Sprint plans to expand its government customer base by offering a converged-solution portfolio, including wireless, wireline, security and internet of things offerings.
The company’s renewed, more aggressive push into the federal and public sector space will emphasize advanced technology. Sprint and Softbank, which owns about 85 percent of Sprint, said Sprint will offer solutions for mobility, smart buildings, vehicle and asset tracking, mobile electronic forms, and cloud services.
”It’s exciting to see Sprint be more aggressive in this space,” said retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a Sprint board member. “The company is a great American brand with decades of experience serving the government and will bring added value and innovation to many government organizations and agencies. I’m proud to support efforts that bring a diversified portfolio back to Sprint Business.”
The new effort will be led by Chris Felix, who serves as vice president of government solutions. He has 27 years of experience in telecommunications, and previously worked for the federal government and led federal sales and operations for Verizon.
“Sprint is a very motivated and creative force in the telecommunications industry, with an outstanding focus on delivering the best possible experiences for its customers and employees,” Felix said. “My complete focus will be on building a world-class organization that will serve the federal and public sector customer by providing the most creative and advanced, mission critical, converged telecomm solutions possible.”