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Sprint Expands Asia-Pacific Network

Sprint has expanded its Internet protocol network to include Taiwan and secured a license to provide data services to businesses, carriers and service providers in the country.

"Taiwan's addition to Sprint's Asia-Pacific network is a highly significant," Connie Tang, Sprint's managing director in the region said. "It underpins our wider strategy for Greater China, as well as extending Sprint's global footprint."

Sprint has received interest from the manufacturers and other exporters seeking fast, reliable connections with customers and business partners in mainland China as well as the United States and Europe.

With the new network node in Taipei, Taiwan, Sprint now offers a range of services in Taiwan, including virtual private networks, frame relay and security and managed network services.

The network expansion comes as Sprint is working to step up operations in Asia-Pacific. It recently won a new mult-million dollar contract from the Department of Defense for work in the region.

Under terms of that pact, the Overland Park, Kan.-based company will manage communications networks at U.S. Air Force bases in Southwest Asia.

Sprint's regional headquarters is in Hong Kong. It also has a presence in Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, mainland China, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.