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August 31, 2010

T-Mobile USA Awarded EPA Mobility Contract

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

T-Mobile USA, Inc., the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG, has been awarded a three-year blanket purchase agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Officials with T-Mobile (News - Alert) USA said that under the terms of the agreement, the EPA and its 17,000 employees will have access to a full range of the company’s products and services – from the company’s global Wi-Fi calling capabilities and broad selection of government-approved devices to its super-fast HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which now covers nearly 50 metropolitan markets.

Company officials said that T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is the most pervasive to offer 4G speeds in the country.

According to company officials, T-Mobile, the first major carrier to offer Wi-Fi calling helps enterprises, like the EPA, take advantage of this technology to enhance domestic and international coverage, reduce domestic and international minute usage, increase enterprise mobility cost savings, and improve productivity benefits from open Wi-Fi access points across the globe.

The company now hosts approximately 40 million Wi-Fi calls per month.

“Increasingly, our customers need a wireless communications partner who is able to support mobility and high-speed connectivity, both in the office and when employees travel to remote or international destinations,” said David Pepe, divisional director, government solutions at T-Mobile USA, in a statement.

Pepe said that for a governmental agency like the EPA, it is imperative to have the network, the coverage, and level of service and support necessary to communicate and coordinate both everyday business tasks and rescue and cleanup efforts.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the EPA also has 10 regional offices and 27 laboratories that can take advantage of T-Mobile’s acclaimed HSPA+ network.

Pepe said that with the company’s super-fast HSPA+ network and unique Wi-Fi calling capabilities, the customers can enjoy a better mobile broadband experience in more places today.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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