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Southwest inks three-year communications deal with Sprint for voice, data, and critical network backup
January 6, 2003
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Sprint (NYSE: FON - News, PCS - News) today announced a new three-year agreement to deliver a range of both voice and high-speed data services to Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV - News). Specific terms of the deal are not being disclosed. The new agreement includes voice services to connect Southwest Airlines' Reservation Centers with customers. Sprint also will deliver high-speed, frame relay data services to connect Southwest's corporate sites and to provide back-up connectivity to airports around the country. "Southwest Airlines went through an exhaustive process to select a communications provider that met its standards on many different dimensions -- from technical expertise and customer service to financial stability," said Tim Kelly, president, Sprint Business. "By providing a combination of primary and backup services, we believe we can help Southwest achieve the network diversity and reliability that is critical in the today's business environment. We are very pleased to have earned their business and their trust." Sprint Corp.
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