American wireless carrier Sprint has launched Workplace-as-a-Service at the Enterprise Connect 2015 Expo in Orlando.
Workplace-as-a-Service, a pay per month offer targeted at the U.S. enterprises, covers Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity, managed Wi-Fi, voice service, audio video conferencing, online collaboration, instant messaging and presence and mobile device management, and Bring Your Own Device support for laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Sprint, which is owned by SoftBank of Japan, will design and manage all core communication and key productivity tools, providing site-by-site integration and implementation, complete with service level agreements and a single source for support.
“We believe Workplace-as-a-Service offering will become the new standard for communications and connectivity solutions,” said Mike Fitz, vice president of business solutions commercialization – Sprint Business.
Sprint said Workplace-as-a-Service can save customers time and money by eliminating upfront (Capex) capital expenditures for hardware or software.
The telecom operator will be targeting businesses opening a new office or expanding to additional sites, or customers looking to upgrade outdated technologies. Target customers include those with 100 to 10,000 employees across multiple sites, and with 20 to 200 knowledge workers at each site.
Sprint customer Knoll, a manufacturer of workplace and residential furniture, textiles, leather and accessories, is using Workplace-as-a-Service, to enable employees for a better customer experience with Wi-Fi, Internet and collaboration capabilities.
“We liked Sprint’s Workplace-as-a-Service because it provides a single, consistent model with enterprise class network, Wi-Fi and collaboration capabilities, all delivered by a single supplier with one number to call if there’s an issue with any aspect of the solution,” said Michael Beattie, Knoll Global CIO.
Meanwhile, Sprint announced the availability of Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport through Sprint Lease plus get Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 through Sprint Easy Pay with service plans for $100 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges) and $0 down.
Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport include unlimited data, text and talk while on the Sprint network and the Galaxy Tab 4 comes with a 2GB data service plan. Pairing the two devices with two service plans saves a customer $300 over 24 months.