Sprint Gets FEMA Contract

Sprint Provides Cellular and GPS Services to FEMA for its Nationwide Vehicle Tracking Program, Corporate Press Release, Sep 21, 2009

Nextel handsets equipped with TeleNav Track™ GPS services offer FEMA ease of deployment and cost reductions for their emergency communications

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 21, 2009– The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is relying on Sprint (NYSE:S) to provide 2,000 Nextel handsets in support of FEMA’s nationwide vehicle tracking system. As part of an agreement signed earlier this year, Sprint is providing handsets equipped with industry-leading Nextel Direct Connect® and TeleNav Track, a cell phone-based GPS navigation and tracking service. This powerful combination of technologies allows the agency do its job efficiently during an emergency by supporting quick deployment and effective management of its critical resources. The ability to set up anywhere and at any time is crucial for FEMA, especially when the agency is called upon to provide disaster support.  More HERE

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