Sprint, XO Strike MVNO Deal

Sprint will deliver MVNO wireless services to XO Communications

October 4, 2011

2 Min Read

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and HERNDON, Va. -- Sprint [NYSE: S] Wholesale Solutions and XO Communications today announced an agreement whereby Sprint will deliver MVNO wireless services to XO Communications, a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications solutions for businesses and service providers. The deal includes Sprint’s Wholesale Mobile Integration (WMI) services to converge wireline and wireless services into one conjoined solution. Pricing and provisions are also included in the deal that would enable XO Communications to deploy 4G products and services for its small- and medium-sized business (SMB) customers.

XO Communications will leverage Sprint’s WMI services and wireless network to offer businesses multiple mobile wireless communications services, including a groundbreaking fixed mobile convergence (FMC) solution. The XO FMC solution will enable businesses to take advantage of fixed mobile convergence and their increasing deployment of VoIP, SIP trunking and in-building WiFi networks to deliver greater productivity, reduced mobile call costs and improved communications for employees. As a future capability of the XO solution, calls made from mobile phones within a customer’s premise will be connected via WiFi access points and will be routed over existing wireline network infrastructure. Outside the office the mobile device will work like a regular mobile phone, enjoying ubiquitous coverage through the Sprint wireless network. XO Communications expects to launch the service commercially in mid-2012.

With more than a decade of experience in launching private-label wireless, Sprint is the only national wireless carrier in the United States that provides wholesale customers access to 4G, the most advanced wireless technology on the market.

“We are excited to enter this relationship with XO Communications and arm them with an attractive mobility solution as part of their services portfolio,” said Matt Carter, president-Sprint Wholesale Solutions and New Ventures. “Sprint will help XO Communications eliminate the line between wireline and wireless to efficiently deliver on both, allowing their customers to reduce costs and increase productivity and reliability. We are enabling improved business flexibility and worker mobility.”

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S)

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