August 10, 2011, 8:09 PM — Sprint will offer cloud services to all sizes of businesses in the fourth quarter, a Sprint executive said on Wednesday.
A Sprint spokeswoman said more details would be announced at a later date, but confirmed the executive's comments in an interview published Wednesday .
Paget Alves, head of Sprint business markets, said in the interview that Sprint's offerings to businesses will include selling its network infrastructure as a service available on-demand.
Sprint will also offer software, security apps and Internet hosting.
Verizon and AT&T offer similar services, and Alves was said that the carriers are "in a unique position because our business is centered around the cloud ."
Alves also said that Sprint customers' CIOs are interested in having such a service.
Paget said the on-demand model will allow a business to purchase more network capacity or services as the need arises. When not needed, a company can then lower its spending, he noted.
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