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.
Sprint plans to offer services that rely on the company's own data center, unlike Verizon, which is using capacity from Terremark, which Verizon purchased for $1.4 billion in January.
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