State of Arkansas Selects Sprint for Wireless Voice and Data SolutionsOVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint has been awarded a new one-year contract by the Arkansas Department of Information Resources to provide their full wireless solution portfolio. The contract will allow Arkansas state agencies to gain access to wireless voice and data services and devices, including Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Phones and Sprint PCS Connection Cards(TM), to enhance mobile communications for state employees.
Several wireless data services are available through this contract, including Sprint PCS Business Connection(SM) Enterprise Edition, which allows users secure wireless access to their agency email system via select web-enabled Sprint PCS Phones, Sprint PCS Vision Smart Devices and handheld devices/laptops anywhere on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. Additionally, Sprint PCS Data Link(SM) provides employees a secure, high-speed wireless connectivity solution to access their agency's Intranet, databases, applications, shared files and Internet using a Sprint PCS Connection Card with a laptop or PDA via the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. Also available is Sprint PCS Ready Link(SM), a nationwide two-way walkie-talkie style service that gives users a quick, convenient way to communicate one-on- one or to groups of up to five with the simple push of a button.
"We're pleased to help enhance mobile communications for the State of Arkansas employees," said Tony D'Agata, vice president and general manager, Sprint Government Services Division. "Most states are focused on delivering services and meeting objectives more efficiently and cost effectively, and wireless services allow for anytime, secure access to critical agency resources, thus enabling employees to conduct their job from anywhere."
Sprint Government Systems Division ( http://www.sprint.com/gsd ) is based in Herndon, Va., and offers the full range of Sprint product and service offerings for federal and state government customers. Sprint is the only carrier offering government agencies a Peerless IP solution, unsurpassed in network security because it's entirely private, with no connectivity to the public Internet.
Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more than 26 million customers in over 100 countries. With approximately 65,000 employees worldwide and over $26 billion in annual revenues in 2003, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint provides local communications services in 39 states and the District of Columbia and operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.sprint.com/ .
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