OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sep 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Completed Wholesale Mobile Integration testing with Mitel unified communications solution Sprint's wholesale business unit today announced the availability of Wholesale Mobile Integration, the company's newest fixed mobile convergence service. Wholesale Mobile Integration enables Sprint's wholesale customers to deliver a converged solution to their business customers, integrating their wireline and wireless voice networks.
This solution creates a simplified and seamless mobile unified communications experience for end users. Sprint has collaborated with BroadSoft to seamlessly bring together wireless and VoIP elements for service provider customers. In addition to BroadSoft, Sprint is working with other VoIP platform providers and has successfully completed testing with Mitel®, a leading provider of unified communications software solutions and services.
Demand for wireless connectivity continues to grow, with business subscribers expected to grow 7.1 percent over the next three years, outpacing consumer growth estimates of 2.3 percent.(1) Wholesale Mobile Integration responds to this demand by enabling carriers, cable operators and other communication service providers to deliver an integrated solution that leverages their existing VoIP platforms, creating a compelling wireless and wireline bundle.
Sprint's Wholesale Mobile Integration enables wholesale customers to extend their hosted or SIP trunked unified communications services to mobile devices. Many features, such as single-number calling to reach both an employee's desk or mobile phone; seamless call transfers between the two devices; and one integrated voice mail platform, have shown to improve employee productivity. The service offers efficient communication options and provides a consistent user experience, independent of an individual's location or communication device. It also extends a broad range of business desk phone features to a user's mobile device, including abbreviated (4-digit) extension dialing, call center applications, and selective call acceptance/rejection.
"We are thrilled at the launch of Wholesale Mobile Integration, as this product delivers on our promise to integrate wireless and wireline and brings converged solutions to the marketplace," said Dan Dooley, president-Sprint Wholesale. "Furthermore, our relationship with BroadSoft will help us deliver comprehensive business voice and enable robust mobile unified communications solutions to our customers."
By collaborating with BroadSoft, the leading global provider of application server technology that enables fixed-line, mobile and cable service providers to deliver voice and multimedia services over their IP-based networks, Sprint will extend its reach to U.S.-based carriers that do not currently have wireless networks.
"By joining forces with Sprint Wholesale, our fixed-line carrier customers now have access to wireless assets that enable them to integrate mobile communication services into their expanding business services portfolios," said Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer for BroadSoft. "Sprint Wholesale Mobile Integration further enhances BroadWorks Unified Communications -- a carrier-hosted communications solution that enables an organization's employees to stay connected anytime, virtually anywhere and using the communication method the individual prefers, whether voice, text messaging, video conferencing and calling, or web collaboration, and whether they are sitting at an office desk or if they are using a mobile device."
Learn more about Sprint Wholesale Mobile Integration at poweryourideas.com.
(1) Source: IDC, 2009
Sprint Wholesale provides customized wireless, M2M, wireline and VoIP services to hundreds of partners worldwide, which serve millions of wireless and VoIP customers. By reselling our leading-edge, world-class assets in white-label form, including an award-winning 3G network and the first wireless 4G network available from a national carrier, Sprint has become a preferred provider of wholesale telecommunications solutions for businesses around the world. Sprint Wholesale thrives on helping our partners bring their unique ideas to life. Visit poweryourideas.com to learn more.
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 48.1 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2010 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, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. With its customer-focused strategy, you can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
BroadSoft provides software that enables fixed-line, mobile and cable service providers to deliver voice and multimedia services over their IP-based networks. The Company's software, BroadWorks®, enables service providers to provide enterprises and consumers with a range of cloud-based, or hosted, IP multimedia communications, such as hosted IP private branch exchanges, video calling, unified communications, collaboration and converged mobile and fixed-line services.
Mitel Networks is a global provider of business communications solutions and services, consisting of unified communications and collaboration software applications, IP telephony platforms, mobility applications and managed and network services. Mitel enables businesses of all sizes to move beyond basic fixed telephony tools toward integrated multi-media collaboration solutions, accessible from anywhere, helping to improve performance, gain competitive advantage, and reduce costs. Mitel's global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, US headquarters are in Chandler, Arizona and EMEA headquarters are in Caldicot, UK, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide. Visit http://www.mitel.com for more information.
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