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December 10, 2009

Sprint Nextel Names Matt Carter as President, 4G

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) has named Matt Carter, 48, as President - 4G, to oversee the company's continuing roll-out of fourth-generation broadband wireless services. The appointment will be effective January 11, when Carter moves from his current role as Vice President - Sprint Prepaid.

Carter's current Boost Mobile leadership team will report directly to Dan Schulman, President - Prepaid.

"Matt Carter has led Boost Mobile prepaid service to unprecedented growth in the last year, and he has the executive and marketing skills to maximize Sprint's industry leadership in 4G," said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse.

Carter joined Sprint in 2006 as Senior Vice President for base management, before taking the position at Boost in 2008. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Marketing at PNC Financial Services Group; Chief Marketing Officer for Leap Wireless International; and Chief Marketing Office for Security First Network Bank. Carter also held marketing positions at BellSouth Corporation, the Coca-Cola Company, Bristol Meyers Company and Raytheon Company.

He serves on the Board of Directors of Inbrics Company Limited, and holds a BS degree in radio, TV and film from Northwestern University, and an MBA degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology, now available in 27 markets covering 30 million POPs. Sprint 4G delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.1(View 4G coverage at www.sprint.com/4G.) The company expects Sprint 4G to cover 120 million POPs by the end of 2010, including Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Sprint 4G represents a shift in the way people will use mobile devices and a glimpse of the future of wireless technology. Streaming video, fast file downloads and turbo-charged web browsing and a variety of enhanced business applications are no longer just home, office or coffee shop benefits. Sprint 4G customers can enjoy a blazing fast mobile broadband experience across a 4G city today, whether they're working at a remote location, in the park, sitting at a favorite eatery or as a passenger on the freeway or public transportation.

Sprint today offers the nation's first 3G/4G USB Modem U300 device, which provides the best of both worlds - the fast 3G speeds on America's most dependable 3G network2 and turbo-charged 4G speeds wherever 4G has been rolled out

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 is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 48 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2009 and the first and only 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company's customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

1) "Up to 10x faster" based on download speed comparison of 3G's 600 kbps vs. 4G's 6 Mbps. Typical published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary. 4G currently available in select areas /devices; check Sprint.com/4G for Sprint 4G coverage/device info.

2) "Dependable" based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability, and signal strength for the top 50 most populous US markets (including PR) from January 2008 to August 2009. Not all services available on 3G and coverage may default to separate network when 3G unavailable.

SOURCE: Sprint

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