CDMA Technology
Members Sign-In
Industry Press Releases
February 2012 Industry Press Releases
Search Industry Press Releases

Sprint Launches Code Factory Mobile Accessibility Application for Free to Android Users Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Sprint Launches Code Factory Mobile Accessibility Application for Free to Android Users Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision SAN DIEGO, February 29, 2012 - Sprint announced today at the 27th annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, hosted by California State University Northridge (CSUN), that it has officially launched a free downloadable application providing easier access to an Android smartphone’s functionality for customers who are blind or have low vision.

Developed by Code Factory, the full suite of Mobile Accessibility features is being offered by Sprint under the name “Wireless Accessibility,” at no charge through the Android Market to Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile USA customers.

Mobile Accessibility has been specifically designed by Code Factory for people who are blind or visually impaired and for elderly individuals or those who cannot read print on smartphones because of physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive or learning disabilities. The application features a simplified user interface and textual information that is spoken aloud using voice synthesis to aid navigation of the device.

This Code Factory application typically costs $99 on Android Market, but it is now available for free for postpaid Sprint customers with Android 2.1+ smartphones activated on a monthly service plan that includes data, such as the Everything Data plan starting at $79.99. The app also is free for no-contract customers with Android 2.1+ smartphones on Virgin Mobile USA’s Beyond Talk or Boost Mobile’s Monthly or Daily Unlimited plans.

“Having the ability to gain greater access to information on smartphones through the use of a free suite of applications is a very positive development in the blind community’s quest for more affordable choices,” said Mitch Pomerantz, president of the American Council of the Blind (ACB). “The American Council of the Blind commends Sprint for its willingness to take another positive step toward full product accessibility.”

The application is available in both English and Spanish. As of today, customers on Sprint, Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile USA can download the app from Android Market under the name “Wireless Accessibility EN” for English and “Wireless Accessibility ES” for Spanish.

“Sprint is proud to offer Wireless Accessibility free of charge to help our customers with disabilities take advantage of the full functionality of their smartphones,” said Fared Adib, Sprint vice president-Product Development. “Sprint works hard to meet the needs of all its customers, and the Wireless Accessibility app will help people who are blind or have difficulty reading on smartphones get the most out of their device.”

“By subsidizing our product for their customers, Sprint is helping us provide accessibility features to a wider audience of smartphone users who need these tools,” said Eduard Sanchez, Code Factory CEO. “Code Factory is proud to be working with Sprint to provide solutions for customers who are blind or visually impaired.”

Features of Wireless Accessibility:

• Touch navigation: Users can simply move their finger around the screen and the voice synthesis will read the text located under their finger. They can swipe up/down/right/left and tap on the screen to navigate through the interface, and they can enable sound and vibration feedback.

• Easy to input text: In or outside the Mobile Accessibility suite users can use the touch QWERTY keyboard or speech recognition to write text quickly and easily – making it possible to write an SMS or email using their voice only.

• Voice synthesis: Provides customers natural sounding voice read back.

Wireless Accessibility functionality:

• Phone: Make calls, answer calls, hear the caller ID and manage their call log.

• Contacts: App tells user how many contacts they have and speaks the contact’s name they selected.

• SMS: Virtual keyboard is larger and fills the entire screen. When the user clicks a letter on the keyboard, the app reads the letter to them. This makes it easier for them to compose emails or SMS messages. It also reads SMS messages to the user.

• Alarms: Set their alarms.

• Web: Full Web browser experience; also reads text from Web page to the user.

• Calendar: Create, edit and delete a calendar entry. View all events per day, week or month. • Email: Full access to Gmail accounts; reads emails to the user.

• Where am I?: GPS application that gives the user an update about their current location.

• Access to basic phone functions, such as date and time or missed calls. User can click on the function and it speaks to them.

Contact(s):

Sprint
Emmy Anderson, 913-707-0618, 
emmy.anderson@sprint.com

Sprint Enhances 3G Network Coverage in Atlanta

Sprint Enhances 3G Network Coverage in Atlanta OVERLAND PARK, Kan., February 29, 2012 - Amid the rainbow of azaleas and dogwoods dotting the streets and neighborhoods of metro Atlanta this spring are 3G capacity enhancements from Sprint, designed to give customers greater speeds and a richer, seamless voice experience.

From the Fountain of Rings at Centennial Olympic Park to the hills of Stone Mountain, Sprint customers in Atlanta should expect faster data speeds, fewer dropped calls and confidence that Sprint is committed to investing in Georgia and keeping pace with the ever-increasing demand for data.

Over the past year, the Atlanta area has seen its Sprint 3G capacity increase by more than 17 percent. In the past 90 days, Sprint has implemented 100 network capacity upgrades in the Atlanta metro area, with 122 planned for the next 90 days. Marietta? You’re covered. College Park? We got you. Flowery Branch? Morrow? Done and done. These network upgrades encompass all aspects of a customer’s wireless experience, including voice, data and in-building solutions. These enhancements to the Sprint 3G Network also should serve to bolster performance of the company’s no-contract brands, including devices operating on the Sprint network from Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA.

“Sprint is pleased to offer its customers products and services to enhance their business and personal lives,” said Jeff Bennett, regional vice president, consumer. “Atlanta is a non-stop, first-class city, and Sprint is keeping up with our customers’ lives and data demands with our cutting-edge network plans, including these 3G enhancements and our upcoming 4G LTE service.”

Atlanta, along with five other cities, also is expected to benefit from Sprint 4G LTE by mid-year, which is expected to provide even faster speeds for data applications. All of these plans are part of Sprint’s Network Vision program.

Nationwide, Sprint is overhauling its entire network and replacing existing equipment with the newest, most advanced equipment available in the industry through the Network Vision program.

Announced in December 2010, Network Vision is planned to consolidate multiple network technologies into one seamless network with the goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing network coverage, call quality and data speeds for customers. Smartphone penetration is expected to double over the next four years.* With Network Vision, Sprint is making it easier for data to travel so smartphone customers – who average 10 times more data use than feature phone customers* – can use their devices the way they were meant.

Network Vision and the recent upgrades reflect Sprint’s commitment to customer service. Sprint is unbeaten among all national carriers and most improved in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, over the past three years, according to the 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index. The survey showed Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all industries, over the past three years.

As Sprint adds capacity across the country on the existing network – 28,513 in 2011 – Network Vision work on 38,000 cell sites is underway. For a detailed look at capacity upgrades in different markets, visit www.sprint.com/network.

Contact(s):

Sprint
, Candace Johnson, 317-660-2232, 
Candace.Johnson@sprint.com


or


Kristin Wallace, 404-649-8222
, Kristin.C.Wallace@sprint.com

Ericsson to Upgrade and Expand CDMA Network for China Telecom

Ericsson to Upgrade and Expand CDMA Network for China Telecom February 27, 2012 - Ericsson will upgrade China Telecom's packet data serving node (PDSN), expand its CDMA packet core network and provide related services for a period of two years. The deal will improve end-user experience, help China Telecom find new sources of revenue and lay the groundwork for a smooth evolution to LTE in the future. This is the first time Ericsson will supply a complete CDMA packet core network solution to China Telecom.

In addition, Ericsson will also deploy the world's first smart pipe solution customized for CDMA networks. It will be deployed in the Zhejiang and Anhui provinces.

