Looking at the recent comments from Sprint CEO Dan Hesse – indicates that M2M has moved beyond the niche segment. Sprint has had a major effort ongoing for some time now based on all the M2M centric press releases.
Here is the latest one that targets smart transportation or known in the past as AVL ( Automate Vehicle Location) + new capabilities.
Read more here Connected Transportation helps companies better manage logistics to optimize, schedule, monitor and track deliveries, personnel and vehicles. This enables drivers to waste less fuel looking for delivery destinations, gas stations and other locales, while reducing emissions and carbon footprints, decreasing costs and creating enhanced personnel comfort and organizational efficiencies. At the same time, Connected Transportation technology is helping first-time and professional drivers learn safer driving habits. In describing Sprint’s innovative role in this rapidly expanding market, Hesse made note of three new significant partnerships using Sprint’s networks and M2M technology:
Monitoring, Electronic Payments and Digital Information for EV Charging Stations
Sprint is also working with ECOtality, a recognized leader in advanced transportation, energy systems and alternative fuels, to provide comprehensive wireless connectivity to more than 15,000 residential and commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout ECOtality’s nationwide Blink™ Network.
More at – http://www.sprint.com/m2m