Seamless Enterprise readers may not need a reminder, but there are a lot of people out there that do about Sprint’s strong and long-lasting position in wireline. It’s nice that the company is known for wireless, but sometimes that reputation overshadows the wireline side.
So we were more than happy to see a nice profile story about Monnie McGaffigan, Sprint’s VP of wireline, international, and strategic alliances over at Fierce Telecom. Editor Sean Buckley sat down with her and gave her the opportunity to tell the wireline story in depth, and we encourage you to take a few minutes to read it in its entirety.
But as we so often do here, we’ll highlight a few key points for you:
• Sprint’s more than 4,000 wireline customers account for more than $4 billion in annual revenue
• Sprint will refresh its focus on the “forgotten 5000,” the enterprises that aren’t in the Fortune 500 but who are multinationals, by providing them the high level of customer service they can’t get elsewhere in addition to their network services.
• We’ll be expanding Ethernet service to 25 new U.S. markets within the next year – for a total of 65 markets – as well as in 37 countries.
• If Sprint’s wireline business was a separate company, it would still be in the Fortune 700.