Ericsson's solution will play a key role in the development of China Telecom's packet core network and the operator plans to eventually incorporate it into its CDMA networks across the country. By deploying the solution, China Telecom will be able to optimize the utilization of network resources, target different subscriber segments, and create new sources of revenue.

Mats H. Olsson, President of Ericsson Region China & North East Asia, says: "Ericsson is pleased to cooperate with China Telecom, the world's largest CDMA operator, in this groundbreaking project. With our rich experience and leading expertise in mobile networks, we're committed to supporting China Telecom to create a better mobile broadband experience for tens of millions of CDMA subscribers in China."

Ericsson's high-performance, end-to-end CDMA solution will enable China Telecom to cost-efficiently provide a full range of services to its 129.25 million CDMA users, including 38.7 million 3G subscribers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Ericsson Corporate Public & Media Relations, 
Phone: +46 10 719 69 92
, E-mail: media.relations@ericsson.com

Ericsson Investor Relations, 
Phone: +46 10 719 00 00, 
E-mail: investor.relations@ericsson.com

Movicel Deploys Africa's First Commercial LTE FDD 1.8 GHz Network

Movicel Deploys Africa''s First Commercial LTE FDD 1.8 GHz Network BARCELONA, Spain, 27 February, 2012: Movicel, Africa’s leading operator, announced that it signed a commercial contract for LTE with Huawei on 24 February, 2012. Under this contract, Movicel will deploy a LTE FDD 1.8 GHz network in province Cabinda, the most productive crude oil region in Angola. The network will be commercialized by the end of May this year and it will be Africa's first commercial LTE FDD 1.8 GHz network.

According to its future-oriented network developing blueprint, Movicel will provide mobile broadband services with a downlink speed of up to 100Mb/s across the entire country, starting from the high-value and dense urban areas, such as the capital Luanda. With series high efficient moves under this strategy, the booming demand of telecommunications in the Angola market, especially the demand of the big enterprises, will be fully satisfied.

According to Mr. Yon Moreira da Silva Junior, CEO of Movicel, that bold move is aligned with the booming economy of Angola, providing the leading service worldwide that will support the country’s growth. On top of that, offering astonishing data speed for the population, will foster the economic inclusion of the young population through digital inclusion.

“Movicel is doing its share to pave the future of Angola and Africa with this state-of-the-art communication infrastructure. It will remove the gap between Northern and Southern hemispheres networks”

“The joint effort of Huawei’s office in Angola and Brazil ensures the best resources to deploy this challenging and passionate project,” stated Mr. Andrew Ge, CEO of Huawei Angola and Mr. João Pedro Flecha de Lima, SVP of Huawei Brazil.

Based on the actual customers and traffic map, Movicel adopted from Huawei an end-to-end SingleRAN convergent solution, including RAN (Radio Access Network), CN (Core Network), DBS (Distributed Base Station) and terminal devices. With the most advanced SDR (Software Defined Radio) technology, the network will simultaneously meet the subscribers’ demand for both voice and data under different technologies (GSM/UMTS/LTE) with even one single frequency band resource.

According to the latest Evolution to LTE report released on January 5, 2012 by GSA (the Global mobile Supplier Association), there are 49 commercial LTE networks launched globally and 23 of them are using Huawei's end-to-end SingleRAN LTE solution.

For more information, visit Movicel online: www.movicel.co.ao

Sprint Expands Global Reach with Creation of New Ventures Organization

Sprint Expands Global Reach with Creation of New Ventures Organization OVERLAND PARK, Kan., February 23, 2012 - Looking for innovative ways to share the success of its existing mobile platforms and services, Sprint has created a New Ventures organization to focus on opportunities and new solutions with successful open ecosystems platforms to the wholesale and global marketplace.

In the spirit of Sprint’s continued commitment to an “open” mobile ecosystem, the group today unveiled open platforms Mobile ID and Mobile Zone, which are white-labeled variations of the popular Sprint ID and Sprint Zone applications. These platforms enable Sprint’s International and Wholesale customers to replicate Sprint’s success with the retail versions of the same services – driving enhanced customer engagement and revenue growth opportunities.

The New Ventures goal is to deliver new business models and emerging opportunities that tap into the growth of the Android platform and the popularity of new applications and premium services to both drive revenue and increase overall customer satisfaction.

“New Ventures, in partnership with Sprint’s Product, Marketing and International teams, intends to help international carriers, OEM’s and other partners improve efficiency, cut costs and drive revenue, while improving customer experience and satisfaction,” said Mike Cooley, vice president, New Ventures - Sprint. “Sprint’s Mobile ID and Mobile Zone platforms are just the beginning of the introduction of new capabilities specifically designed to accelerate and deepen consumer engagement with our partners, while encouraging consumers to purchase and interact with content and associate with brands.”

• Mobile ID – Mobile ID delivers a complete mobile experience – centered on consumers’, students’ or businesses’ interests or favorite brands – including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers, all in a couple of simple clicks. With more than six million downloads in the U.S., Sprint smartphone users have already begun to harness the power of ID packs to create their own experiences while catering to different tastes and hobbies. Mobile ID enables personalization for the end user that offers access to a broad array of categories, allowing carriers around the world to deliver a successful customized application to defined markets and customer segments.

• Mobile Zone – Mobile Zone provides a messaging gateway for customers to access account information, learn about their device and discover new applications. Mobile Zone can enhance the user experience while improving carrier-to-customer interaction. An interactive and relevant mobile application, Mobile Zone allows users who are always on-the-go a way to manage their account and discover new content anywhere and at any time with news, suggestions, tips and tricks to getting the most out of their wireless service.

Executives from the Sprint New Ventures and Wholesale Solutions teams will be attending 2012 Mobile World Congress February 27 – March 1 in Barcelona to showcase the aforementioned products. Please contact SprintWholesaleSolutions@sprint.com if you’re interested in learning more about these solutions or other opportunities for partnership with Sprint.

Sprint’s Wholesale Solutions Group has a full suite of customizable solutions, including Global MPLS, which offers a flexible and scalable network foundation that enables customers to move to next-generation technologies, such as Fixed Mobile Convergence or Unified Communications; and Mobile Broadband on Demand, enabling end-users to purchase prepaid broadband by the day, week or month. Also available to Sprint Wholesale Solutions Group customers is access to reselling 4G, with faster download speeds and more bandwidth. Customers can choose from two very easy ways to deliver an MVNO wireless offering to market - Traditional Wireless Resale and Turnkey Back-office Wireless Resale. Go to sprint.com/wholesale to view the complete product portfolio, customer testimonials and white paper downloads.

Contact(s):

Sprint, 
John Votava, 949-748-3403
, john.votava@sprint.com

Cellcom on Track for 4G LTE Launch

Cellcom on Track for 4G LTE Launch February 22, 2012 - On February 15 Cellcom marked another milestone toward the company’s 4G LTE rollout, when the engineering team completed initial testing on three 4G cell sites located in Sturgeon Bay. The testing verified that Cellcom’s radios and trial devices are operating correctly on the 4G network. The three sites will remain in test mode with private access as the engineering team continues to monitor and optimize performance.

According to Jim Lienau, CTO and VP of corporate technical services, Cellcom is on track for launching 4G in the second quarter of 2012. “With the successful completion of initial testing, we can now focus on optimization, particularly speed and reliability.” Lienau said the next step will be for Cellcom to conduct similar tests on an additional 25 4G cell sites located throughout the company’s footprint.

