Network Key Facts

  • Fastest average download speeds in 113 markets*
  • Most improved national average download speeds, year-over-year**
  • 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.

*Ookla's analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data from 3/18 to 5/18 for all mobile results
** Ookla's analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data comparing 5/17 to 5/18 for all mobile results

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


June 14, 2018

Sprint Congratulates 3GPP on Finalization of 5G New Radio Specification

Today marks a significant step on the road to 5G with approval of the Standalone (SA) 5G new radio (NR) specification at the 3GPP TSG RAN#80 plenary meeting in La Jolla, CA. As an active participant in 3GPP, Sprint assisted in the development of this worldwide 5G standard.


June 11, 2018
by Scott Santi, Head of Network Deployment & Operations

Sprint’s Average Download Speeds Are Up Nationally and Fastest in 113 Cities


June 05, 2018
by Scott Santi, Head of Network Deployment & Operations

Sprint’s Triband Upgrades Deliver Faster, More Reliable Service

The most important thing we’re doing today to improve speed and reliability is upgrading cell sites to triband service. We have three spectrum bands – 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz – and each does something special. 


May 31, 2018

Sprint's Network is ready for the 2018 Hurricane Season

With a dramatically improved network and significant investments that continue to improve coverage, reliability and speed, Sprint (NYSE: S) is ready for the 2018 Hurricane Season – which officially begins on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30


May 24, 2018

Sprint Magic Box Continues its Winning Streak; Brings Home Two More Awards

Sprint (NYSE: S) Magic Box, the world's first all-wireless small cell, which improves data coverage and increases download and upload speeds on average by 200 percent, received two new awards this week:






April 19, 2018

Race to 5G: The Opportunities & Challenges

Wireless carriers and their partners are all working to ensure the U.S. wins the race to 5G, and Sprint is helping to lead that charge.