston Salem/Greensboro, N.C.
 

Ethernet Access is available from Sprint today in these 40 markets:

         
Atlanta   Kansas City, Mo.   Reston, Va.
Austin, Texas   Los Angeles   Richmond, Va.
Baltimore   Miami   Sacramento, Calif.
Boston   Milwaukee, Wis.   San Antonio
Buffalo, N.Y.   New York City   San Diego
Central New Jersey   Northern New Jersey   San Francisco/Oakland
Chicago   Oklahoma City, Okla.   San Jose, Calif.
Columbus, Ohio   Omaha, Neb.   St. Louis
Dallas/Ft. Worth   Orlando, Fla.   Sarasota, Fla.
Detroit   Philadelphia   Stamford/Bridgeport/New Haven, Conn.
Hartford, Conn.   Phoenix   Stockton, Calif.
Houston   Pittsburgh   Tampa, Fla.
Indianapolis   Providence, R.I.   Tulsa, Okla.
        Washington, D.C.
   

Ethernet access is available through Sprint Business, which is comprised 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.

For more information on converged solutions, visit www.sprint.com/convergence or contact your Sprint account team. To join in the latest discussions and learn more about business solutions available through convergence, visit the Seamless Enterprise at www.seamlessenterprise.com.

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 52 million customers at the end of 2Q 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. 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 or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

Contact(s):

Sprint
Stephanie Greenwood, 913-315-1612
stephanie.greenwood@sprint.com


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