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Sprint Showcases the Power of Mobility for Business Customers at CTIA Wireless 2006


Network strength, device innovation and turnkey mobility solutions serve as pillars for Sprintís wireless data leadership

For more information about Sprintís activities during CTIA Wireless 2006, view the CTIA Wireless 2006 Press Kit:

LAS VEGAS, Nev. ó 04/05/2006, WHAT: Sprint (NYSE: S) is showcasing new and emerging wireless data capabilities for business customers as part of its activities at CTIA Wireless, April 5-7 in Las Vegas. Sprint is located on the exhibit floor, booth number 1439. Visitors to the booth will have access to a breadth of products and services that help extend the workplace. Highlights include:

Next-Generation Mobile Broadband (EV-DO) Capabilities - The power of Sprintís networks and unique assets make it best-positioned to deliver unmatched mobility products and services for customers. Sprintís strategic plan includes building this next-generation technology to the broadest extent of any competitor. Sprint plans to make EV-DO Release A service broadly available by the end of first quarter of 2007 to about 154 million people. Using select devices at CTIA, Sprint will demonstrate EV-DO Rev. A technology which enables peak download data rates of 3.1Mbps and peak upload data rates of 1.8 Mbps.

Sprint Mobile Broadband PCMCIA Rev-A Cards - Sprint expects to start making EV-DO-Rev. A Connection Cards commercially available in the third quarter of 2006. Sprint will feature two models - the Sprint Mobile Broadband Connection Card by Novatel Wireless™ (Merlin S720) and the Sprint Mobile Broadband Connection Card by Sierra Wireless™ (AirCard 595ģ) - to demonstrate the benefits of Sprint Mobile Broadband service.

Sprint Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Router - Attendees can view certified Wi-Fi routers from Linksys and Junxion that can be used in conjunction with a Sprint Mobile Broadband Connection Card to enable a hotspot for access to Sprintís Mobile Broadband service.

Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device - Sprint is offering a preview of its soon-to-come Mobile Broadband card that plugs into a USB port enabling more devices to access Sprint Mobile Broadband service on the Sprint Power Vision Network. Sprint expects to make these types of devices commercially available later this year.

Embedded Solutions - Sprint is demonstrating its latest in rugged and embedded module device lineup including the Symbol MC9097 mobile computer, the industryís first rugged mobile computer to offer Nextel walkie-talkie capabilities. Sprint will also feature select rugged and semi-rugged Panasonic Toughbook notebook computers with built-in access to Sprint Mobile Broadband service with the embedded EM5625 OEM module from Sierra Wireless. Additionally, Sprint will be displaying machine-to-machine devices for use in wireless WAN, telemetry and fleet management solutions.

Sprint Mobile Workgroup Solutions - Sprint is launching a new set of CDMA mobile business applications that use GPS technology, further strengthening its ability to meet customer mobility requirements on both iDEN and CDMA networks. On-site demonstrations focus on location-based service applications for navigation, tracking and field force automation. Sprint was recently named 2005 Location Based Services Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan.

Sprint Easy Office - Sprint has made it easier for small businesses to leverage the capabilities of a full-featured wireless messaging service without the installation, maintenance or expense of on-site hardware and software. Using select Sprint and Nextel handsets, including all CDMA and iDEN BlackBerry devices. Customers experience the convenience of real-time access to their calendar, email, contact and task lists even while away from the office.

Sprint Mobility Management - Sprint is enhancing its industry-first end-to-end wireless device and billing management solution with new capabilities including intercarrier device administration, increased security features and a detailed customer portal allowing IT administrators over-the-air access to better control and manage company-sponsored wireless handsets.

WHEN: April 5-7, 2006

WHERE: Sprint, Booth # 1439
CTIA Wireless 2006 - Las Vegas Convention Center

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Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit


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