The first phase of Cellcom’s 4G LTE rollout includes Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Wausau, and parts of Oconto and Marinette Counties. An additional 69 cell sites will light up by the end of 2012 in the second phase of the company’s 4G launch.

4G LTE technology improves data speeds, which is a major advantage in data-intensive activities such as streaming video and music, online gaming, and the rapidly growing number of activities with “cloud-based” applications.

“Our 4G customers will have a data and internet experience that is closer to real-time, including faster downloads of streaming media,” Lienau said. “Simply put, consumers will have much snappier interactions.”

Cellcom is a Verizon LTE in Rural America (LRA) partner. Through this partnership, customers of both carriers will benefit from the high-speed, fourth-generation long-term evolution (LTE) services.

Sprint Direct Connect Beats Expectations in Key Performance Measurements, Outperforms Sprint’s Own Push-to-Talk “Gold Standard”

Sprint Direct Connect Beats Expectations in Key Performance Measurements, Outperforms Sprint’s Own Push-to-Talk “Gold Standard” OVERLAND PARK, Kan., February 22, 2012 - Sprint today announced that recent testing of Sprint Direct Connect – its next generation, broadband push-to-talk service – shows that Sprint has met or exceeded expectations in call setup time, push-to-talk latency and call success rates versus the company’s iDEN-based push-to-talk service.

The results stem from testing performed by a third-party in which more than 76,000 test calls of Sprint’s push-to-talk services were made in 17 markets. Bob Azzi, Sprint senior vice president-Network, said the results are “conclusive validation of Sprint’s sustained push-to-talk leadership.”

Using Sprint’s 3G data network and the company’s enhanced push-to-talk platform, Sprint Direct Connect has consistently delivered reliable, consistent and instant calls, according to tests. With push-to-talk, speed and reliability are everything. Consider the first responder in an emergency situation or salesman who needs to close a sale and needs instant access to voice and data that work all the time. Sprint’s push-to-talk service has proven consistently to be a game changer for customers. And it now comes packed with broadband data capabilities, familiar push-to-talk features, more handsets than its rivals – including military grade phones rated for shock, wind and rain resistance for the toughest work environments and a smartphone – and a broadened push-to-talk coverage map expected later in 2012.

“For years, the gold standard in push-to-talk ran on an iDEN network; now it runs on a broadband CDMA network,” Azzi said. “Sprint Direct Connect’s broadband speeds enable customers to experience the latest in technology applications, such as enterprise business productivity applications, social and multimedia support, and even advanced push-to-X capabilities in the future.”

Customers are expected to benefit from other performance improvements across Sprint’s network associated with Sprint’s Network Vision rollout, Azzi said. These improvements include:

• Faster data speeds that enable instant Web access for news updates, HD viewing and game-playing, quicker video downloads and clear video chats.

• Better signal strength when making a call or using the Web.

• Fewer dropped calls for peace of mind when talking to friends, family or colleagues.

• Improved voice quality and less static or background noise when making phone calls.

Nationwide, Sprint is overhauling its entire network and replacing existing equipment with the newest, most advanced equipment available in the industry through a program called Network Vision. Announced in December 2010, Network Vision is planned to consolidate multiple network technologies into one seamless network with the goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing network coverage, call quality and data speeds for customers.

Throughout 2011, Sprint achieved a number of significant milestones in the deployment of Network Vision. It is on track to offer LTE devices by mid-year 2012 and complete the majority of its Network Vision rollout in 2013. Milestones include:

• Completed development and integration of back-office systems to support the new base stations to ensure a seamless rollout.

• Finished lab testing and most of FIT testing of all components of the Network Vision platform, eliminating most risks of the program and validating rapid LTE deployment schedule.

• Launched first multi-modal base station in Branchburg, N.J., and validated improved 3G data performance metrics, such as voice quality, drops and blocks and data speeds.

• Launched first cluster of cell sites in Kankakee, Ill., and completed field integration testing.

• Work is well under way on the entire network.

Network Vision and the recent upgrades reflect Sprint’s commitment to customer service, which tied for the No. 1 spot among major wireless carriers for customer satisfaction in the 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index. The survey showed Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all industries, over the past three years.

Contact(s):

Sprint

Media Contacts: 
Mark Bonavia, 913-315-1284, 
Mark.Bonavia@sprint.com


or


Kelly Schlageter, 703-592-8809, 
Kelly.A.Schlageter@sprint.com

China Telecom to Offer iPhone 4S in China on March 9

China Telecom to Offer iPhone 4S in China on March 9 BEIJING – February 21, 2012 – China Telecom today announced it will offer iPhone 4S to customers in China beginning Friday, March 9. iPhone 4S will be available starting at RMB 0 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models on select contracts in China Telecom’s authorized stores and online at www.189.cn. Online reservations will be available beginning Friday, March 2.

iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics and full 1080p HD resolution video recording. iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system; and iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that work with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.

"We are really happy to offer the amazing new iPhone 4S," said Mr. Yang Xiaowei, executive vice president of China Telecom. "We believe iPhone 4S on China Telecom’s advanced 3G network will create great excitement among our customers."

For further details please visit local China Telecom stores, www.189.cn or contact the customer service hotline 10000.

For more information on iPhone 4S, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.

American Roamer Brings Mobile Experts to Memphis for Client Event and CDG International Roaming Team Meeting

American Roamer Brings Mobile Experts to Memphis for Client Event and CDG International Roaming Team Meeting MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 20, 2012 – American Roamer, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announces it will host the CDG International Roaming Team (IRT) meeting and a client meeting the first week of April at the Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis.

American Roamer has invited its customers from around the globe to Memphis to gain a better understanding of American Roamer as a company, to learn about the range of solutions with product and services training, and to provide input on the future of American Roamer solutions.

Topics to be discussed during this event include intelligent map design, coverage analysis, granularity of coverage, the depth of American Roamer’s coverage catalog and demos of American Roamer services such as MapELEMENTS and CellMaps. Customers attending the event will have the opportunity to attend a reception at the new American Roamer headquarters the evening of April 2.

As the co-host of the CDG IRT meeting, American Roamer CEO Bryan Darr will deliver a keynote address on April 3 to the international attendees. This CDG IRT meeting, formerly held in Delhi, India, Chicago, Macau and Bermuda, will attract global visitors from some of the largest mobile operators and vendors in the world to Memphis April 3-5. Representatives from KDDI Corporation, SK Telecom, Sprint, Vodafone and Verizon, among many others, will participate in business and technical working groups to improve the state of CDMA international roaming.

“American Roamer continues to strengthen its mobile network coverage catalog, which is the largest of its kind in the world, to provide what the global wireless market needs in order to grow and manage end-user expectations,” said Bryan Darr, CEO, American Roamer. “We are honored to introduce and share our hometown with our clients and the CDG IRT attendees, continuing our ongoing commitment to both our clients and to the expansion of CDMA roaming services globally.”

“Maximizing international roaming revenue is a key objective for most CDMA2000 operators,” commented Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Collaboration within the International Roaming Team is an essential element to making this possible. Thanks to our host, American Roamer, operators and vendors from around the world will meet again to discuss and implement initiatives that will further expand CDMA roaming on a global basis.” For more details, please visit www.americanroamer.com.

