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


January 31, 2018
by Dr. John Saw, CTO, Sprint

Sprint Magic Box Gains Momentum

Sprint Magic Box is making big strides. Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve deployed more than 80,000 Sprint Magic Boxes to businesses and consumers in approximately 200 cities across the country, making this one of the largest small cell deployments in the U.S.


January 18, 2018

Sprint and Cox Announce Multi-Year Business Partnership

Agreement Will Help Accelerate Sprint’s Densification Plans and Deepen Business Ties


December 21, 2017
by Dr. John Saw, Sprint Chief Technology Officer

Celebrating and Accelerating: Sprint's 2017 Network Accomplishments and New Investment in 2018



December 18, 2017

Hey Chicago, Sprint’s Network Has Your Back!

Once again, Sprint takes the win for 16 Chicagoland cities for fastest average download speeds by Ookla Speedtest.


December 05, 2017

Sprint Launches SpiderCloud Small Cell Solution for the Enterprise

Today at SCWS Americas, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced the availability of a new small cell solution from SpiderCloud as part of its strategy to densify its network and improve service at enterprises and public venues across the country.


October 11, 2017

Sprint Magic Box Wins “Small Cell Technology Innovation of the Year” Award

Sprint’s newest innovation, Sprint Magic Box, has won the 2017 Mobile Breakthrough Award for Small Cell Technology Innovation of the Year.


September 15, 2017

Sprint Updates Related to Hurricane Irma

Sprint has made extensive network preparations in advance of Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.


September 13, 2017

Sprint at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Sprint, SoftBank and the mobile industry will be on full display next week at “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA” Tuesday, September 12 through Thursday, September 14 in San Francisco.


September 12, 2017

Sprint and Ericsson Conduct First U.S. Field Tests for 2.5 GHz Massive MIMO

At MWCA, Sprint and Ericsson today unveiled results of the first U.S. 2.5 GHz Massive MIMO field tests.