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Sprint and Arizona State University to Combine Innovation with 5G and Curiosity™ IoT in Groundbreaking Collaboration to Reach Millions of Residents, Students

Multiyear project will drive regional economic and technological development in Arizona, enable massive 5G campus connectivity, create new IoT curriculum, and kick-start joint scientific research

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE:S) today at MWC Los Angeles 2019 announced it is working with Arizona State University (ASU) in an effort to help drive economic, educational, technological and social growth for an entire region in Arizona, leveraging the power of Sprint's True Mobile 5G and Curiosity™ IoT's advanced dedicated network and operating system.

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Sprint will work alongside ASU:

  • To offer blazing-fast 5G service and IoT (Internet of Things) applications to the largest and fastest growing research university in the United States. Sprint covers more than 2 million people in areas of Phoenix with its 5G service, including parts of ASU.
  • To help launch 'Curiosity University' for its employees to foster a new generation of IoT experts.
  • To help create a Sprint 5G Incubator at ASU's Novus Innovation Corridor.
  • To engage in joint research and development.

"The Internet of Things is driving the fourth industrial revolution right before our eyes, changing how we interact with everyday items and increasing the possibilities of technology and data," said Ivo Rook, senior vice president of IoT and product development. "We are proud to work with Arizona State University to help create an entire smart region ready to pave the way for the future."

"Our collaboration with Sprint exemplifies the broad benefits of a university-corporate relationship," said Sethuraman Panchanathan, executive vice president, ASU Knowledge Enterprise. "The entire university community and those throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area will benefit directly from this collaboration by having access to Sprint's network and through the educational and research aspects that will usher in new innovations in technology."

Sprint True Mobile 5G and Curiosity™ IoT in Arizona: Creating a new 'Smart State' model

  • Smart Region development:
  • ASU – the largest public research university in the United States:
  • Curiosity University:
  • Intensive R&D:
  • World-class technology companies:
  • Rural Expansion:

To learn more about the collaboration or to interview a Sprint executive or Arizona State University official, contact sprint@godriven360.com.

Sprint Business is changing the way SMBs, enterprises and government entities connect, manage and secure its people, places and things – orchestrating an array of next-generation technologies, artificial intelligence and the power of Sprint's converged wireless, wireline and Curiosity™ IoT capabilities to create unparalleled products and solutions.

About Sprint:
Sprint (NYSE:S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.3 million connections as of June 30, 2019, 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; leading no-contract 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. Today, Sprint's legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching a 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

About ASU:
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.



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