Bonnier Corporation Relies on Sprint for End-to-End Network Design
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2009--
Constantly evolving business applications, technologies and network
infrastructure can bring complex management challenges to corporate IT
departments. With its focus on delivering converged wireless and
wireline solutions to businesses, Sprint (NYSE: S) is well-positioned to
understand such complexity and to support customers with a robust
portfolio of managed network solutions to meet the varied needs.
About 10 years ago, Sprint was at the forefront in offering managed
services when it became the first Internet provider to offer a
comprehensive managed IP VPN service for data. Sprint continues to
enhance its managed solutions portfolio to help business customers
optimize their network and align IT strategies with business priorities
– whether it’s planning, implementing or end-to-end management of
converged voice and data networks.
“Sprint Managed Network Solutions are critical to enabling complex
business applications and next generation technologies, including those
that enable unified communications,” said Tim Donahue, vice president of
Business Marketing, Sprint. “The integrated and scalable solutions we
offer give companies the flexibility to combine service and support when
and where needed, ensuring applications run efficiently and at peak
performance now and in the future.”
For many years, Sprint has been the data provider to Bonnier
Corporation, one of the largest consumer publishing groups in the United
States. Bonnier recently experienced significant growth because of
multiple acquisitions. They use an MPLS networking solution to gain the
security and flexibility needed for their rapidly expanding business.
Bonnier has relied on Sprint for managed network services to help design
and implement a scalable MPLS network to consolidate facilities and to
converge all voice, video and data on the same network.
“Sprint has been a vital partner, working closely with us to ensure a
smooth same-day implementation,” said Tim Hagan, director of Information
Technology, Bonnier Corporation. “The managed services team acts as the
eyes and ears of the network, and they proactively make sure the network
is running at its maximum potential and act immediately to resolve any
Whether the need is for a turnkey, top-tier option or a lesser level of
support, Sprint Managed Network Solutions enable businesses to:
manage costs while maintaining a secure, reliable, and flexible
manage and monitor increasingly complex network infrastructure to
maximize security and minimize downtime.
optimize IT resources, focusing those individuals’ energies on
strategic business initiatives rather than the tasks of keeping up
with evolving network technologies.
Sprint Managed Network Solutions are available through Sprint’s newly
formed Business Markets Group (BMG). Composed of more than 4,000 sales,
support, marketing and operations personnel, BMG is solely dedicated to
enterprise, general business and public sector customers. BMG delivers
wireless, wireline and converged solutions for companies, drawing on the
nation’s most dependable 3G mobile broadband network,* 4G capabilities
that are well ahead of Sprint’s competition, the fastest national
push-to-talk network,** and a comprehensive solutions portfolio of
devices and applications.
For more information on Sprint 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 wireline
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 is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including
two wireless networks serving almost 49 million customers at the end of
the second quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s customer-focused strategy
has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction
scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
* “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 May 2009. Not all services
available on 3G and coverage may default to separate network when 3G
** “Fastest” based on initial call setup time.
Stephanie Greenwood, 913-794-3658