Sprint is looking to offer “hosted collaborating services” to SMBs as a move to get into the cloud services market and ultimately help the company grow. The company plans to use its own data center to provide services.
Sprint is following the footsteps of other telecom companies like Verizon, who back in January picked up Terremark, a cloud services provider, and AT&T who announced in June its Content Delivery Network .
Not much has been released on whether Sprint intends to join OpenStack or will it compete with Amazon web services by having its own cloud software stack.
Sprint declined to comment on the project but said that in the next few months more information will be released.