Sprint and HealthSpot to Deliver the Reality of Virtual Healthcare

Sprint and HealthSpot to Deliver the Reality of Virtual Healthcare OVERLAND PARK, Kan., February 16, 2012 - Sprint today announced a new agreement with HealthSpot, Inc. to embed wireless connectivity for the HealthSpot Care4 Station. Together Sprint and HealthSpot will deliver a true integration of telemedicine and primary care, allowing patients access to high-quality, convenient and affordable medical care in the community or workplace.

The HealthSpot Care4 Station is a fully enclosed kiosk that delivers primary and specialty care in private settings such as pharmacies, supermarkets and workplaces. The Care4 Station increases convenient care options like extended hours and physician availability while also bringing healthcare access to remote and underserved populations. The private medical kiosk connects patients to doctors over real-time, high-definition videoconferences with wireless technology. Digital medical devices integrated into the unit allow doctors to collect vital health information. Patient information, video, prescriptions, appointment scheduling and visit records can be transmitted securely over the Sprint 4G network.

“Sprint is focused on providing enabling technologies to empower caregivers and organizations seeking on-site wellness solutions, thus driving the transformation to a more consumer-driven system and bridging the gap as healthcare evolves to a more virtual model,” said Wayne Ward, vice president – Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint. “Working with innovative companies such as HealthSpot to enable the potential of M2M (machine-to-machine) technology to improve patient wellness and physician efficiency in an on-demand setting is just one example of how connected solutions are changing the way we work and live.”

Todd Churchill, chief technology officer of HealthSpot, said “We’ve optimized our remote care delivery platform to work seamlessly over Sprint wireless networks for an exceptional consumer experience. We’re excited to work with a leader in connectivity like Sprint to deploy our solution. This allows us to connect our Care4 Stations nationwide, bringing patients the ultimate in convenient secure healthcare at employer sites, retail locations and more.”

To learn more about the HealthSpot Care4 Station, view this video.

Sprint has sales, engineering, product development and marketing resources in place with a deep history and extensive experience within the healthcare industry. The team understands the industry, standards of practice and care delivery. A key element of Sprint’s commitment to healthcare is embedding wireless connectivity into innovative healthcare solutions through M2M technology. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/healthcare.

HealthSpot will be featured in Sprint’s booth at the HIMSS12 Conference and Expo. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will hold their annual conference Feb. 20 – 24 at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Sprint will have telehealth experts on hand in booth #3055 to talk about mobility management, M2M infrastructure and business continuity.

Contact(s):

Sprint
, Stephanie Greenwood, 913-315-1612
, stephanie.greenwood@sprint.com


or


HealthSpot
, Angie Homan, 614-389-4375,
ahoman@healthspot.net

U.S. Cellular Announces Next 4G LTE Markets And Mobile Hotspot Availability

U.S. Cellular Announces Next 4G LTE Markets And Mobile Hotspot Availability CHICAGO (February 16, 2012) – U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, announced the next markets that will experience high-speed 4G LTE services. In the second half of 2012, customers in more than 3,600 additional cities and towns in urban and rural areas will have access to 4G LTE speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and similar to a cable Internet connection. In addition, the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot will join the Samsung Galaxy Tab™10.1 and Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ smartphone in U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE device line-up in the spring, and the company will launch a 4G LTE modem and additional 4G LTE smartphones throughout the rest of the year.

4G LTE speeds provide an enhanced wireless experience with faster web browsing, smooth video streaming, video chatting with no buffering and speedy app downloads. 4G LTE devices will be available in all U.S. Cellular stores beginning with the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 next month, so customers can purchase the devices when they are available and use them on U.S. Cellular's high-quality 3G network, and receive all of the benefits of 4G LTE speeds when it comes to their area.

By the end of 2012, 54 percent of customers will be able to enjoy the faster 4G LTE speeds. The additional markets include select cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Some of the cities included are in the areas of Rockford and Peoria, Ill.; Columbia and Jefferson City, Mo.; Manchester, N.H.; Wilmington and Jacksonville, N.C.; Tulsa, Okla.; Medford, Ore.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va.; Yakima and the Tri-Cities, Wash.; Morgantown, W. Va. and LaCrosse and Beloit, Wis.

"We're excited to bring access to 4G LTE speeds along with a growing line-up of cutting-edge 4G LTE devices to more customers across the country later this year," said Mary N. Dillon, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular. "With this 4G LTE network expansion, customers will have faster connections to the people, information and entertainment that enhance and simplify their lives and help them stay organized."

The Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot provides Internet connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. Users will have the freedom to connect any Wi-Fi enabled device, including laptops, tablets, e-readers and smartphones, to the 4G LTE network for instant access to the fastest speeds on-the-go. At only 2.7 ounces, the Hotspot is small enough to fit in your pocket but has the power to bring the Internet at 4G LTE speeds to friends, family and co-workers wherever you need it. Additional 4G LTE devices will be announced at a later date.

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier's nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier, along with the only points-based rewards program in wireless. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

For more information, contact:

Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular, 773-317-0002, katie.frey@uscellular.com

Sprint Connects Patients to 21st Century Healthcare

Sprint Connects Patients to 21st Century Healthcare OVERLAND PARK, Kan., February 16, 2012 - Sprint has been supporting the traditional healthcare delivery model for many years with a reliable network and secure messaging. Now Sprint is working with innovative companies to bridge the gap as healthcare evolves to a virtual model and focuses on improving quality, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Emerging consumer-driven technologies are enabling patients to become better informed and more active in the healthcare process. With that in mind, Sprint announced new agreements with Acadian Monitoring, LLC, Daya Medicals, Inc. and HealthSpot, Inc.

• Sprint and M2M solution provider Reflection Solutions are collaborating with Acadian Monitoring Services’ Health Monitoring Center to provide 24/7 health monitoring. Together they will offer remote monitoring capabilities that operate over the Sprint wireless network. Acadian Monitoring Services has teams of trained Emergency Medical Dispatch certified healthcare professionals, including paramedics, who monitor data coming from the patients, including a patient’s location, health, physical activity, fall detection and medical alerts. The team is under the direction of Acadian’s medical director and is managed by a Registered Nurse. Acadian Monitoring Services’ Health Monitoring Center provides home health agencies, hospitals and elder care organizations with comprehensive services, including telehealth equipment rental, wireless connectivity and monitoring.

• DayaMed is developing the MedPod telehealth hub, a customized medication dispenser and platform that provides patients with precise medication doses and instructions. In addition, HIPAA-compliant alerts can be sent to any authorized member of the patient’s medical ecosystem. DayaMed is working with Sprint to develop embedded wireless connectivity for the MedPod. DayaMed provides patient centered medical consumer devices and services that are designed to elevate patient adherence to prescribed therapeutic regimes, raising patient health endpoints while lowering patient and overall healthcare costs.

• This morning, Sprint announced that it is working with HealthSpot to develop embedded wireless connectivity for the HealthSpot Care4 Station, a virtual doctor’s office.

“More Americans are suffering from chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes than ever before,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint. “Wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication presents an opportunity to streamline healthcare and provide greater access to critical patient information at significantly less cost and effort. The potential to improve patient wellness and physician efficiency in an on-demand setting is just one example of how connected devices are changing the way we work and live.”

A strategic approach

Sprint’s advanced wireless management strategy helps hospitals and providers make sense of, manage and contain costs for wireless networks, devices and services. Many hospital networks are currently operating at or near capacity while overburdened IT staffs struggle to keep systems running. Sprint provides the wireless infrastructure so that healthcare providers can focus on service delivery.

“For 2012, it’s about engaging providers and consumers with enabling technologies to empower the transformation to a more consumer-driven system,” said Julee Thompson, chief healthcare executive, Sprint. “We are focusing on providing core infrastructure integration and key technology process improvements to assure mission-critical elements are in place.” Examples of wireless infrastructure include next-generation messaging supported by a unified communications platform, clinical DAS, mobile integration, M2M technology as well as business-continuity and emergency response solutions. “We want practitioners to have the ability to access secure electronic medical records (EMR) from virtually anywhere,” Thompson added. “Sprint is focused on helping healthcare providers get the right information, to the right person, using the right form factor, at the right time, with the right infrastructure and technical expertise.”

A commitment to healthcare

Sprint has sales, engineering, product development and marketing resources in place with a deep history and extensive experience within the healthcare industry. The team understands the industry, standards of practice and care delivery. Thompson has over 25 years of senior-level healthcare expertise, including patient care and operations. Sprint is a diamond corporate sponsor of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Sprint is actively involved in local HIMSS chapters. Debbie Vogel, account manager, Sprint, was recently elected to the board of the Arizona HIMSS chapter.

As a demonstration of its commitment to the development of telemedicine as a healthcare delivery channel, Sprint is a Sustaining President’s Circle member of the American Telemedicine Association. Sprint works closely with customers to develop solutions to meet their unique needs. Through the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Sprint executives meet with healthcare CIOs twice a year to discuss ideas about leveraging communications technology. Sprint is also a CHIME Foundation Firm and an associate member of the National Association for Home Care (NAHC). For more information, visit www.sprint.com/healthcare.

A network vision

To ensure that future demand for wireless connectivity will be met, Sprint embarked on a multiyear initiative to provide an enhanced network experience expected to provide faster data speeds and improved voice quality, while creating network flexibility, reducing operating costs and improving environmental sustainability. The program, called Network Vision, involves the deployment of multimode base stations across many of Sprint’s cell sites throughout the country. As base stations are deployed, customers are expected to notice immediate improvements both outside and inside buildings, plus 4G LTE capability will become available. Sprint expects to complete Network Vision by the end of 2013.

HIMSS12

The HIMSS annual conference and expo (HIMSS12) will take place Feb. 20 – 24 at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Sprint will have telehealth experts on hand in booth #3055 to talk about mobility management, M2M, clinical-grade infrastructure and business continuity.

Contact(s):

Sprint, 
Randy Spolter, 703-930-2671, 
randal.spolter@sprint.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Network Goes Live in Vancouver

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Network Goes Live in Vancouver Vancouver, B.C. – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network will be available in Vancouver on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

“Our commitment at TELUS is to provide Vancouver residents the best customer experience, and the launch of our 4G LTE service with broad coverage here and in 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada underscores that commitment,” said Chris Langdon, TELUS vice-president of Consumer Products and Services. “We’re listening to our customers and we are working hard to continue giving them clear and simple pricing with no surprises while enjoying the speed and reliability of the TELUS network.”

Consistent with TELUS’ clear and simple pricing approach, current rate plans will apply to all TELUS 4G LTE customers. There are no new rate plans or premium charges to enjoy the new network. TELUS also offers a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure its customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology.

The launch of TELUS’ 4G LTE network also complements an innovative new service, Optik on the go, which allows TELUS Optik TV customers in Alberta and B.C. to view a selection of commercial free TV On Demand shows and movies on their mobile devices, tablets and laptops – at home, in coffee shops, airports, and on the move. This application allows users to start, pause, rewind and fast forward their shows just like they do at home. Optik on the go offers TV On Demand shows and movies from Super Channel, Hollywood Suite, Family Channel, Disney XD, Disney Jr, and Baby TV in English, French and Mandarin. The content library will continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond as new shows and movies will be added constantly.

TELUS’ 4G LTE network supports manufacturer's rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, getting the latest chart topping music, or watching TELUS Optik on the go when using TELUS’ 4G LTE services. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world. TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact:

Shawn Hall, TELUS Media Relations, (604) 619-7913, shawn.hall@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Belleville

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Belleville Belleville, ON – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Belleville residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Belleville and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact: AJ Gratton, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 320-0364, aj.gratton@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Guelph

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Guelph Guelph, ON – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Guelph residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Guelph and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent. LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact: AJ Gratton, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 320-0364, aj.gratton@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Ottawa

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Ottawa Ottawa, ON – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Ottawans on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

“We are driven to offer the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Ottawa and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology,” said Terry Nemeth, TELUS vice-president of sales, public sector for Ontario. “We’re listening to our customers and committed to giving them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to enjoy our new network.”

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact:

AJ Gratton, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 320-0364, aj.gratton@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Kitchener

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Kitchener Kitchener, ON – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Kitchener residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wirelss Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Kitchener and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact:

AJ Gratton, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 320-0364, aj.gratton@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Network Goes Live in Edmonton

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Network Goes Live in Edmonton Edmonton, AB – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network will be available in Edmonton on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

“Our commitment at TELUS is to offer Edmontonians the best customer experience, and the launch of our 4G LTE service with broad coverage here and in 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada underscores that commitment,” said Monty Carter, senior vice-president, TELUS Enterprise Solutions. “We’re listening to our customers and we are working hard to continue giving them clear and simple pricing with no surprises while enjoying the speed and reliability of the TELUS network.”

Consistent with TELUS’ clear and simple pricing approach, current rate plans will apply to all TELUS 4G LTE customers. There are no new rate plans or premium charges to enjoy the new network. TELUS also offers a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure its customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology.

The launch of TELUS’ 4G LTE network also complements an innovative new service, Optik on the go, which allows TELUS Optik TV customers in Alberta and B.C. to view a selection of commercial free TV On Demand shows and movies on their mobile devices, tablets and laptops – at home, in coffee shops, airports, and on the move. This application allows users to start, pause, rewind and fast forward their shows just like they do at home. Optik on the go offers TV On Demand shows and movies from Super Channel, Hollywood Suite, Family Channel, Disney XD, Disney Jr, and Baby TV in English, French and Mandarin. The content library will continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond as new shows and movies will be added constantly.

TELUS’ 4G LTE network supports manufacturer's rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, getting the latest chart topping music, or watching TELUS Optik on the go when using TELUS’ 4G LTE services. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visitError! Hyperlink reference not valid.for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact: Chris Gerritsen, TELUS Media Relations, (403) 808-9591, chris.gerritsen@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Waterloo

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Waterloo Waterloo, ON – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Waterloo residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Waterloo and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact:

AJ Gratton, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 320-0364, aj.gratton@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Halifax

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Halifax Halifax, N.S. – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Haligonians on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

“We are driven to offer the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Halifax and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology,” said Ken Power, TELUS Business Solutions, Atlantic Canada. “We’re listening to our customers and committed to giving them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to enjoy our new network.”

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact:

Lara Ryan, Lara Ryan Consulting, (902) 229-1580, lara@lararyanconsulting.ca

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Yellowknife

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Yellowknife Yellowknife, N.W.T. – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available in Yellowknife on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE service with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

“Our commitment at TELUS is to offer residents of Yellowknife the best customer experience, and the launch of our 4G LTE service with broad coverage here and in 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada underscores that commitment,” said Monty Carter, senior vice-president, TELUS Enterprise Solutions. “We’re listening to our customers and we are working hard to continue giving them clear and simple pricing with no surprises while enjoying the speed and reliability of TELUS services.”

