Sprint Enhances Communication Solutions with Engineering And Consulting Services

Sprint Plus Services(SM) Meet Enterprise Customers' Demand for Networking

Expertise



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sprint

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet customers' increasing
 demand for network and technical expertise, Sprint (NYSE:   FON) today announced
 Sprint Plus Services(SM), an enhancement to Sprint's comprehensive network
 engineering and consulting services that helps enterprise customers plan,
 implement and manage specialized voice and data network solutions.  Through
 Sprint Plus Services, Sprint's field engineers, technicians and program
 managers are now available to provide expert services to customers requiring
 assistance with the technical design, configuration and implementation of
 their network.  These new services are ideal for customers who need quick
 implementation of specialized network solutions, but lack the in-house
 capabilities to provide such support efficiently.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SPRINTLOGO )
     "As voice and data networking becomes ever more critical to the
 enterprise, the need for experienced network professionals grows," said Rick
 Lochner, vice president of Sprint's central area engineering and application
 support group.  "Sprint's network professionals have the product knowledge,
 technical expertise and project management skills to help customers quickly
 and efficiently implement difficult network solutions and maximize IT
 budgets."
     Sprint Plus Services support legacy voice and data network solutions, as
 well as next generation networks and network convergence.  For merging
 businesses, Sprint Plus Services will assist with network consolidation and
 integration.
 
     Sprint Plus Services include:
     -- Trouble Resolution - Isolation and repair of non-Sprint network-related
        problems
     -- Network Baseline and Performance Analysis - Analysis of existing
        networks, evaluating network efficiency or need for redesign
     -- Professional Design/Redesign - Customer requirements audit, including
        non-Sprint locations, users, applications and application distribution
     -- Configuration Support - Configuration of enterprise-owned and -managed
        customer premises equipment (CPE)
     -- Proof of Concept - Detailed network and design trials at a Sprint
        testing facility
     -- Disaster Recovery and Assessment - Assessment of a customer's overall
        network vulnerability, followed by preventative design recommendations
     -- Convergence Engineering - Study of the existing network infrastructure
        and an assessment of a customer's network convergence options
     -- Program Management - Management of concept, planning, assessment and
        execution of IT-based projects
 
     "Sprint has networking professionals around the United States, ready to
 support enterprise customers, including long-term, on-site support options,"
 said Lochner.  "With Sprint Plus Services, the enterprise can reduce the time
 and effort given over to developing and implementing networking solutions and,
 instead, focus on other mission critical business requirements."
 
     About Sprint
     Sprint is a world-class global communications company -- at the forefront
 of integrating wireline and wireless communications services.  Sprint is a
 large carrier of Internet traffic and a leader in broadband communications.
 Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital,
 fiber-optic network and provides a portfolio of advanced data communications
 services.  Sprint operates the largest 100-percent digital, 100-percent
 nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States, already serving the
 majority of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities
 and communities across the country.  Sprint has $23 billion in annual revenues
 and serves more than 23 million business and residential customers.
 
 

SOURCE Sprint
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet customers' increasing
 demand for network and technical expertise, Sprint (NYSE:   FON) today announced
 Sprint Plus Services(SM), an enhancement to Sprint's comprehensive network
 engineering and consulting services that helps enterprise customers plan,
 implement and manage specialized voice and data network solutions.  Through
 Sprint Plus Services, Sprint's field engineers, technicians and program
 managers are now available to provide expert services to customers requiring
 assistance with the technical design, configuration and implementation of
 their network.  These new services are ideal for customers who need quick
 implementation of specialized network solutions, but lack the in-house
 capabilities to provide such support efficiently.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SPRINTLOGO )
     "As voice and data networking becomes ever more critical to the
 enterprise, the need for experienced network professionals grows," said Rick
 Lochner, vice president of Sprint's central area engineering and application
 support group.  "Sprint's network professionals have the product knowledge,
 technical expertise and project management skills to help customers quickly
 and efficiently implement difficult network solutions and maximize IT
 budgets."
     Sprint Plus Services support legacy voice and data network solutions, as
 well as next generation networks and network convergence.  For merging
 businesses, Sprint Plus Services will assist with network consolidation and
 integration.
 
     Sprint Plus Services include:
     -- Trouble Resolution - Isolation and repair of non-Sprint network-related
        problems
     -- Network Baseline and Performance Analysis - Analysis of existing
        networks, evaluating network efficiency or need for redesign
     -- Professional Design/Redesign - Customer requirements audit, including
        non-Sprint locations, users, applications and application distribution
     -- Configuration Support - Configuration of enterprise-owned and -managed
        customer premises equipment (CPE)
     -- Proof of Concept - Detailed network and design trials at a Sprint
        testing facility
     -- Disaster Recovery and Assessment - Assessment of a customer's overall
        network vulnerability, followed by preventative design recommendations
     -- Convergence Engineering - Study of the existing network infrastructure
        and an assessment of a customer's network convergence options
     -- Program Management - Management of concept, planning, assessment and
        execution of IT-based projects
 
     "Sprint has networking professionals around the United States, ready to
 support enterprise customers, including long-term, on-site support options,"
 said Lochner.  "With Sprint Plus Services, the enterprise can reduce the time
 and effort given over to developing and implementing networking solutions and,
 instead, focus on other mission critical business requirements."
 
     About Sprint
     Sprint is a world-class global communications company -- at the forefront
 of integrating wireline and wireless communications services.  Sprint is a
 large carrier of Internet traffic and a leader in broadband communications.
 Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital,
 fiber-optic network and provides a portfolio of advanced data communications
 services.  Sprint operates the largest 100-percent digital, 100-percent
 nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States, already serving the
 majority of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities
 and communities across the country.  Sprint has $23 billion in annual revenues
 and serves more than 23 million business and residential customers.
 
 SOURCE  Sprint