Sprint aims more revenue from wireline for business

American telecom operator Sprint aims to improve revenue from enterprises by offering better wireline solutions.

The SoftBank-owned company created a new dedicated Global Wireline Business Unit to provide flexible solutions to business customers.

Sprint has generated $2.4 billion in revenue from the Global Wireline Business Unit during fiscal year 2015. Rivals such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T are already making revenues from new generation areas such as Internet of Things (IoT).

The performance of Sprint in the wireline business was disappointing. Sprint has generated $840 million ($1,174 million) from wireline voice, $171 million ($213 million) from wireline data and $1,284 million ($1,353 million) from wireline Internet business in fiscal year 2015.


The Sprint Global IP/MLS network is a vital core business platform that is the backbone for both wireless and wireline traffic. Sprint’s all-IP network provides the foundation for converged and cloud services and is critical to business success. The majority of its largest customers have both Sprint wireline and wireless services.

Sprint’s Global Wireline Business Unit solutions include:

# Global MPLS and Dedicated Internet Access with service available in more than 155 countries.

Global SIP Trunking and SIP Toll Free provide a full inbound and outbound voice service, with customers experiencing reductions of 20 percent to 40 percent over TDM voice service.

Growing suite of Unified Communications solutions, including Workplace as a Service, an award-winning solution that provides business customers a fully managed, integrated service, simple per-seat/per-month pricing, and a predictable MRC.

Managed Network Solutions, providing the level of management support customers require, from basic network monitoring to complete end-to-end network management.

Suite of managed Security Services, including Unified Threat Management, DDoS Protection, Managed 2-Factor Authentication, and Web Protection.

Wireless and Wireline access options, including Ethernet and secure remote access for mobile employees.

Compass Management Web Portal – Comprehensive web-based network management tools that provide customers detailed insight into their network, performance, and services.

Mike Fitz will lead the business unit as vice president and general manager. “Sprint offers a one-stop shop that can solve all of a business’s telecom challenges. Our customers appreciate that we have an integrated account team that understands their business-critical needs,” said Fitz.