Sprint works with Neo Telecoms to extend global IP backbone within Paris
Neo Telecoms, a leading French provider of telecom infrastructure services today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract by Sprint, a leading US tier 1 telecom operator, to provide a wavelength service to extend Sprint’s IP backbone in the capital city of France. Supplier flexibility, uninterrupted access over a private, wholly owned and reliable network were key decision criteria cited by Sprint for entering into contract with Neo Telecoms.
The Neo WDM service from Neo Telecoms helps to extend Sprint’s IP presence to an important datacenter in Paris. The relationship will help enhance diversity to the Sprint network in Europe and provide low latency connectivity to the United States, which is crucial for its businesses’ mission critical applications. With the growth of enterprise cloud computing demand in Europe, the expansion is expected to help Sprint customers securely access cloud and other premium network services across the region, as well as enable Sprint to offer additional value added services on its network including SIP Trunking and IP Telephony.
Chris Harper, VP International Network Services at Sprint, said,
“Sprint continues to enhance its network capabilities within Europe and we’re pleased to deepen our reliable and secure connectivity for businesses within Paris via Neo Telecoms. We are impressed with Neo Telecom’s capabilities and flexibility in tuning into our requirements.”
Florian Du Boys, Neo Telecoms’ CEO, said
“We are very proud that a very large carrier like Sprint has recognized our strengths in the French market. This is a very important contract for us and we will do our utmost to continue to assist Sprint in the French market”.
About Sprint Business Solutions
Sprint is a global provider of secure and reliable wireline and wireless communication services. With a best-in-class all-IP network as the foundation, Sprint helps enterprises unleash the full potential of business critical applications through a single account team that understands converged, cloud and mobility solutions, delivering an unrivalled customer experience.
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 55 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
About Neo Telecoms
Neo Telecoms is a metropolitan optical fiber operator and an international hosting and IP services provider. The company has impressively grown since its foundation (1999): currently, Neo Telecoms has more than 600 customers. Neo Telecoms’ optical network has a presence in the main business centers in and around Paris. Also, Neo Telecoms has built a latest generation international network that is 100% based on an IP/MPLS architecture and is connected to the main economic European and North American Internet exchanges, enabling it to be the number 2 IP network of France.