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Gina Narcisi

Sprint Ties IoT To 5G

Wireless provider Sprint doubled down on the Internet of Things (IoT) this week, revealing that Greenville, South Carolina, will be the site of its first smart city. The smart city is being built on the carrier's Curiosity IoT platform and mobile 5G network. Additionally, the carrier said it’s building a smart vehicle test track in Peachtree Corners, Georgia -- also using the Curiosity IoT platform and 5G -- that will provide a 1.5-mile road that can be used to trial AI, robotics, and autonomous vehicle applications including vehicle-to-vehicle communications, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, and over-the-horizon warning systems.

Sprint, headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, said that its first 5G smartphone from manufacturer Samsung will be available this summer. The smartphone will support multiple spectrum bands licensed by Sprint, including Sprint’s 2.5 GHz, 1.9 GHz and 800 MHz, according to the carrier.

Sprint also said it will push its mobile 5G network live across parts of nine U.S. cities by June.

 
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Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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