July 31, 2012
Sprint Announces Dates, New Location and Opens Registration for the 2012 Open Solutions Conference
Annual Sprint conference to be held Oct. 24-25 in San Jose, Calif.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 31, 2012 - Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that the 12th annual Sprint Open Solutions Conference will be held Oct. 24-25 at the San Jose, Calif., Convention Center. Registration is now open for the conference at http://developer.sprint.com/OSC2012.
The Sprint Open Solutions Conference is a fundamental component of Sprint’s open strategy and a forum for connecting developers and service providers with Sprint capabilities and those of our enabling partners. Sprint exposes platform and network capabilities across a range of devices that developers can take advantage of in the services they create for consumer, business and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, and Sprint offers go-to-market services that aid discoverability and help developers better monetize their applications.
“With more than 88 percent of adults owning a smartphone,* they are expecting the device and applications to do more than just entertain or inform them,” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president-Product, Sprint. “Consumers are using their devices for financial transactions, home security, in the workforce and much more. At the Sprint Open Solutions Conference, we want to give developers access to industry experts and showcase the robust tools and resources Sprint has available to help them create and bring to market innovative applications and solutions.”
Throughout the two-day conference, developers will get an up close view into the latest tools and capabilities from Sprint and Sprint’s solution enablement partners. Additional topics include new go-to-market services and strategies, 4G LTE network and device technologies, network optimization best-practices, and Sprint’s mobile commerce, cloud and M2M strategies.
Key elements of the Open Solutions Conference include:
- Keynote presentations and panel discussions with visionary industry leaders – audience Q&A sessions during presentations and panels.
- Tradeshow floor exhibits – see capabilities from Sprint partners who can help you take solutions to market.
- Breakout sessions – learn about Sprint’s go-to-market solutions and participate in hands-on coding sessions from partners.
- Get connected – business critical networking opportunities for developers, start-ups and business attendees.
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/OSC2012.
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, iOS, RIM and Microsoft Windows® platforms. Sprint views the developer community as a forum for creativity and ensuring choice for customers. The company invests in technology and processes that enable developers to have access to important capabilities unique to Sprint’s networks, and Sprint offers access to a breadth of APIs to make apps richer. The Sprint Developer Program was established in 2001, and Sprint views open collaboration with developers as critical to ensuring continued evolution and success of the program.
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.
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 56 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2012 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. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 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.
*According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Kristin Wallace, 404-649-8222