Consistent with TELUS’ clear and simple pricing approach, current rate plans will apply to all TELUS 4G LTE customers. There are no new rate plans or premium charges to enjoy the new network. TELUS also offers a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure its customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology.

TELUS’ 4G LTE network supports manufacturer's rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gerritsen, TELUS Media Relations, (403) 808-9591, chris.gerritsen@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Toronto and the GTA

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Toronto and the GTA Toronto, ON – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Torontonians and GTA residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Toronto and the GTA and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact:

AJ Gratton, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 320-0364, aj.gratton@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Network Goes Live in Calgary

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Network Goes Live in Calgary Calgary, AB – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network will be available in Calgary on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

“Our commitment at TELUS is to offer Calgarians the best customer experience, and the launch of our 4G LTE service with broad coverage here and in 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada underscores that commitment,” said Monty Carter, senior vice-president, TELUS Enterprise Solutions. “We’re listening to our customers and we are working hard to continue giving them clear and simple pricing with no surprises while enjoying the speed and reliability of the TELUS network.”

Consistent with TELUS’ clear and simple pricing approach, current rate plans will apply to all TELUS 4G LTE customers. There are no new rate plans or premium charges to enjoy the new network. TELUS also offers a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure its customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology.

The launch of TELUS’ 4G LTE network also complements an innovative new service, Optik on the go, which allows TELUS Optik TV customers in Alberta and B.C. to view a selection of commercial free TV On Demand shows and movies on their mobile devices, tablets and laptops – at home, in coffee shops, airports, and on the move. This application allows users to start, pause, rewind and fast forward their shows just like they do at home. Optik on the go offers TV On Demand shows and movies from Super Channel, Hollywood Suite, Family Channel, Disney XD, Disney Jr, and Baby TV in English, French and Mandarin. The content library will continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond as new shows and movies will be added constantly.

TELUS’ 4G LTE network supports manufacturer's rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails, getting the latest chart topping music, or watching TELUS Optik on the go when using TELUS’ 4G LTE network. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gerritsen, TELUS Media Relations, (403) 808-9591, chris.gerritsen@telus.com

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Hamilton

TELUS 4G LTE Wireless Service Goes Live in Hamilton Hamilton, ON – February 9, 2012 – TELUS today announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service will be available to Hamilton residents on Friday, February 10. TELUS plans to continue rolling out its 4G LTE coverage to more regions across Canada to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS customers can experience the full capabilities of TELUS’ 4G LTE network with the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone or the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key, available in TELUS stores and online on February 10. The 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note will also be available on February 14.

TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. Downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device will take just 3.5 to 7 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to 4G, with no disruption of service.

“We are committed to offering the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching our 4G LTE service in Hamilton and 13 other metropolitan centres across Canada. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this blazing fast wireless service,” said David Fuller, TELUS Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re listening to our customers and striving to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, we are pleased to announce our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to experience our new network.”

Over the past few years, TELUS has introduced: rate plans without system access and 911 carrier fees, a device unlocking service, free SMS data notifications so customers know how much data they have used, and flexible data rate plans to avoid bill shock when customers go over their regular usage. TELUS also reduced international roaming rates by up to 60 per cent.

LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology rollover plan made possible by the 2009 launch of Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G wireless network. Today this service reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks in the world.

TELUS 4G LTE will be available in the following 14 metropolitan areas: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.

Starting February 10, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4GLTE for more information on TELUS 4G LTE and to sign up for network coverage updates.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

For more information, please contact:

AJ Gratton, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 320-0364, aj.gratton@telus.com

Baltimore and Kansas City Sprint Customers to Benefit from 4G LTE and 3G Enhancements in 2012

Baltimore and Kansas City Sprint Customers to Benefit from 4G LTE and 3G Enhancements in 2012 OVERLAND PARK, Kan., February 08, 2012 - Sprint today announced that Baltimore and Kansas City are expected to receive 4G LTE and upgraded 3G service by mid-2012. Sprint recently announced that 4G LTE and enhanced 3G service are also expected by mid-2012 in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Sprint 4G LTE will enable faster speeds for data applications, and the enhanced 3G service promises better signal strength, faster data speeds, expanded coverage and better in-building performance.

The launch of these large metropolitan areas demonstrates the continued commitment by Sprint to invest in its network through Network Vision. Sprint customers in these areas will soon enjoy ultra-fast data speeds and improved 3G voice quality. Whether a Sprint customer is using a smartphone to share a video of a double overtime game between the Kansas Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers or a Baltimore chef is checking the Web via a mobile hotspot for a new way to serve crabcakes, Sprint 4G LTE will make it easier. And, when someone makes an important voice call, they can expect to find a clearer connection and a stronger signal in more areas.

“Sprint is investing in its CDMA network and delivering on our commitment to ensure customers experience superior wireless voice and data service at an unbeatable value,” said Bob Azzi, Sprint senior vice president-Network. “We continue to deploy multi-mode base stations across Sprint’s nationwide cell sites and are expecting improvements in voice quality, signal density and data speeds. Today’s good news demonstrates the phenomenal progress that our teams are making toward implementing this new technology.” The initial devices already announced to run on 4G LTE will be Galaxy Nexus™, boasting a pure Google™ experience, LG Viper™ 4G LTE with eco-friendly features, and Sierra Wireless™ Tri-Network Hotspot, a 3G, 4G and 4G LTE mobile hotspot. More information is available at www.sprint.com/4glte.

Sprint has been a 4G innovator since first launching the technology in 2008. Sprint has launched more than 25 4G-enabled smartphones, USB connection cards, notebook/netbook products, mobile hotspots and routers. Sprint offers a proven, reliable 4G experience for millions of customers compared to other national wireless carriers. Additionally, Sprint is a leader in value, with Sprint Everything plans with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, including unlimited data, texting and calling to and from any mobile phone in America while on the Sprint network. With Sprint’s unlimited data plans, customers don’t have to worry about throttling or data overage charges on their monthly bill as they might with tiered data plans from other carriers.

Contact(s):

Sprint, 
Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689, 
Kathleen.Dunleavy@sprint.com

Sprint Partners with Orange Business Services to Extend Global M2M Reach

Sprint Partners with Orange Business Services to Extend Global M2M Reach OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & PARIS, February 07, 2012 - Sprint is partnering with Orange Business Services to provide Sprint with global machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity outside the U.S., the companies announced today. Through this agreement, Sprint will expand its M2M reach to include Sprint-branded global M2M connectivity to 180 countries.

ABI Research forecasts that there will be more than 106 million M2M connections globally, excluding the U.S., in 2012, growing to over 272 million M2M connections in 2016. Given this expected growth, the agreement enables Sprint to expand the reach of its business customers’ machines and basic operations beyond the United States in segments such as automotive and telematics, smart grid and metering, healthcare, retail point-of-sale and security.

“We look forward to working with Orange Business Services as a vital partner as we equip U.S. business customers with a strong global M2M capability and help them reduce complexity by working with a single support team,” said Yijing Brentano, vice president of international wholesale – Sprint. “Sprint recognizes that its customers compete in the global economy and they expect their processing, monitoring, diagnostic and distribution applications to work seamlessly wherever their business takes them. Thanks to Orange’s extensive and proven global network, we will provide our customers with seamless, global M2M solutions with the highest standard in quality of service.”

