September 12, 2016
Sprint Shares #1 for Overall Network Performance in Denver and Colorado Springs
DENVER (BUSINESS WIRE), September 12, 2016 - Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics® has just released its Denver RootScore® Report showing Sprint shared #1 in overall, speed, data, call, and text network performance. This is the third consecutive RootScore Report that Sprint has shared the top spot for overall network performance in Denver.
In Colorado Springs, Sprint achieved an outright #1 ranking in call performance and a tie for #1 in overall, reliability, speed, and text network performance.
“Sprint has relentlessly focused on expanding and fine-tuning our network in Denver and Colorado Springs and our RootScore Awards are proof that our hard work is providing an exceptional wireless experience,” said Greg Post, president-Mountain Southwest Region at Sprint. “We’re proud to have achieved a ‘three-peat’ for shared overall network performance in Denver and to also share first place in overall network performance in Colorado Springs. We’ll keep investing in both communities to further improve our performance.”
Getting Better Every Day
Network performance in Denver and Colorado Springs has continued to improve with the addition of new cell sites, increased coverage and capacity, and systematic optimization of each cell site to maximize performance. During testing RootMetrics was also able to experience Sprint’s carrier aggregation technology on the 2.5GHz spectrum band. This feature of Sprint’s super-fast LTE Plus Network creates a wider lane that allows more network traffic to travel at higher rates, enabling Sprint to provide customers in Denver and Colorado Springs with even faster data speeds.
In addition, Sprint recently completed a 2.5GHz Distributed Antenna System (DAS) overlay at Denver International Airport, the third largest airport in the United States by total land area and 18th busiest airport in the world in 2015. DAS is a wireless system built to support data traffic within a structure such as an airport, convention hall or sports arena, bringing broader network coverage and an enhanced mobile data experience to the more than 54 million passengers yearly at Denver International Airport.
Denver & Colorado Springs now have Unlimited Freedom
Sprint is giving customers unprecedented value and simplicity with the launch of Unlimited Freedom: two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for the incredible price of $100 a month. Unlimited Freedom includes unlimited mobile optimized streaming videos, gaming and music, and unlimited 4G LTE data for most everything else.1 Simple and straight-forward with no access charges or hidden fees. Coupled with Sprint’s reliable network, customers get the best price among all carriers and can enjoy as much data – worry free – as they want.
RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm that offers insights into the consumer mobile experience, tests the networks of all four major wireless carriers in the U.S. twice per year. The company provides objective, unbiased assessments of performance across a broad range of consumer-oriented mobile activities including data usage, calling, and texting. Network reliability measures a customer’s ability to establish and keep a data connection, make and retain a call, and send and receive texts.
Rankings based on RootMetrics Denver (August, 2016) and Colorado Springs (July, 2016) RootScore Reports for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on 4 mobile networks across all available network types. Denver text performance award in a 3-way tie. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Your results may vary. See www.rootmetrics.com for details.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 59.4 million connections as of June 30, 2016, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1 Mobile optimized: video streams at up to 480p+ resolution, music at up to 500kbps, streaming cloud gaming at up to 2mbps. Data deprioritization applies during times of congestion. All while on the Sprint Network. Reqs. eBill. Price shown with AutoPay. Other monthly charges apply.**
John Votava, 949-242-9017