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Sprint Nextel Consulting Unit Takes Flight

Wireless provider Sprint Nextel has officially launched a consulting arm with its new subsidiary called Sprint Enterprise Mobility. The division will focus on servicing large business and government customers.

The move is seen as a way for Sprint to differentiate its enterprise data services from rival carriers at a time when ever major provider is looking to add more value to their voice and data network services. In this case, Sprint wants to help its customers design, implement and support tailored solutions unique to the requirements of their business.

Len Lauer, chief operating officer for Sprint Nextel, said most businesses recognize the potential that mobility solutions offer, but say they don't have the expertise or resources to tackle major deployments across multiple companies and operating systems. He said that’s why the company launched Sprint Enterprise Mobility.

The services will include consulting for specific business needs, implementing hardware, software, services, business processes and organizational factors. Support, maintenance and project management are part of the mix too.

Last summer, Sprint began offering its Mobile Business Assessment service, which it described as a customized approach to helping businesses wring more value out of their wireless and mobility investments. The idea is to provide businesses with "actionable roadmaps" that align their strategies with their business objectives, company executives said.

The merger of Sprint and Nextel became official last August and now counts more than 44 million wireless subscribers.