July 07, 2011
Sprint Announces Dates and Opens Registration for the Open Solutions Conference
Annual Sprint conference focusing on developers, M2M and enterprise to be held Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, Calif.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 07, 2011 - Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today a new name – Sprint Open Solutions Conference – for its annual developer conference and that it will be held Nov. 2-4, 2011, in Santa Clara, Calif. Registration is now open for the conference at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.
The Sprint Open Solutions Conference reflects Sprint’s open strategy to give developers, enterprises and entrepreneurs the opportunity to create innovative applications and solutions on the Sprint network. Sprint exposes platforms that allow developers and businesses to create wireless solutions and applications that take advantage of capabilities at the network, IT, service and device level. Sprint is stepping away from the idea that “we (carrier) know best” and is focusing on leveraging its assets to drive innovation to the market.
“The wireless industry is experiencing exponential growth and is enabling new and innovative solutions every day in virtually all industries, including connected transportation, healthcare, consumer electronics and entertainment,” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president-Product, Sprint. “The Sprint Open Solutions Conference is designed to showcase the robust tools and resources Sprint has available to developers and to bring its applications and solutions to market in the M2M, enterprise or consumer space.”
Throughout the three-day conference, developers will learn about Sprint’s open enablement strategy, creating applications for 4G and 3D, enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, go-to-market strategies, approaches to make developers more profitable, and current Sprint tools and capabilities across devices, networks and platforms. Key elements of the Open Solutions Conference include hands-on coding sessions, breakout sessions, event sponsor exhibits, town hall meetings, keynote presentations from industry leaders and networking opportunities for developers. The conference will include 4G and M2M demonstration areas.
The registration cost is $175 for developers who register by Aug. 31. The cost increases to $350 beginning Sept. 1. Developers can register and find additional information about the Open Solutions Conference at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.
About Sprint Developer Program
Sprint offers customers access to thousands of apps and data services and a variety of award-winning smartphones that use Android, RIM, Palm webOS or Microsoft Windows® platforms. Sprint views the developer community as a forum for creativity. The company invests in technology and processes that enable developers to have access to important capabilities unique to Sprint’s networks, with an always-evolving Developer Program established in 2001. Sprint offers access to more APIs than any other carrier to make their apps richer.
Visit http://developer.sprint.com to learn more about the Sprint Developer Program and to take advantage of the resources and tools available to developers.
The Emerging Solutions Group (ESG), a division of Sprint Business, is an industry leader in M2M and embedded solutions. ESG delivers a full complement of assets critical to successful M2M and embedded solutions deployments. These include network agnostic capabilities (including 3G, 4G, CDMA, iDEN, and a reliable Tier 1 IP network); specialized industry solutions engineering teams; an open approach to devices and applications through the company’s Open Device Initiative, an expansive M2M ecosystem; and the ability to provide customized solutions that can include distribution, branding, billing and customer care services. To learn more, visit www.sprint.com/m2m.
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 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 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, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Kristin Wallace, 404-649-8222