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


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.


July 09, 2018

Dr. John Saw Voted Top FierceWireless 2018 Rising Star

Sprint CTO wins top vote as executive to watch as part of FierceWireless'  2018 Rising Stars awards. 


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: