Vodafone’s IoT boss moves to Sprint

Internet of Things (IoT) boss at Vodafone, Ivo Rook, has moved to US telco Sprint, to boost its commercial IoT networks.

Rook spent the last seven years at Vodafone as the phone company’s chief executive in IoT division.

According to The Register, he now aims to become Sprint’s senior vice-president.

Rook said on IoT matters: “My focus will be on developing secure IoT solutions for our business customers and all people who want to make the best of the digital revolution.”

Tom Rebbeck, IoT research director at analyst firm Analysys Mason, added to The Register: “Sprint has struggled in the shadow of Verizon and AT&T in the US IoT market.

“Both Verizon and AT&T will earn US$1billion from IoT in 2017; Sprint much less. Sprint has also been slower to roll out.”

Written by Leah Alger