Orange Business Services, the enterprise arm of France Telecom-Orange (NYSE: FTE), is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations. Orange Business Services is delivering its global M2M connectivity service to Sprint through its International M2M Center (IMC) based in Brussels. With 200+ experts dedicated to M2M, Orange Business Services brings together expertise in consulting, design, innovation, integration, project management and service management along with leading-edge knowledge of the M2M ecosystem. Its seamless global network provides IP access in 220 countries and territories and supports more than 2.5 million active M2M connections.

“We are thrilled to be Sprint’s partner for end-to-end M2M connectivity outside the U.S.,” said Rodolphe Frugès, vice president, Internet of Things and M2M – France Telecom-Orange. “The choice of Orange by Sprint, a major telecommunications carrier, is a great recognition of our unmatched M2M quality of service and global footprint. We look forward to extending this to Sprint’s enterprise customers as they deploy connected applications that require global and carrier-grade M2M solutions.”

“Sprint is one of our largest customers in the U.S., and we are delighted that they have chosen to partner with us to support such a critical component of their core business,” said Diana Einterz, senior vice president, Americas – Orange Business Services.

By adding Orange’s global capabilities to Sprint’s M2M solutions, customers will benefit from several important advantages, including:

• the ability to extend M2M solutions beyond the United States;

• the ability to have a single, dedicated entity managing global M2M connectivity requirements – with local implementation and local contract negotiation support;

• the ability to readily achieve economy of scale, cost control and faster project deployment when extending M2M capabilities globally, with secure and reliable configurations; and

• an integrated M2M supply chain process, ensuring a one-stop shop and a single provisioning and support process for each country in which a company operates. In addition to its international footprint, Orange will provide Sprint with integral components to offer a seamless global M2M service, including:

• M2M-specific Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) SIM cards for deployment with a variety of M2M devices;

• a feature-rich Web portal Sprint customers can use to order and manage SIM cards; and

• the ability to provide end-to-end service from the SIM cards up to a customer’s application platform.

Sprint provides domestic and global M2M services through its Emerging Solutions Group, which is part of the company’s Wholesale and Emerging Solutions business unit.

Contact(s):

Sprint, 
Stephanie Greenwood, 913-315-1612
, Stephanie.greenwood@sprint.com


or


Orange Business Services
, Elizabeth Mayeri, +1 212-251-2086, 
elizabeth.mayeri@orange.com


or


Orange, 
Héloïse Rothenbühler, +33 1 44 44 93 93, 
service.presse@orange.com

Moldtelecom is Ready for the Technology of the Future - 4G LTE

Moldtelecom is Ready for the Technology of the Future - 4G LTE February 3, 2012, Moldtelecom, the largest telecommunications company in Moldova, publicly demonstrated in the exhibition "Made in Moldova" a new technological performance - project 4G LTE.

Moldtelecom marked the introduction of the local market next-generation communication solutions, presenting live at the exhibition of local products, the richest spectrum of modern communication solutions 4G.

"Today, Moldtelecom very pleased to announce that it is ready to provide Internet users the latest and greatest 4G smart solutions that our company has developed the next-generation technology to enhance the speed of communication, interaction and transfer of real-time data. 4G LTE technology allows data transfer speeds of up to 100Mbps,providing a superior user experience for data applications, including quick access to the mobile Internet, online games, social media applications, videoconferencing and digital TV HD IPTV , "he said Vitaly Iurcu, Director General of JSC " Moldtelecom " .

4G / LTE is a natural continuation of the innovation 3G available to citizens of the Republic of Moldova in 2010 by Moldtelecom with the national launch of mobile telephony United3G.

This performance has boosted national, next generation mobile communication, the benefits were assessed as advanced users of technologies, as well as ordinary citizens in rural areas who currently have the best phones and 3G modems, as well as the most attractive services provided by United.

To encourage this growing, national operator Moldtelecom announced just two years away he is ready for a new future technology - 4G, which will be used by the trademarkKingdom.

The new technology will greatly improve access to the mobile Internet, offering speeds of up to 100 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload to, facilitate interactivity, data transfer, mobile videoconferencing organization will provide routing mechanisms and remote monitoring devices M2M (machine - to - machine) mini building private networks HOME or Enterprise Office and access to digital SD / HD and 3D IPTV Mobile, both through set-top-box's and by a powerful laptop connected via modem 4G next-generation mobile network.

The Moldtelecom favors communication, not only advanced fixed telephone services, furniture, high quality Internet, digital television and next generation mobile network now available.

Kikis Aris, , Product Manager HUAWEI, wanted to mention: "I'm glad I managed to get LTE in your country with Moldtelecom, which is based on telecommunications in Moldova.I'm excited about this collaboration very beautiful and at the same time responsible for the trust to provide the best solutions Moldova so that all the inhabitants of this country can enjoy the potential of new technologies.

Huawei is one of the international leaders in the production of telecommunication equipment, providing the latest LTE products range through which we provide customers with 4G service Moldtelecom successful. "

Director of ZTE representative in Moldova, Tian Jun, stressed: "It is an honor for us to assist a company the size Moldtelecom - his expectations for the entire country. Therefore we implement all our international capabilities and expertise for new 4G service is simple to use and accessible. 4G/LTE technology is designed to be extremely flexible and varied devices used: various mobile terminals, modern phones, laptops, tablets, cameras and camera, wireless routers, etc..

Equipment manufacturer ZTE is the most dynamically evolving global telecommunications market, and the Republic of Moldova is a priority for our company to adapt to the most modern and efficient mechanisms for excellent functioning 4G network. "

Preparation for 4G technology is an exceptional leap Moldtelecom that strengthens, rightly Moldtelecom role - his company is the only company that has created the hottest services to fixed, mobile, Internet best quality and accessibility including all rural television performance in standard format and high definition television of the future in 3D, as well as the latest mobile solutions available in the world market of telecommunications.

Through an extremely wide-oriented prosperity of the country and its citizens Moldtelecom reaffirms its supremacy.

ZTE Optik is an Android Tablet Offering Sprint Customers a Combination E-reader, Media Player and Portable Computing Device at an Affordable Price

ZTE Optik is an Android Tablet Offering Sprint Customers a Combination E-reader, Media Player and Portable Computing Device at an Affordable Price OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & RICHARDSON, Texas, February 02, 2012 - Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 5, Sprint will introduce its first tablet for under $100, ZTE Optik™, a Sprint 3G tablet featuring a 7-inch touchscreen display with WXGA 1280x800 resolution and pinch-to-zoom, Android™ 3.2, Honeycomb, and dual cameras.

ZTE Optik will be available through Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and online (www.sprint.com) for just $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. It will also be available without a service agreement for $349.99, and business customers may qualify for special pricing. (All pricing excludes tax.)

“Sprint is committed to delivering exceptional value and feature-rich devices to our customers,” said David Owens, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “ZTE Optik packs great features for under $100. When this device is combined with our Tablet Connection plans, customers can easily keep their personal and professional lives organized, stay connected with their social networks and get things done while on the go.”

