June 24, 2015

Sprint Network Information Center

Following a nationwide multi-year overhaul, Sprint's 3G voice network and 4G LTE network, provide customers across the country with significantly better call quality and faster data speeds in more places than before.

The Sprint network is winning awards and getting better every day as the company works to deliver the consistent reliability, capacity, and speed that its customers demand. This past quarter Sprint furthered the build of its 4G LTE network using 800MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum, and 4G LTE service now reaches more than 280 million people. Sprint continues to optimize the network and expand LTE on 800MHz and 2.5GHz, and it’s deploying 2X20 carrier aggregation on 2.5GHz for faster data speeds. 

For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit www.sprint.com/network.

The Sprint network gets better every day as the company works to deliver the consistent reliability, capacity, and speed that its customers demand, In 113 markets measured in the first half of 2015, Sprint has been awarded a total of 162 first place (outright or shared) RootScore Awards for overall, reliability, speed, data, call, or text network performance.1

The Sprint network also includes nationwide HD Voice, a Sprint standard for crystal-clear voice calls. It provides a fuller, more natural-sounding voice, plus noise-cancelling technology that virtually eliminates background noise from places like a busy road or crowded restaurant. [1]

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Sprint Direct Connect
Another aspect of Sprint’s network is improvements to the Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk service. Customers who migrate to Sprint Direct Connect experience three times the push-to-talk coverage compared to iDEN, along with international direct connect reach to Latin American countries, and 3G broadband data capabilities.
Corporate Responsibility
Sprint is committed to wireless recycling and the use of renewable energy in its networks, ensuring it does its part to incorporate corporate responsibility into every major touch point of its business. Sprint uses the phrase "corporate responsibility" to describe its approach to balancing its business objectives with its environmental, social and economic responsibilities. Sprint has been recognized for the following sustainability efforts:

  • Sprint ranked No. 3 on Newsweek's 2011 Rankings of America's Greenest Companies, up from No. 6 in 2010 and No. 15 in 2009, based upon environmental impact, green policies and performance, and reputation survey scores as of October 24, 2011.
  • Sprint has upgraded its network to use single, multi-mode base stations.
  • Sprint cell sites are more compact, more energy efficient and able to provide better coverage and call quality to customers compared to our prior network.
This will reduce Sprint's total energy demand and the company's carbon footprint. Sprint is the only U.S. telecommunications company to commit to reducing its GHG emissions by an absolute 20 percent by 2017.

Previous 3G and 4G Base Stations

New Multi-Mode Base Station

With a rip and replacement of its network equipment, Sprint has made substantial changes to the cell sites that power its wireless network. The top image shows Sprint’s former base stations, which required single, refrigerator-sized cabinets for each technology. Large black coaxial cables ran from each cabinet to the top of the cell tower, which has an inherent loss of signal. The new multi-mode base stations require less space. Other advantages include the ability for Sprint to use spectrum bands on multiple technologies, replacing coaxial cables with fiber that is not affected by signal loss and improved remote radio heads that replace less efficient radios.
Multi-Mode Technology
The implementation of multi-mode technology throughout the Sprint network:
  • Enhances service
  • Creates network flexibility
  • Reduces operating costs
  • Improves environmental sustainability
1Rankings based on 89 RootMetrics (January 1, 2014 – April 25, 2015) RootScore Reports for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on four mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Visit www.rootmetrics.comfor more details.

Related Links:
Blog - April 29,2015: Connecting Customers to the Best Available Network by Stephen Bye, Chief Technology Officer, Sprint 
Blog - May 20, 2015:The Sprint Network is Getting Better Every Day by Dr. John Saw, Chief Network Officer, Sprint


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