Sprint Expands Ethernet Footprint

Carrier also expands key convergence, access capabilities in 2010

May 25, 2010

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- While high costs for traditional access to IP services strain business resources, Sprint offers businesses and wholesale partners Ethernet access as a simple, cost-effective solution for implementing Sprint Global MPLS and Sprint Dedicated Internet Access (DIA). Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced the expansion of its U.S. Ethernet footprint to Central and Northern New Jersey, Stockton, Calif., and Baltimore, Md., and has deepened its coverage in 10 U.S. markets.

Sprint now offers comprehensive Ethernet access in 28 markets nationwide and 35 countries globally. Sprint expects to further enhance and expand coverage in an additional 16 U.S. markets later this year.

Enhanced Ethernet access coverage for Sprint Global MPLS and DIA provides businesses and wholesale partners more opportunities that can reduce network costs for high-bandwidth locations and to simplify the complexity of maintaining multiple types of technologies.

Sprint's Ethernet access solution connects from the customer's premises to the Sprint Global MPLS or DIA networks using an Ethernet local loop. This allows customers to enjoy 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 solution. Other benefits include:

  • Flexible speeds ranging from 2 Mbps to 1 Gbps, subject to market availability, which easily scales to fit customer's needs.

  • Opportunity to lower costs for both equipment and IP services when compared to traditional access.

  • Network and customer-specific performance SLAs.

"Businesses experience tremendous value in our convergence and workplace connectivity solutions, particularly in boosting speed, flexibility and redundancy," said Tom Roberts, vice president of business marketing, Sprint. "Our convergence expertise helps customers streamline network infrastructure and deploy solutions that operate similarly in mobile and fixed environments to ensure the end-user experience is seamless."

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S)

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