Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sprint Wins $500 Million in New Federal Contracts

Sprint announced several new and renewed federal agency contracts valued at more than $500 million. Sprint also has made multiple GSA contract modifications that are expected to help fuel double digit-growth in 2010.

Key wireless contract wins in 2009 include:

Department of the Navy -- In September, Sprint received an extended one-year contract with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps worth up to $20 million for wireless data and voice services, including primarily BlackBerry devices and Nextel Direct Connect.

United States Postal Service -- A new contract was awarded to Sprint is expected to produce estimated revenue up to $480 million during the eight-year period it will be in place. This new contract vehicle significantly streamlines and economizes the wireless spend for the U.S. Postal Service.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Sprint received a new five-year contract to provide wireless services to NOAA, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Under this $10 million agreement effective April 1, 2009, Sprint services include Nextel Direct Connect, national and international wireless voice, and Sprint 3G Mobile Broadband devices. Such services provide NOAA employees the speed and flexibility they need to respond quickly to changing conditions and help enable them to work virtually when and where they want.