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


March 09, 2017

Sprint Debuts Gigabit Class LTE in New Orleans

Sprint, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and Motorola Mobility, debut the first U.S. deployment of Gigabit Class LTE live on a commercial network with a forthcoming flagship premium tier smartphone.


February 27, 2017

#MWC17: Breaking New Ground with Gigabit LTE, Massive MIMO and HPUE

One of the highlights you’ll find this week is Sprint and Ericsson conducting an industry-first live demonstration of 1 Gbps class performance over 60 MHz of LTE TDD spectrum. And with Nokia we’re conducting the first public Massive MIMO demonstration for the U.S. market using 64X64 TDD LTE.


February 27, 2017

Nokia and Sprint Demonstrate Massive MIMO at Mobile World Congress 2017 #MWC17

At Mobile World Congress, Nokia and Sprint are demonstrating the benefits of massive MIMO, showcasing how this technology can boost cell capacity by eight times compared to 4G LTE. 


February 06, 2017

Sprint’s Super-Fast LTE Plus Network Scores in Houston!

Sprint customers pushed a massive amount of data across the LTE Plus network at this year’s big game in Houston, consuming nearly 5 TB of data inside and directly around the stadium on February 5.


June 14, 2016

Sprint Kicks Off 5G Demonstration at Copa América Centenario in Philadelphia with Speeds Up to 4 Gbps

Sprint kicks off 5G demonstration at Copa América Centenario in Philadelphia with speeds up to 4 Gbps.