Sprint gets $2 Billion contract from Western States Contracting Alliance

Telecom Lead America: Mobile service provider Sprint has
bagged a four-year, $2 billion contract from Western States Contracting
Alliance (WSCA) to serve as one of its wireless products and services


The service provider said that the contract with WSCA, a
national public sector purchasing consortium, represents one of the largest for
Sprint in 2012.


Sprint earned the contract based on its innovative
product and solutions portfolio, record of strong customer service, superior
value, and pricing flexibility,” said Kevin Kunkel, regional sales vice
president at Sprint.


The WSCA purchasing consortium is composed of 15 states
that have joined together for increased buying power through cooperative
multistate contracting. State and local government entities such as public
safety, public education, health care and utilities along with authorized
non-profit organizations across the country use WSCA’s purchasing capabilities.


With this new multiyear agreement with WSCA through
October 2016, Sprint continues its industry-leading role as a wireless provider
in the state and local public sector. Our intent in this space is to enable
government entities across the country to achieve more with fewer resources
using mobile solutions,” said Gray Sigler, WSCA client executive at Sprint.


WSCA participants will be able to take advantage of the
full suite of Sprint wireless products and services, including devices,
unlimited data plans, accessories, applications and end-to-end solutions.


Recently, Sprint launched its new batch of Sprint Biz 360 solutions
for the small business market that offers more phone choices, more applications
and even specialized IT care.


Sprint Nextel revenue up 5% to $8.7 billion in first quarter of


Driven by wireless income, Sprint Nextel posted 5 percent
increase in revenue at $8.7 billion in the first quarter of 2012 against $8.3
billion in Q1 2011.


Sprint’s wireless service revenues were $7.2 billion
during the quarter, an increase of 7 percent year-over-year, driven by Sprint
platform postpaid ARPU growth of $4.03


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