Sprint rebuilds federal, public sector market presence, taps Felix to lead new division

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As part of its reinvigorated public-sector focus, Sprint said it is going to increase market efforts with what it calls a converged solution portfolio that includes wireless, wireline, security and internet of things (IoT) offerings carried over the Sprint network.

In tandem with the revamped public-sector focus, Sprint tapped Chris Felix to be its VP of government solutions and lead the effort. Felix has spent 27 years in the telecom industry, including serving the federal government and leading federal government

Sprint’s public-sector wireless, wireline, and IoT solutions will focus on five key areas:

Mobility: Since many federal agencies have employees housed throughout the country, Sprint will provide its wireless services to help drive flexibility and agility through their smartphones and other devices to increase productivity and collaboration.

Smart buildings: Sprint’s IoT solutions, including current sensor technology, will be applied to help government agencies reduce heating and air conditioning costs in federal buildings, as well as to gain environmental benefits due to reduced power consumption. Agencies can have Sprint implement sensors in buildings to measure electricity, motion, pressure, and temperature. Additionally, by applying artificial intelligence, Sprint can adapt to the data about these measurements to reduce the need for human monitoring.

Fleet and asset tracking: Using sensor technology, Sprint can help the federal government maintain one of the largest fleets of nonmilitary vehicles. Sensors in vehicles can detect the vehicle’s location, speed, the direction of travel, fuel usage, idling times, and how the vehicle is being driven to increase fuel savings and safety.

Mobile forms: Enabling the federal government to migrate to electronic forms completed via mobile devices will increase efficiency, productivity and enhance the citizen experience. Since forms can be integrated with any software or database, Sprint can expedite transmission and storage of forms.

Cloud: Public sector agencies will also be able to turn to Sprint to help them in transitioning more of their network to the cloud on secure platforms. By migrating to cloud-based solutions, federal government agencies can forgo the capital and upgrade cycles required for on-premises equipment.
By increasing its focus on the public sector, Sprint could better position itself to potentially play a broader role in upcoming government agency transitions to the GSA’s Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract.

 

Source:- Sprint Rebuilds Federal, Public Sector Market Presence .., https://www.fiercetelecom.com/telecom/sprint-rebuilds-federal-public-sector-mark (accessed February 12, 2018).

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