Powered by Android 3.2, Honeycomb, the version of Android designed specifically for tablets, ZTE Optik is a dynamic e-reader, media player and portable computing device. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and 7-inch capacitive touchscreen that allows the user to get work done or stay entertained surfing the web, playing games and watching videos with Adobe® Flash® enabled websites. It has two cameras – a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera and front-facing 2-megapixel camera that enables video chat.

“ZTE Optik is ZTE’s first tablet in North America and makes the tablet experience available to a new segment of consumers,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA and president, North America Region, ZTE. “Paired with Sprint’s cutting-edge network, ZTE Optik provides an exceptional user experience to consumers who demand affordability, flexibility and mobility in one package.”

For those that want to get more out of their tablet, ZTE Optik provides access to Android Market™, which features more than 400,000 useful apps, games and widgets.

Additional key features of ZTE Optik include:

• Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Books™ and YouTube™

• Sprint Zone, Sprint TV, Sprint Music Plus, Sprint Navigation, Sprint Football Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM

• Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g)

• Swype™

• Integrated GPS

• 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery

• Expandable memory slot, supporting up to a 32GB microSD card (not included)

• Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR

• Stereo speakers

• 3.5mm headset

ZTE Optik can be activated on one of Sprint’s Tablet Connection plans. Sprint offers four plans designed specifically for tablets, starting at $19.99 for 1GB of data, $34.99 for 3GB of data, $49.99 for 6GB of data and $79.99 for 12GB of data.1 (All pricing excludes taxes and surcharges.) Customers are able to view their data usage by logging into My Sprint at www.sprint.com.

ZTE Optik can also be used as a Mobile Hotspot allowing up to five users to simultaneously surf the web using Wi-Fi®. The Mobile Hotspot option is available for an additional $29.99 per month and utilizes data in the customer’s tablet plan. (All pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).

Contact(s):

Sprint, 
Mark Elliott, 603-621-4511, 
mark.j.elliott@sprint.com


or


ZTE USA
Mitch Peterson, 913-706-9529
, mitchell.peterson@zteusa.com

Axesstel Introduces Its First 4G Product: The MV600 Series EV-DO Rev. B Wi-Fi Gateway

Axesstel Introduces Its First 4G Product: The MV600 Series EV-DO Rev. B Wi-Fi Gateway SAN DIEGO, Feb. 1, 2012 -- Axesstel, Inc., a leader in the design and development of fixed wireless voice and broadband data products, extends its global leadership in CDMA 1xEV-DO 450MHz with its launch of the world's first 4G EV-DO Rev. B 450MHz Wi-Fi Gateway with optional VoIP. Axesstel has begun shipping MV600 Series Gateways to Net1/Ice.net, a telecom operator providing mobile broadband access, VoIP and machine-to-machine services for consumers and businesses in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Clark Hickock, Chief Executive Officer of Axesstel, stated: "With the launch of our first 4G product, we continue to demonstrate our market leading capabilities in developing next-generation products for CDMA 1xEV-DO 450MHz. The evolution to EV-DO Rev. B enables higher streaming rates for video and audio; quicker upload of pictures, videos, and audio files; and faster mobile broadband for mobile devices. Our EV-DO Rev. B Wi-Fi Gateway with VoIP capability offers an innovative solution around EV-DO."

Goesta Kallner, Net1/Ice.net Chief Technology Officer added: "The launch of the Axesstel Rev. B router is an important milestone for Net1 in the Scandinavian market and it helps us to take the business to the next level. A higher speed in combination with our unique coverage makes a very attractive offer for our customers. These efforts strengthen our commitment to offer the most comprehensive services in mobile communications."

"Our relationship with Net1/Ice.net expands our presence in a developed market where demand for fixed wireless products is growing," said Henrik Hoeffner, Chief Marketing Officer of Axesstel. "Net1/Ice.net is the fastest growing telecom provider in Scandinavia and we believe our innovative wireless broadband products will drive adoption of its services. We are excited about supporting Net1/Ice.net in their further market expansion."

The MV600 Series EV-DO Rev. B Gateways seamlessly combine wireless wide area networking (WWAN), a Wi-Fi wireless local area network (WLAN) router and a four port Ethernet switch to provide wireless broadband data access in one easy to use, plug-and-play desktop networking device. Leveraging CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. B technology, the MV600 Series Gateways provide broadband data for high-speed access to email, the Internet, data intensive files and multi-media streaming. The integrated Wi-Fi router allows remote access to broadband data from any room at home or office and trouble-free set up of a local hotspot. A four port Ethernet switch provides a plug-and-play solution that enables users to network multiple desktop and laptop PCs as well as other devices.

Benefits

• Integrated Wi-Fi router allows access to broadband data from anywhere at home or office

• Four-port Ethernet switch provides a plug-and-play solution for networking multiple desktops, laptops and other devices

• Receive Diversity Antennas providing maximum coverage range and data throughput

• Embedded VoIP functionality provides Voice call through the RJ-11 port (V model only)

Features

• Backward compatible with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. 0/A and CDMA2000 1X

• SIP Application Support Optional

• 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Router with 4-Port Ethernet

• 5 LED Indicators (Power/Signal/Connect/1xEV-DO/Wi-Fi)

• Receive Diversity Antennas

• Desktop or Wall Mountable

• IPv6 / IPv4

• Backup Battery Optional

CONTACT:

Company PR Contact:

David Berman

Axesstel, Inc.

+1-858.625.2100 X310

dberman@axesstel.com

Investor Relations Contact:

Cathy Mattison

LHA

+1-415.433.3777

cmattison@lhai.com

U.S. Cellular Announces Launch Of 4G LTE Network Next Month Along With Upcoming Devices

U.S. Cellular Announces Launch Of 4G LTE Network Next Month Along With Upcoming Devices CHICAGO (Feb. 1, 2012) – U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, is launching a 4G LTE network next month that will enhance the wireless experience with countless entertainment possibilities and help customers simplify and organize their lives. The 4G LTE network will cover 25 percent of U.S. Cellular's customers and will coincide with the launch of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 4G LTE mobile tablet followed shortly by the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ 4G LTE smartphone.

4G LTE speeds allow customers to begin watching a movie in seconds and enjoy smoother video streaming with little to no buffering, and video chatting with family or business colleagues is seamless.

With the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™, customers have the ability to talk and access the Internet at the same time. They can talk to their family about dinner plans while downloading an app to find nearby restaurants and simultaneously check out reviews online.

The March rollout of 4G LTE includes select cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma, including some of U.S. Cellular's leading markets such as Milwaukee, Madison and Racine, Wis.; Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa; Portland and Bangor, Maine; and Greenville, N.C. U.S. Cellular is the first wireless carrier to offer 4G LTE in several of these markets. The next wave of market launches will be announced later this month.

"With 4G LTE speeds, you can quickly get what you want when you need it," said Mary N. Dillon, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular. "This 4G LTE network builds upon our industry-leading network satisfaction and is the only one that comes with a valuable rewards program and other unique benefits like Overage Protection and Battery Swap that make our customers the happiest in wireless."

The Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 is powered by Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) and has a 10.1-inch WXGA TFT touchscreen. It features superior multi-tasking capabilities, a video watching experience similar to TV and smooth graphics and responsive controls for faster gaming. Apps are downloaded faster on the sleek Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ smartphone that comes with Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). It has a 4.3-inch WVGA s-AMOLED plus touchscreen, 8 megapixel rear camera and front-facing camera for easy video chatting. Both devices will provide download and browser speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and be similar to a cable Internet connection.

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier's high-quality nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.