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Business Wire  02/24/2014 8:30 AM ET
Sprint Velocity Receives Compass Intelligence A-List in M2M Award

Designed specifically for automakers, the Sprint Velocity global mobile integration solution wins in the Enabling Software or Technology for Automotive category

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2014-- Sprint (NYSE: S) has received the 2014 Compass Intelligence A-List in M2M Award for its Sprint VelocitySM solution, winning in the Enabling Software or Technology for Automotive category.

Sprint Velocity helps automakers around the world develop and market totally customized connected services for their cars and passenger trucks. Connected car services enabled by Sprint Velocity can include infotainment features such as music, news, weather and sports, Wi-Fi connections for mobile devices, security, navigation, emergency services and engine diagnostics.

“The Compass Intelligence A-List award is a tremendous honor and validation for Sprint Velocity,” said Matt Carter, president, Sprint Enterprise Solutions. “Sprint Velocity helps automakers increase revenues and strengthen customer loyalty by providing a unique combination of telematics integration and consumer marketing. Our vision is to make in-vehicle connectivity as simple, intuitive and appealing as smartphones and tablets, and unique to each automotive brand.”

The A-List awards are judged by a panel of more than 20 industry analysts and journalists covering M2M (Machine to Machine). The panel includes representatives from Compass Intelligence, Computer World, Creative Strategies, Frost & Sullivan, Gartner Group, Heavy Reading, IDC, I.H.S, Ovum, TMC, Yankee Group and other leading technology observers. Compass Intelligence announced the 2014 A-List in M2M awards on Jan. 8 during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Sprint designed Sprint Velocity as a comprehensive technical, ecosystem and marketing solution for vehicle manufacturers around the world. The solution features an integrated set of capabilities that encompass telematics, ecosystem development and management, connected transportation, consumer relationship marketing and advanced global network connectivity.

Introduced in November 2012, Sprint Velocity continues to innovate, including the debut of its Sprint Velocity Connect capabilities at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Sprint Velocity Connect is an expanded capability that supports additional hardware on the Sprint Velocity platform, including TCUs (Telematics Control Units), OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostic) devices and embedded in-dash head units.

View Sprint Velocity video and visit the Sprint Velocity website.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE:S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 54 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

Source: Sprint

Sprint
Mary Kunkel, 703-930-5290
mary.kunkel@sprint.com

 

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