Sprint to deliver MVNO wireless services to XO Communications
Oct 05, 2011 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Sprint Wholesale Solutions has signed an agreement to deliver MVNO wireless services to XO Communications.
The deal includes Sprint's Wholesale Mobile Integration (WMI) services to converge wireline and wireless services into one conjoined solution. Pricing and provisions are also included in the deal that would enable XO Communications to deploy 4G products and services for its small- and medium-sized business customers.
XO Communications will leverage Sprint's WMI services and wireless network to offer businesses multiple mobile wireless communications services, including a fixed mobile convergence solution.
As a future capability of the XO solution, calls made from mobile phones within a customer's premise will be connected via WiFi access points and will be routed over existing wireline network infrastructure. Outside the office the mobile device will work like a regular mobile phone, through the Sprint wireless network. XO Communications expects to launch the service commercially in mid-2012.
"We are excited to enter this relationship with XO Communications and arm them with an attractive mobility solution as part of their services portfolio," said Matt Carter, president-Sprint Wholesale Solutions and New Ventures. "Sprint will help XO Communications eliminate the line between wireline and wireless to efficiently deliver on both, allowing their customers to reduce costs and increase productivity and reliability. We are enabling improved business flexibility and worker mobility." Main features of Sprint's WMI include single-number calling to reach both an employee's desk and mobile phone, call transfers between the two devices, and one integrated voicemail platform. Sprint's WMI also extends a range of business desk phone features to an end-user's mobile device like abbreviated (four-digit) extension dialing, call center applications, and selective call acceptance/rejection.
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