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Sprint Signs Up Convergys

Network operator Sprint has signed a multi-million-dollar contract with human resources outsourcer Convergys , the companies announced today.

The three-year agreement includes Sprint's Multi-Protocol Label Switching Virtual Private Network services to bring voice and data onto a single platform for Convergys' call centers and data centers.

On the wireless side, Sprint will provide a number of mobile products including the Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device Treo products by PalmOne.

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"Sprint is very well positioned to provide integrated voice and data services over a single platform, through one agreement," George Rewick, Convergys' senior vice president of global network services, said in a statement.

The Convergys agreement falls into a strategy Sprint laid out in October to bundle services, including IP services and wireless voice and data. The company supports multinational companies and more than 95 percent of the Fortune 1000.