Telecom Lead America: Mobile service provider Sprint is
planning to expand Ethernet access service to 38 countries globally and 143
markets domestically by the end of 2012.
Sprint will build existing markets and expand into new
The American mobile service provider offers Ethernet
access service for both business and wholesale partners.
Ethernet access over Sprint’s all-IP network for Global
MPLS and Dedicated Internet Access provides more opportunities to reduce
network costs for high-bandwidth locations and simplify the complexity of
maintaining multiple types of technologies.
Today’s IT leaders increasingly need services that help
them reduce costs, simplify networks and enable greater flexibility and
scalability for the future,” said Mike Fitz, vice president – solutions
engineering and converged services, Sprint.
Sprint Ethernet access answers the call, while providing
the bandwidth, speed and assurance businesses demand for connectivity and
business continuity – backed by our industry-leading service-level agreements
and delivered over an all-IP network,” Fitz added.
Sprint Ethernet provides dedicated and aggregated speeds
ranging from 2 Mbps to 1 Gbps, subject to market availability. Businesses can
select from 18 aggregated speeds and 16 dedicated speeds, choosing the port
speeds that best fit their network needs.
Aggregated Ethernet access can provide a cost-effective
alternative to traditional TDM access, while Dedicated Ethernet access expands
easily to meet specific customer bandwidth needs, offering fixed-rate and
fractional (burstable) billing.
Over the past few years, Sprint has been actively
expanding its Ethernet access footprint. The mobile giant is tapping enterprise
and carrier market as converging technologies and real-time applications
continue to drive increasing demand for bandwidth.