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

October 22, 2019
Multiyear project will drive regional economic and technological development in Arizona, enable massive 5G campus connectivity, create new IoT curriculum, and kick‑start joint scientific research

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

Sprint will work alongside ASU:

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

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

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

  • Smart Region development:
    • Sprint is a founding partner of the Greater Phoenix Smart Region Consortium, which looks to drive initiatives leveraging advanced connectivity and infrastructure that will reach 22 cities in Arizona.
  • ASU – the largest public research university in the United States:
    • More than 75,000 students can benefit from immersive reality student experiences, enhanced technology projects around connectivity and safety across five campuses, and enhanced experiences for online students.
  • Curiosity University:
    • ASU and Sprint plan to develop an advanced academic curriculum designed to attract, develop and retain IoT talent for a world and economy that’s becoming more connected.
  • Intensive R&D:
    • ASU and Sprint expect to join forces to research and develop applications that leverage the power of 5G and Curiosity™ IoT.
      • Curiosity™ IoT is the first dedicated, virtualized and distributed core IoT network built for software. It leverages ‘bare metal’ design, enablement of low latency, and high availability connectivity.
      • Blockchain as a service, IoT developer services and never-before-seen applications may be pursued jointly, using a live commercial network.
  • World-class technology companies:
    • As part of the Smart Region consortium, some of the most influential technology companies in the industry will join Sprint in seeking to build some of the largest stage digitization projects ever.
  • Rural Expansion:
    • The state of Arizona, ASU and Sprint will aim to bring high speed connectivity to areas of Arizona that are underserved.

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

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

About Sprint:
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.3 million connections as of June 30, 2019, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands, including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching a 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

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