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






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. 


April 17, 2018
by Dr. John Saw, CTO, Sprint

Putting Our Spectrum Advantage to Work

As we close out our fiscal year I’m excited to report some great progress with our Next-Gen Network build and the positive impact it’s making for our customers. 


March 30, 2018

Sprint Scores with Newest Network Innovation - Sprint Magic Ball

GOOOALLL! Sprint (NYSE:S) today scored its biggest and most expansive network innovation in history with the introduction of Sprint Magic Ball. 


February 28, 2018

Sprint Magic Box Wins 2018 Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Sprint 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,1 won a 2018 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Award for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough at Mobile World Congress.


February 27, 2018

Sprint Unveils Six 5G-Ready Cities; Significant Milestone Toward Launching First 5G Mobile Network in the U.S.

Starting in April, Sprint (NYSE: S) customers in select U.S. markets will experience the future of wireless as the company prepares to deliver the nation’s first 5G mobile network in the first half of 2019.


February 22, 2018

News from Sprint at Mobile World Congress 2018

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona offers one of the world’s largest gatherings in the mobile industry, and Sprint again will be among the companies sharing exciting news throughout the show.