Black & Veatch Collaborates With Samsung for U.S. 4G Wireless Deployment Program to Enhance Speed and Features for Sprint Customers

Mar 22, 2011, 08:30 ET from Black & Veatch

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black & Veatch today announced its collaboration with Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) to perform a major U.S. wireless network upgrade program for Sprint (NYSE: S). The program spans multiple states and will implement Network Vision, the next evolution of the Sprint network.

Black & Veatch will provide a full suite of wireless site development services to support Samsung on this vital multi-year infrastructure program. This program will provide an enhanced network experience for Sprint customers by improving voice quality and providing faster data speeds, while creating network flexibility, reducing operating costs, and improving environmental sustainability. The program comprises thousands of cell sites and includes plans for Samsung to deploy next-generation, multi-mode base stations in markets from the Pacific Coast to the Great Lakes including San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago and Pittsburgh.

Tom Jasny, Samsung Mobile's  Vice President for Wireless Broadband Networks, stated, "We chose Black & Veatch for this program based on their impressive track record in similar deployments and their understanding of our business needs and those of our client. We are highly confident in Black & Veatch and we have great expectations for their execution on this sizable deployment."

Martin Travers, President of Black & Veatch's Telecommunications Division, said, "Samsung Mobile's impressive commitment to quality, its strong technical solutions and informed vision for the future will make this a successful deployment. Our Black & Veatch team will deliver superior site acquisition, architectural and engineering, project management and construction services nationwide working with a great team from Samsung."

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Black & Veatch (www.bv.com) is a global leader in the consulting, engineering, construction and operation of what the world needs now and in the future in the crucial areas of energy, water and telecommunications and in providing up-to-the-minute services in the fast changing federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, the employee-owned, $2.3 billion company operates out of over 110 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries.

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