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Mark your calendars, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse will be speaking at MWC on Thursday










by Robert Herron

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:49 AM MST


Sprint has issued a Press Release that Señor Hesse will be speaking at MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, España this week. You think he is going to break with some exciting Network Vision news? Or will it only be things we have already covered at S4GRU.com?


Either way, MWC is largely a GSM event, so for Dan Hesse to show up and speak is kind of a big deal. He's a cookin' a sumthin' up!




Press Release:




Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to Speak March 1 at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012 in BarcelonaHesse to discuss Sprint’s approach to innovation and importance of customer experience in his first MWC keynote


), February 27, 2012 - Sprint (NYSE:S) CEO Dan Hesse will deliver a keynote address at GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, marking the first time a Sprint CEO will address the wireless conference. Hesse will deliver remarks on March 1 at 9:30 a.m. CET in a session titled “
Driving the Mobile Technology Revolution


Recognized as the world's premiere wireless conference, MWC 2012 will convene an international group of wireless industry leaders, along with leading media and analysts, to examine the opportunities and challenges that will redefine the wireless future. More than 60,000 people from 200 countries are expected to attend this year’s conference.


"We are very pleased to have Dan Hesse joining us for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona," said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "As a new LTE carrier and one of the leading players in the U.S. wireless industry, Hesse has a unique perspective on mobile today and in the future. The unparalleled line up of keynote speakers at Mobile World Congress reflects more than ever the continued expansion of the mobile ecosystem.”


Joining Hesse during the keynote session on March 1 are Warren East, CEO, ARM; Kevin Johnson, CEO, Juniper Networks; and Shi Lirong, President, ZTE.


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 55 million customers at the end of 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.
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







Julie DeVoe, 913-315-3216

Special thanks to S4GRU Member BenChase7 for tipping us off!


Source: http://newsroom.spri...article_id=2192

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I think it may be a bit early to talk about new LTE devices. Seems more like they would wait until April/May and CTIA to talk about what's coming in the back half of the year. Maybe he will give a status update of NV and officially announce the rest of the markets for the year

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gonna say the PalmPre is making a comeback! lol


doubt he says jack about any "new" device less its release dates for the nexus and LG they already stated they were having. Prolly more about NV LTE and stuff like that.

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I am curious if he has been always scheduled to talk or if this is a last minute addition based on the customer disappointment with no Sprint-related news from HTC and LG.

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Like a few more WP7 phones ;-)


I think we won't be seeing WP7 phones until we see how WP7 fares with LTE and the demand on other carriers. AT&T seems to be the leader in ushering in new WP7 LTE phones and it will be interesting to see the demand and performance of these phones. Based on the reaction from tech analysts and enthusiasts from the Nokia WP7 phones from CES it looks to be promising. I am sure Sprint will be monitoring AT&T to see the market for WP7 phones. If the demand is there, I can see Sprint launching a WP7 phone either late this year or early next year. For now Sprint is focusing on the iPhone and Android phones with LTE.

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I hope Hesse gives an update on Network Vision progress along with releasing the last 4 markets slated for a June kick off. In addition, I would like to hear more about the iDEN thinning tower strategy and whether any of those towers will be preserved. I doubt we will hear anything on the LTE device front since the 2 phones and hotspot are enough to salivate over for the time being. I see new LTE devices being announced either at CTIA or sometime in May or June right when the LTE markets go live.

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Well, I have learned to not get excited when it comes to any sort of sprint announcement, as a matter of fact I am already disappointed so if anything worth wild is mentioned then I will be pleasantly surprised. Personally though with the lack of any decent releases from sprint since the epic touch I don't see how they can wait until ctia in may to start talking about devices. With wimax on the way out and lte on the way in sprint needs to build some kind of momentum to get people to want to be on their network.

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Currently, S4GRU is the only thing out there attempting to maintain momentum for Sprint. Dan Hesse needs to visit our PayPal donation section and make a donation!!! :)

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I'm hopeful that he utters the word EVO and has some promising and exciting words to follow. If nothing else, just let us know a new one is in the works and can be expected to blow away the competition.

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lte devices most likely but i think we already have all the info on network vision maybe mr hesse needs to have a peak at this site he may get some info he may not even no about:)

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I am gonna just through my guess out there and say its an upgraded galaxy nexus with a better processor/camera, maybe it will be called galaxy nexus plus.


Remember, you heard it here first. LOL

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Must not have been anything important as none of the press seems to be saying anything about it at the moment. Oh well, there's always CTIA :)

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