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University of Utah Selects Sprint IPx Communications System

                                            

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Alice O’Brien, Sprint, 913-794-3652

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — September 01, 2004

Sprint (NYSE: FON) today announced that the University of Utah has selected the Sprint IPx communications system portfolio to connect the university and related multisite university buildings to a converged communications system. The five-year deal, led by Americom Technology, Inc., a Sprint Authorized Dealer, will migrate the university’s communications system to a high-performance voice and data platform with a range of applications that is virtually unlimited.

“This is a complete telecommunications system transformation for the University of Utah,” said Stephen Hess, associate academic vice president for Information Technology, The University of Utah. “It’s essential that the university is equipped with state-of-the-art communications, and we believe that Americom Technology, Inc. and Sprint provide the management, technological and distribution expertise we need to complete a project of this scale.”

“The Sprint IPx communications portfolio will move the University of Utah to a next-generation, IP-enabled system that will significantly improve communications capabilities with the ability to grow and change in tandem with the university”, said Ron Richter, president, Americom Technology, Inc.

The Sprint IPx system is only available through Sprint Authorized Dealers and Sprint North Supply, the distribution and logistics arm of Sprint. Sprint-manufactured telecom products include the Sprint IPx Converged PBX, the Sprint i-Series™ IP Key System, the Sprint Structured Wiring Services(SM) and other Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) products. Sprint products are sourced under an ISO 9001:2000 quality management system.


About Sprint
Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more than 26 million customers in over 100 countries. With more than $26 billion in annual revenues in 2003, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint provides local communications services in 39 states and the District of Columbia and operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States.


About Americom Technology, Inc.
United Cable & Telephone, Inc. d/b/a AMERICOM Technology was founded in 1981 as a partnership between Ronald J. Richter and Patrick W. Birkel. The company formed to provide telecommunication construction for companies like AT&T, US West, and Rolm. AMERICOM Technology currently employs approximately 85 full-time employees.

 

About University of Utah
Founded in 1850, the University of Utah is the state's flagship institution of higher education, with more than 28,000 students, 2,750 faculty, and 14,500 staff. The U offers numerous undergraduate and graduate/professional degrees and has been recognized in both national and peer rankings for programs ranging from engineering to modern dance. Located on almost 1,500 acres in the eastern foothills of Salt Lake City, the University ranks among the top third of public research universities in the country and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as "Doctoral/Research University--Extensive

 


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