September 30, 2010
Overland Park, Kan. – Sept. 30, 2010 -- Sprint (NYSE: S) CEO Dan Hesse and Dan Dooley, president of Sprint Wholesale, have been named as two of the 100 most powerful people in the telecoms industry worldwide. Global Telecoms Business today published online its annual list, the GTB Power100, which will also appear in the printed issue of the magazine dated September-October 2010.
The list was compiled from nominations by worldwide readers of Global Telecoms Business — including CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives of the world’s major operators, telecoms vendors and industry organizations.
Under Hesse’s leadership, Sprint’s intense focus on improving the customer experience, strengthening its brand and generating cash are beginning to pay off. Sprint has introduced simple and unlimited pricing options, offered customers the first wireless 4G network and devices from a national carrier, and attacked the growing prepaid market with a successful multi-brand strategy. The result is widespread third-party recognition of Sprint’s customer satisfaction improvements and networks, a growing subscriber base and stabilized revenues.
As president of Sprint Wholesale, Dan Dooley’s organization manages Sprint’s Clearwire and cable relationships as well as provides wholesale wireless (voice and data), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), M2M/embedded solutions, and traditional global wholesale solutions to the marketplace. Over the past 12 months, Dooley’s organization has been delivering products and services to the communications industry that will keep carriers evolving at warp speed. Dooley and his team have launched exciting products like the Partner Interexchange Network, Mobile Broadband on Demand, Wholesale Wireless Turnkey Back Office, and Wholesale Mobile Integration.
“We congratulate all the members of the GTB Power100 in 2010,” said Laurence Mackintosh, publisher of Global Telecoms Business.
GTB first ran its Power100 in 2008 to mark the 100th printed issue of the magazine, and inclusion in the list has been coveted by executives throughout the industry. In 2009, GTB put Rob Conway, CEO of the GSM Association, at the head of the GTB Power100.
The full list of the GTB Power100 for 2010 is at 
For more information about the GTB Power100 contact the editor of Global Telecoms Business, Alan Burkitt-Gray, on  or +44 20 7779 8518
Global Telecoms Business,, is 16 years old and is part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC group.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 48.1 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. With its customer-focused strategy, you can learn more and visit Sprint at or and


Stephanie Greenwood