Sprint Names New President of International Group

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sprint

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE:   FON, PCS)
 announced today that Yousef B. Javadi has been named president of Sprint
 International, where he will drive the expansion of Sprint's Tier 1 Internet
 backbone throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SPRINTLOGO )
     Javadi will report to Len J. Lauer, president of Sprint Global Markets
 Group.  In his new role, Javadi will guide the build-out of Sprint's global
 Internet backbone, which will extend IP services to approximately 80 percent
 of the world's Internet market by the end of 2003.  Sprint plans to connect
 15 cities on an industry-leading 10-gigabit per second European backbone by
 the end of this year.  By the end of 2003, the network is envisioned to
 encompass 35 cities and 19 countries worldwide.
     "Yousef brings an in-depth knowledge of international markets, an
 engineer's understanding of telecommunications networks and proven marketing
 and sales skills that will help establish Sprint as a leading integrated
 communications provider in the world market," Lauer said.
     With nearly 20 years experience in telecommunications, Javadi joins Sprint
 from his current position as chief operating officer of PRIMUS
 Telecommunications North America, (Nasdaq: PRTL) a global network provider
 with networks in 12 countries and interconnections with local carriers in
 30 nations.  As a key member of the senior executive team, he contributed to
 the growth of PRIMUS's annual revenue from $1 million to $1.2 billion in four
 years.  In addition, he participated in numerous acquisitions and the
 expansion of the company's network facilities and in' the construction of data
 centers, switching centers and ATM networks.
     Prior to joining PRIMUS, Javadi was vice president of business development
 for GE Americom, a satellite-based communication carrier and a division of GE
 Capital.  There he helped establish GE Starsys, a new venture in wireless
 messaging and data networking and was appointed president of the venture.  His
 career also includes six years with Overseas Telecom Inc., where he served as
 vice president of sales and marketing.  He also served as director of
 international marketing and director of global communications services for
 MCI.
     Javadi earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters Degree in
 mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
     Steve Signoff, who has served as acting president of Sprint International
 since September, will continue as a Sprint International vice president,
 reporting to Javadi.  Signoff will continue to play a key role in Sprint's
 expansion plans.   "Steve has done an outstanding job of helping us develop
 and roll-out our international plans," Lauer said.  "His continuing role in
 the international organization will ensure the continuity and consistency that
 are so critical in meeting our goals and objectives."
 
     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.
 The company built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-
 digital, fiber-optic network and provides a portfolio of advanced data
 communications services. It 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.
 
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    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE:   FON, PCS)
 announced today that Yousef B. Javadi has been named president of Sprint
 International, where he will drive the expansion of Sprint's Tier 1 Internet
 backbone throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SPRINTLOGO )
     Javadi will report to Len J. Lauer, president of Sprint Global Markets
 Group.  In his new role, Javadi will guide the build-out of Sprint's global
 Internet backbone, which will extend IP services to approximately 80 percent
 of the world's Internet market by the end of 2003.  Sprint plans to connect
 15 cities on an industry-leading 10-gigabit per second European backbone by
 the end of this year.  By the end of 2003, the network is envisioned to
 encompass 35 cities and 19 countries worldwide.
     "Yousef brings an in-depth knowledge of international markets, an
 engineer's understanding of telecommunications networks and proven marketing
 and sales skills that will help establish Sprint as a leading integrated
 communications provider in the world market," Lauer said.
     With nearly 20 years experience in telecommunications, Javadi joins Sprint
 from his current position as chief operating officer of PRIMUS
 Telecommunications North America, (Nasdaq: PRTL) a global network provider
 with networks in 12 countries and interconnections with local carriers in
 30 nations.  As a key member of the senior executive team, he contributed to
 the growth of PRIMUS's annual revenue from $1 million to $1.2 billion in four
 years.  In addition, he participated in numerous acquisitions and the
 expansion of the company's network facilities and in' the construction of data
 centers, switching centers and ATM networks.
     Prior to joining PRIMUS, Javadi was vice president of business development
 for GE Americom, a satellite-based communication carrier and a division of GE
 Capital.  There he helped establish GE Starsys, a new venture in wireless
 messaging and data networking and was appointed president of the venture.  His
 career also includes six years with Overseas Telecom Inc., where he served as
 vice president of sales and marketing.  He also served as director of
 international marketing and director of global communications services for
 MCI.
     Javadi earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters Degree in
 mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
     Steve Signoff, who has served as acting president of Sprint International
 since September, will continue as a Sprint International vice president,
 reporting to Javadi.  Signoff will continue to play a key role in Sprint's
 expansion plans.   "Steve has done an outstanding job of helping us develop
 and roll-out our international plans," Lauer said.  "His continuing role in
 the international organization will ensure the continuity and consistency that
 are so critical in meeting our goals and objectives."
 
     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.
 The company built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-
 digital, fiber-optic network and provides a portfolio of advanced data
 communications services. It 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.
 
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