June 19, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
Sprint to Expand Ethernet Access Nationwide to Reduce Complexity and Costs for Businesses

Building upon the continued strong demand from businesses for Ethernet access, Sprint (NYSE: S) plans to extend the service to 143 markets domestically and 38 countries globally by the end of 2012; this includes building out existing markets and expanding into new markets. Available for both business and wholesale partners, Ethernet access over Sprint’s all-IP network for Global MPLS and Dedicated Internet Access provides more opportunities to reduce network costs for high-bandwidth locations and simplify the complexity of maintaining multiple types of technologies.

“Today’s IT leaders increasingly need services that help them reduce costs, simplify networks and enable greater flexibility and scalability for the future,” said Mike Fitz, vice president –solutions engineering and converged services, Sprint. “Sprint Ethernet access answers the call, while providing the bandwidth, speed and assurance businesses demand for connectivity and business continuity – backed by our industry-leading service-level agreements and delivered over an all-IP network.”

Over the past few years, Sprint has been actively expanding its Ethernet access footprint. As converging technologies and real-time applications continue to drive increasing demand for bandwidth, Sprint Ethernet provides dedicated and aggregated speeds ranging from 2 Mbps to 1 Gbps, subject to market availability. Businesses can select from 18 aggregated speeds and 16 dedicated speeds, choosing the port speeds that best fit their network needs. Aggregated Ethernet access can provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional TDM access, while Dedicated Ethernet access expands easily to meet specific customer bandwidth needs, offering fixed-rate and fractional (burstable) billing.

For more information on 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 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 served more than 56 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2012 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. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers and most improved in customer satisfaction across all industries during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 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.

Contacts:

Sprint
Stephanie Greenwood, 913-315-1612
stephanie.greenwood@sprint.com
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