to large companies and government agencies. Products: The company’s services are provided using an array of devices and applications and services that run on these devices to meet the needs of subscriber mobility. The company’s device portfolio includes handsets from various original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as well as hotspots, which allow the connection of multiple WiFi enabled devices to the Sprint platform and embedded tablets and laptop devices. In addition, the company sells accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices and other items to subscribers, and the company sells devices and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors for resale. Sales and Marketing: The company focuses the marketing and sales of wireless services on targeted groups of retail subscribers: individual consumers, businesses and government. The company uses various sales channels to attract new subscribers of wireless services, including direct sales representatives; retail outlets, owned and operated by the company, that focus on sales to the small business and consumer markets; indirect sales agents and third-party retailers; and subscriber-convenient channels, including Internet sales and telesales. The company markets its postpaid services under the Sprint brand. The company markets its prepaid services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company’s wholesale customers are resellers of its wireless services rather than end-use subscribers and market their products and services using their own brands. Competition: The company competes with wireless carriers, including three other national wireless companies: AT&T, Verizon Wireless (Verizon) and T-Mobile. Its prepaid services compete with carriers and resellers, including TracFone Wireless. Wireline segment The company provides a suite of wireline services to other communications companies and targeted business and consumer subscribers. In addition, the company provides services to its Wireless segment. The company’s services are provided through an all-digital global wireline network and a Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s services and products include domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies (MPLS), IP, managed network services, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) and traditional voice services. The company’s IP services can also be combined with wireless services. Such services include its Sprint Mobile Integration service, which enables a wireless handset to operate as part of a subscriber's wireline voice network, and its DataLink service, which uses its wireless networks to connect a subscriber location into their primarily wireline wide-area IP/MPLS data network, making it easy for businesses to adapt their network to changing business requirements. The Wireline segment markets and sells its services primarily through direct sales representatives. Competition: The Wireline segment competes with AT&T, Verizon Communications, CenturyLink, and Level 3 Communications, Inc. Patents, Trademarks and Licenses The company owns various patents, patent applications, service marks, trademarks and other intellectual property in the U.S. and other countries, including ‘Sprint’, ‘Nextel’, ‘Direct Connect’, ‘Boost Mobile’ and ‘Assurance Wireless’. Its services often use the intellectual property of others, such as licensed software, and often licenses copyrights, patents and trademarks of others, like ‘Virgin Mobile’. The company occasionally licenses its intellectual property to others, including licenses to others to use the ‘Sprint’ trademark. History The company was founded in 1899. It was formerly known as Sprint Nextel Corporation and changed its name to Sprint Corporation in 2013.
sprint corp (S:New York)
6200 Sprint Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66251
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