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Sprint Launches Wireless Application Connection

Sprint said Monday it has launched a framework that will enable enterprises to more easily mobilize key applications and to track and manage users and assets such as vehicles over its cellular network.

The company said in a statement that its Sprint Business Mobility Framework will include presence and location services, which can tell IT managers where connected individuals and assets are and whether their mobile device is on.

It also provides the ability for enterprises to mobilize applications such as field service automation and management and get that information out to field-based employees, the company said.

"Sprint has opened its network to allow partners, application providers and customers the ability to utilize the intelligence in our network to create and enhance mobility solutions," David Owens, a Sprint vice president of marketing, said in a statement.

Sprint said its framework provides "an open-standards network gateway interface" to Sprint's cellular network. That enables enterprises that already use development platforms from vendors such as IBM and Microsoft to mobilize their data and get it to devices in the field over the wireless network.