Sprint MTIPS solution gets GSA approval

Sprint (NYSE: S) continues to make progress with its government communications offerings. This week it received the Authority to Operate (ATO) for the Managed Trusted IP Services (MTIPS) from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

To make its MTIPS offering more attractive to its federal government agency customers, Sprint will offer a promotion for any domestic MTIPS port and access order placed before December 31. In addition, Sprint will post a one-time credit equal to one month of port and access monthly recurring cost on the agencies second invoice after service is installed.

MTIPS is part of an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandate for bundled, secure managed Internet access solutions for federal government agencies. Agencies can purchase MTIPS services through the Networx Enterprise and Universal contracts to meet the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) mandate.

Sprint is the fourth GSA Networx contract holder to get the GSA's ATO for its MTIPS solution. AT&T (NYSE: T), Qwest (NYSE: Q) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ)--all of which are prime Networx Enterprise and Universal contract holders--had previously gained GSA ATO for their MTIPS services.

For more:
- see the release

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