September 16, 2010

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse to discuss the future of wireless and innovation enabled by 4G at EmTech@MIT

 Boston – Sept. 16, 2010 - Technology Review and Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse will deliver a keynote address at the 10th annual EmTech@MIT on the MIT Campus in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
Hesse’s keynote, titled “What’s Ahead in Wireless: Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business,” will discuss how advances in wireless technology, such as 4G, will transform and shape our future. Hesse will also discuss both the benefits and the challenges the rapid growth of wireless presents for our environment.
“We are proud to partner with Sprint and host Mr. Hesse as he discusses the future of wireless networks and telecommunications, said Kathleen Kennedy, chief strategy officer, Technology Review.  “Sprint is on the front lines in technology deployment, marrying innovation with widespread adoption.  As the Sprint 4G rollout continues, a new set of breakthroughs are now possible, and it is exciting to see new markets evolve, along with new challenges and new solutions.”
Focusing in part on emerging opportunities afforded by next generation wireless deployment, EmTech@MIT includes a mix of demonstrations from the innovators themselves and high level keynote discussions and panels.  Within the communications program at EmTech@MIT, the “Future of Mobile” panel features leaders from Qualcomm; Bell Labs, Vanu, Inc; and Yankee Group.  And a demonstration from Alcatel-Lucent will showcase how mobile technology can enable a new type of “Augmented Reality.”
Technology Review’s EmTech@MIT is September 21-23, 2010, at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, Mass.  In its 10th year, EmTech@MIT attracts top decision makers from the technology, engineering, investment, and management communities.  The conference attempts to answer the question “What’s next?” in emerging technology and features prominent innovators spanning IT to energy, the web to biomedicine and materials and more.

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 www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
About Technology Review, Inc.
Technology Review, Inc., an independent media company owned by MIT, is the authority on the future of technology, identifying emerging technologies and analyzing their impact for leaders. Technology Review’s media properties include Technology Review magazine, the oldest technology magazine in the world (founded in 1899); the daily news website TechnologyReview.com; and events such as the annual EmTech@MIT Conference. You can follow us at www.twitter.com/techreview.    


Mark Elliott, Sprint                                                            Aaron Lindenbaum, Technology Review
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