Network Key Facts

  • Fastest average download speeds in 100 markets*
  • Most improved national average download speeds, year-over-year**
  • 87% increase in year-over-year national average download speeds.***
  • More licensed mobile broadband spectrum than any other U.S. carrier
  • Launching the first mobile 5G network in U.S. in 1H2019
  • Sprint 5G initial markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, LA, NYC, Phoenix, Washington, D.C.

*Analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds in Q2 ’17 & Q2 ‘18 for All Mobile Results where each top carrier had results of at least 100 tests within both Quarter periods.
** Analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for avg. download speeds from 6/17 to 6/18 for all mobile results.

***Reprinted from pcmag.com with permission. 2018 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sprint has an improved network today and is committed to making it even better for its millions of customers. With its Next-Gen Network investment, Sprint is unlocking the power of its spectrum assets to improve coverage, reliability and speed across its nationwide network and launch the first mobile 5G network in the United States in the first half of 2019. Sprint 5G will enable incredible new connections to people and things, services and opportunities that will allow our customers to live a better life.

Latest Updates


September 16, 2018

Sprint Updates Related to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is a serious storm and Sprint will continue to closely watch its path. Preparations have been underway over the last several days to identify recovery resources (such as equipment, fuel, generators, etc.) and their availability in the area.


September 12, 2018

Sprint Announces Faster, More Powerful and Smaller Sprint Magic Box

Sprint is bringing more magic and speed to its award-winning line of all-wireless small cells with the introduction of the Sprint Magic Box Generation 3. 


September 10, 2018

Sprint and Nokia first to demonstrate in the U.S. a 5G NR connection over Massive MIMO

Mobile World Congress Americas -- Nokia and Sprint will show the first live demonstration in the U.S. of a 5G New Radio (NR) connection over a dual mode-capable Massive MIMO radio, bringing this revolutionary technology one step closer to reality. 


September 04, 2018

Sprint Updates Related to Tropical Storm Gordon

Right on the heels of Hurricane Lane last month, Sprint is once again ready to respond to yet another major storm - Gordon.  


August 22, 2018

Catching a bird’s-eye view of network tower upgrade with Sprint CEO

We’ve talked a lot about “upgrading” our existing Sprint network towers. But what exactly does that mean?

A group recently joined Sprint CEO Michel Combes on a site visit to show him firsthand everything that goes into installing an antenna and radio assembly.


August 16, 2018

Sprint is Most Improved Network in the Big Apple and Faster than AT&T

Start spreading the news! Sprint (NYSE: S) is the most improved network in both the New York City and Long Island markets,1 and now has faster average download speeds than AT&T in the Big Apple2


August 01, 2018
by Dr. John Saw, CTO, Sprint

Sprint’s Next-Gen Network Build Gains Momentum

It’s been a busy first quarter for the Sprint network team. Across the country we’ve been hard at work upgrading thousands of cell sites and lighting up tens of thousands of small cells. Our Next-Gen Network build is well underway as we invest billions to give Sprint customers an even stronger 4G LTE Advanced network and launch mobile 5G in the first half of next year.  


July 26, 2018
by Jay Bluhm, Vice President, Network Development and Engineering

Sprint Magic Box – Hospitality Edition Helps Hotels Improve Wireless Data Performance

Hotels and hospitality venues continue to look for ways to deliver better wireless experiences for their guests. For most guests, great wireless data coverage on site is expected to keep them connected during their visit. A hotel’s wireless data performance can either make or break a guest’s experience. Sprint is here to help with newest edition of our multi award-winning Sprint Magic Box which debuted last year.


July 17, 2018
by Scott Santi, Head of Network Deployment & Operations

Densifying the Sprint Network with Tiny, Mighty Small Cells

Small cells are an important part of Sprint’s Next-Gen Network build aimed at improving customers’ coverage, reliability and speeds. Let us introduce you to the small cell.


July 10, 2018

Sprint Magic Box Slated for Rollout in 100 City of Pittsburgh Buildings

Today Sprint announced that the award-winning Sprint Magic Box is slated for deployment in approximately 100 City of Pittsburgh buildings to provide connectivity for the nation's first fully integrated Energy Savings as a Service initiative.