Sunday, July 8, 2007

Sprint Offers 3G Wireless WAN Gear from Cisco

Sprint is now offering a wireless wide area network (WAN) solution that can link a customer's MPLS VPN-based network via its EV-DO Rev. A network.

The Cisco 3G Wireless WAN High-Speed WAN Interface Card (HWIC), which is now available from Sprint via its business sales channels, can be used with applicable Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs). The wireless connectivity can provide a remote location with primary access to an IP/MPLS network or the wireless connectivity can be use to provide redundancy for high-availability corporate requirements.

Sprint said it expects that a vast majority of its mobile broadband network will be upgraded to faster EV-DO Rev. A by year-end. The solution is also backwards compatible with EV-DO Rev. 0 and 1XRTT networks in areas where Sprint EV-DO Rev. A coverage might not be available.