Sprint Wholesale Solutions (NYSE:S) and business communications provider XO Communications announced an MVNO deal that enables XO Communications to deploy WiMAX products and services to its small- and medium-sized business (SMB) customers.
The deal includes Sprint's Wholesale Mobile Integration (WMI) services to converge wireline and wireless services into one solution. Pricing and provisions are also included in the deal. That means XO Communications will offer businesses multiple mobile wireless communications services, including a fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) offering.
Having already developed a wide range of VoIP, trunking and in-building Wi-Fi network products, XO can now enable customers to access these services from their traditional cell phones or smartphones. As a future capability of the XO solution, calls made from mobile phones within a customer's premise will be connected via Wi-Fi access points and will be routed over existing wireline network infrastructure. Outside the office the mobile device will work like a regular mobile phone. XO Communications expects to launch the service commercially in mid-2012.
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