September 17, 2014
Sprint Spark, an enhanced 4G LTE service available in 46 cities, is built for data and designed to deliver peak wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps today on capable devices.
- Sprint Spark is available in 46 cities: Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Bay City, Michigan; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Flint, Mich.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; Henderson, N.C.; Houston; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Los Angeles; Miami; Midland, Mich.; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Mount Vernon, Ohio; New Philadelphia, Ohio; New York; Newark, N.J.; Oakland, Calif.; Ogden, Utah; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia; Provo, Utah; Rockford, Illinois; Sacramento, Calif.; Saginaw, Mich.; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; Seattle; Sheboygan, Wis.; St. Louis; Tacoma, Wash.; Tampa, Fla.; Tiffin, Ohio; Trenton, N.J; Waukegan, Ill.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Youngstown, Ohio.
- Sprint plans to reach 100 million Americans with Sprint Spark 2.5GHz coverage by the end of 2014.
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.
- Today Sprint Spark is delivering peak wireless speeds per sector of 50-60Mbps 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.
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