September 27, 2011
Sprint to Offer Mobility Management Services for Businesses
Sprint to offer services that help Businesses Simplify the Management of Cross-Carrier Mobile Assets
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 27, 2011 - Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced the launch of Sprint Mobility Management, a comprehensive and cross-carrier suite of managed services that simplifies the complexities of mobility, helps businesses to maximize value for their mobile spend, and frees resources to be more productive and focus on the core business. Sprint Mobility Management puts businesses in control with security and policy management, and delivers the visibility needed to make smart mobility decisions by providing them with access to three leading mobile solution providers – Bluefish Wireless, Manage Mobility and Vision Wireless – giving Sprint a portfolio of services that can be targeted to customers’ unique requirements.
Sprint Mobility Management supplies businesses with a single tool that effectively manages expenses, troubleshooting and procurement for all end-users – across all carriers. By making it easier for businesses to monitor and manage an entire portfolio of mobile devices, services, applications and carriers, they can optimize communications investments and integrate mobility into business processes, services and products. In addition, businesses will be able to consolidate mobile spending within one user-friendly tool, provide a single contact for dedicated support and manage mobile assets from end to end via an intuitive Web portal. Sprint Mobility Management gives customers the tools to implement security services, policy tracking and enforcement for mobile assets, helping protect against security threats.
“The wide range of mobile devices and operating systems often makes it hard for vendors to cost-justify developing security tools for any specific hardware/operating system combination. Our multi-carrier approach will help Sprint Business customers effectively support and secure a broad range of mobile devices, from smartphones to tablets to laptops,” said Tom Roberts, vice president of business marketing-Sprint. “As businesses continue to incorporate mobility into all aspects of their core processes, this broad range of management and policy enforcement capabilities, available from our ecosystem of leading mobility management providers, will be an important asset to our business customers.”
“Sprint Mobility Management is another excellent example of our partner approach to meet the quickly evolving needs of today’s IT decision makers; one that will allow our customers to easily reconfigure devices, services and applications to reflect the changing enterprise mobility environment,” said Callie Merritt-Jones, director of channel partnerships-Sprint. “Sprint Business customers now get the benefit of top-notch professional management and innovative, hosted software from our partners Bluefish Wireless, Manage Mobility and Vision Wireless.”
Sprint Mobility Management 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 Machine-to-Machine (M2M) partners and solutions.
About Bluefish Wireless
Bluefish designs, deploys and manages enterprise-level, mobile telecom programs. Established as a Sprint Business Solutions Provider in 2001 and expanding into a Sprint Mobility Management Partner in 2011, Bluefish has over 10 years of experience in Mobile Telecom Management. Proprietary web-based applications, enhanced 24/7 phone support, on-location deployment services, custom software integrations, individualized procurement profiling, customized reporting, cross-carrier expense management, complete transaction management, and program consulting make up what Bluefish has to offer Sprint and its customers. For more information, visit www.bluefishwireless.net.
About Manage Mobility
Manage Mobility is national telecom management and logistics firm providing fully-customized wireless solutions. End users range from Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, to small business and public sector accounts. Manage Mobility combines wireless hardware, software, procurement, asset tracking, reporting, security, M2M and Telecom Expense Management solutions to offer customers one point of contact for all their mobility needs. Visit them online at www.managemobility.com.
About Vision Wireless
Vision Wireless is a leading provider of multi-carrier wireless mobility management (WMM) solutions, including wireless telecom expense management (TEM) and mobile device management (MDM), for enterprise and public sector clients of all sizes. Vision leverages its own advanced technology and proven best practices to automate the business processes associated with mobile device lifecycle management, delivering significant financial and operational benefits to its clients. Key features of Vision’s WMM/TEM solutions include: eProcurement, Asset/Inventory Management, Specialized Deployment, Change Management Support, Tier-1 End User Wireless Help Desk, Billing Analysis/Reporting and Telecom Expense Management. Learn more about Vision at http://www.visionwirelessllc.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.
Walter Fowler, 646-448-8180