Dan Hesse

President & CEO
Sprint Nextel

At Sprint Nextel, Dan Hesse leads a carrier locked in an ongoing battle with the tech industry. Today, the device has become king and in an effort to recapture some network dominance, Hesse and his team have migrated towards a more open strategy. We'll ask what that means and question Hesse about 4G's ability to deliver upon its promise. Prior to his appointment as SprintCEO, Hesse was the Chairman and CEO of Embarq Corporation, and also served as the top exec of Terabeam Corporation. Before that, he spent 23 years at AT&T, including as president and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services. Hesse got masters degrees from both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in science and in business from Cornell University, as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Posts With Dan Hesse

Sprint’s Hesse Shows Off Post-SoftBank With a “Spark” of Speed

The need for speed never ends.

Sprint Cuts 800 Customer Service Jobs, but Doesn’t Foresee Companywide Layoffs

Happier customers mean fewer support calls.

Sprint’s Latest LG Optimus F3 Helps Those With Impaired Vision or Hearing

The new LG Optimus F3 for Sprint comes with features that will help customers with vision impairments and other disabilities use their smartphone right out of the box.

Sprint: 1.5 Million iPhones Sold, $8.8 Billion Revenue, $29 Million in Operating Income

The No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier shifted to an operating profit from a year-ago loss.

Hesse, Masayoshi Son Met With FCC to Pitch SoftBank-Sprint Deal

The pair made the case for their deal as well as Sprint’s plans to acquire the remainder of network operator Clearwire.

Sprint Hungry for More Spectrum

The Clearwire deal is simply a starting point.

Five Years In

With 20/20 hindsight, the Nextel merger was a mistake. The synergies, if you will, that we had hoped for and planned for didn’t materialize.

— Sprint’s Dan Hesse to GigaOM’s Kevin Fitchard, on his fifth anniversary as CEO


Sprint Buys Spectrum From U.S. Cellular

Sprint Nextel Corp. Wednesday said it agreed to acquire spectrum and business operations in parts of five states from U.S. Cellular Corp. for about $480 million, in a deal that will significantly increase the company’s network capacity.

Sprint Still Bleeding Subscribers

Heard this one before?

It’s Official: SoftBank Links Up With Sprint in $20 Billion Deal

A deal, rumored since last week, is the latest move in a rapidly consolidating U.S. cellular industry.
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