June 24, 2014

Sprint Spark

An enhanced 4G LTE service available in 24 cities, is built for data and designed to deliver peak wireless speeds of 60Mbps today on capable devices.  

With its unique combination of network technologies, spectrum capacity and tri-band devices, Sprint Spark is designed to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications. It enables stutter-free video chat on-the-go and mobile gaming that leaves lag behind. 
  • Sprint Spark is available in 24 cities:  Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Chicago; Dallas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Houston; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Newark, N.J.; Oakland, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia; Provo, Utah; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; Tacoma, Wash.; Tampa, Fla.; Trenton, N.J; Waukegan, Ill.; and West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Sprint plans to reach 100 million Americans with Sprint Spark coverage by the end of 2014.
  • Sprint plans to deploy Sprint Spark in about 100 of America’s largest cities by the end of 2016.
How Sprint Spark Works

Sprint Spark combines 4G FDD-LTE at 800 Megahertz (MHz) and 1.9 Gigahertz (GHz) and TDD-LTE at 2.5GHz spectrum.. Sprint Spark’s spectrum assets, technology and architecture are designed to deliver a seamless customer experience via tri-band wireless devices. Tri-band devices, named for their ability to accommodate multiple spectrum bands, support active hand-off mode between 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz, providing data session continuity as the device moves between spectrum bands. 
Future Uses
  • Today Spark is delivering peak wireless speeds per sector of 60Mbps on capable devices, with the potential over time to increase the peak speeds a customer will experience to well beyond 100Mbps. Sprint Spark has the potential to unlock applications, content and services that have previously only been experienced on the desktop, bringing them into the wireless and mobile dimension.
  • (See how these types of applications could shape future lifestyles: (VIDEO): “Vision of Connected Mobile Lifestyle”
Igniting the Future – Sprint Spark

Click here to download a copy of the infographic in .pdf format.
More information:

Sprint.com/faster - Videos and other useful information on how Sprint Spark brings to life a new wave of applications and innovations.

Media contact: Adrienne Norton, adrienne.norton@sprint.com

  1.  Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) and Time Division Duplexing (TDD)
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* This news release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the securities laws. The statements in this news release regarding network performance, speeds, coverage and capabilities, business and network efficiencies, timing of deployment, and products and services, as well as other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. The words “estimate,” “project,” “forecast,” intend,” “expect,” “should,” “believe,” “target,” “plan” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are estimates and projections reflecting management’s judgment based on currently available information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. With respect to these forward-looking statements, management has made assumptions regarding, among other things, feasibility of development and deployment of new technologies; efficiencies and cost savings of technologies; customer and network usage; service, coverage and quality; availability of devices; the timing of various events and the economic environment. Sprint believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date of this release. Sprint is not obligated to publicly release any revisions to forward-looking statements to reflect events after the date of this release. Sprint provides a detailed discussion of risk factors in periodic SEC filings, including in its annual reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, respectively. 

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