New Wireless Alternative Available for Sprint Wholesale Customers

Sprint (Booth 508, and COMPTEL sponsor) has released the Sprint PCS Data Link for Wireless WAN.

The service, available to wholesale customers, connects end users business WANs that use wireless technology for primary access. It also acts as a wireless backup.

Sprint PCS Data Link provides wireless remote access for mobile workers. Now, with Sprint PCS Data Link for Wireless WAN, businesses can take advantage of this same technology as a means for primary access or as a backup for wireline access. Whether the service is used to replace a 56kbps frame relay connection, as an alternative to DSL, or as backup, the security and performance of Sprints CDMA wireless technology will help meet critical operational needs, the company said.

Sprint PCS Data Link for Wireless WAN works well for lower-bandwidth applications, ATMs, point-ofsale terminals and remote monitoring devices, according to the company.

The service establishes wireless connections to multiple WAN solutions, including Sprint MPLS VPN, SprintLink frame relay or IPSec VPNs. With a Sprint-approved wireless modem, users get average speeds of 50kbps to 70kbps over the Sprint network. Download speeds of 400kbps to 700kbps are possible where Sprint Mobile Broadband is available (EV-DO-capable modem required).

Sprint is upgrading its wireless high-speed data solutions running on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network with Revision A technology, which reaches more than 206 million people nationwide. The company expects most of that network to be upgraded by the end of 2007. The upgrade to Revision A technology provides faster speeds to enable end users voice, video and mobile commerce applications.


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