M2M Why Sprint Network Structure

On the Sprint Network

 Many M2M applications today are fully supported by 2G, including many connected smart meters for utilities and many telematics applications used by transportation companies. 

By making a commitment to network choice, Sprint ensures that M2M customers have the ongoing ability to select a platform when it provides the best, most cost-effective fit for their business model


2G Service you can rely on

Our network vision keeps you running. Unnecessary migration to 3G can be disruptive and costly for companies with existing 2G infrastructure investments.  Sprint believes M2M customers should never feel rushed to migrate away from 2G for fear of potential service degradation. 

That’s why Sprint is stating our commitment to 2G availability and high service quality for the long term.


2G Network Seminars

 We believe that 2G remains an important network option for business customers, including those who deploy M2M solutions.

Be sure to check out the list of our upcoming seminars below to find out when we will be in a city close to you!  We look forward to seeing you!  Already attended a seminar? Take our poll and tell us what you thought!


 

Sprint’s Commitment to Network Choice

As a carrier committed to network choice, Sprint believes customers should be able to choose based on their custom need, whether it’s 2G, 3G or 4G LTE.  Sprint understands that M2M customers especial

ly may need one more of these options.  That’s why we plan to maintain each – including 2G – for the long term as part of the overall Sprint Network Vision strategy.


 Our Network Vision plan supports this choice with improved coverage for 2G and 3G. Customers also enjoy the security and performance advantages of CDMA for both 2G and 3G.  This ensures that M2M customers can confidently retain or add the best, most cost-effective network technology for their individualized needs – including the ability to evolve to 4G LTE technology, if and when the customer’s M2M applications require it.  

Customers enjoy assurance that their embedded 2G service will continue to be supported, regardless of where their operations are located in Sprint’s nationwide service area. Many M2M applications today are fully supported by 2G, including many connected smart meters for utilities and many telematics applications used by transportation companies. By making a commitment to network choice, Sprint ensures that M2M customers have the ongoing ability to select a platform when it provides the best, most cost-effective fit for their business model


Heavy Reading White Paper

According to a newly released white paper by Heavy Reading, 2G technology is a widely used for M2M applications requiring low bandwidth, and 2G use is expected to increase substantially in terms of M2M subscription volumes.

 “Existing 2G wireless data connectivity is more than sufficient for most M2M applications that have low bandwidth requirements and are cost-sensitive, such as remote meter reading, home security systems and basic telematics applications,” states the white paper, which was prepared on behalf of Sprint by Berge Ayvazian, senior consultant, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research.

According to the report, “even operators in mature markets report that more than 90 percent of applications can be served with 2G technology, and 70-80 percent of applications use less than 1 Megabyte of data per month.” The report also notes that “the transition to 3G (from 2G) for M2M applications will likely be very gradual, particularly because of the strong growth in smart meter volumes, where there is no need for higher bandwidth.”


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AWARD-WINNING SOLUTIONS

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Machina Research Forecast

Research firm Machina Research forecasts that “2G will become accepted as a long term technology option” in its TopTen Predictions for M2M in 2012. Released just prior to the 2012 Mobile World Congress, Machina Research’s 2G prediction cited multiple contributing factors, including a significant cost premium of 3G chipsets and modules over 2G.


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