Azcar Awarded $6.1 Million Sprint Nextel Deal
Azcar USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Azcar Technologies Inc., has entered into an agreement with wireless telecom company Sprint Nextel to provide specialized training services to more than 900 U.S. television stations throughout the remainder of 2007 and all of 2008. The deal is valued at $6.1 million, according to Azcar.
Azcar, an independent technology integration company, will provide a training solution to assist Sprint Nextel and U.S. broadcasters as they carry out a government-mandated spectrum relocation plan. The FCC has charged Sprint Nextel and incumbent licensees in the 1.9-2.1 GHz range with transitioning that spectrum to new uses under a new band plan. Azcar's training services will help U.S. broadcasters to navigate the spectrum relocation and to understand the new equipment that is currently being installed around the country.
"We are delighted to be able to announce this services agreement, as we continue to grow and develop the range of services we offer in the U.S. marketplace," said Stephen Pumple, chairman and CEO of Azcar Technologies Inc. "This agreement will also generate new jobs in the Pittsburgh area and additional opportunities for Azcar as we go forward."
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