Network Key Facts

  • Fastest average download speeds in 123 cities*
  • 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 from 7/1/18 to 9/30/18 for all mobile results.
** Analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data comparing average download speeds from September 2017 to September 2018 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


October 11, 2018
by Scott Santi, Head of Network Deployment & Operations

Sprint Network is Most Improved and #1 in 123 Cities in Download Speeds

New quarterly data from Ookla® is here, and I'm excited to share Speedtest Intelligence® results showing continued improvement in our network performance. In fact, Sprint had its best-ever showing with the fastest average download speed in 123 cities.


October 10, 2018

Sprint Update: Hurricane Michael

Sprint is monitoring the path of Hurricane Michael as it moves toward the U.S. and we’re prepared to help keep our customers connected during and after the storm.


October 08, 2018

Video: Sprint and Nokia demonstrate 5G NR connection over Massive MIMO

Sprint and Nokia recently reached a big milestone in 5G New Radio (NR) development. Together the companies were the first to show a live demonstration in the U.S. of a 5G NR connection over a dual mode-capable Massive MIMO radio, bringing this revolutionary technology one step closer to reality.


September 24, 2018

Associated Carrier Group, Sprint and Competitive Carriers Association Support Regional Carriers with Improved Access to Devices

Associated Carrier Group (ACG), Sprint and Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) are collaborating to offer Device Hub services to ACG members, providing regional and smaller carriers with a one-stop solution for timely access to devices.


September 21, 2018
by Mark Loarie, Director of RF Engineering, West Region

L.A. Story: A Sprint 5G-Ready Cell Site in Action

We recently hosted a network “premiere” with our CTO Dr. John Saw, showcasing one of Sprint’s first live 5G-ready Massive MIMO cell sites, in one of the first markets where we’ll launch 5G – Los Angeles.


September 16, 2018

Sprint Updates Related to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is a serious storm and Sprint will continue to closely watch its path. Preparations have been underway over the last several days to identify recovery resources (such as equipment, fuel, generators, etc.) and their availability in the area.


September 12, 2018

Sprint Announces Faster, More Powerful and Smaller Sprint Magic Box

Sprint is bringing more magic and speed to its award-winning line of all-wireless small cells with the introduction of the Sprint Magic Box Generation 3. 


September 10, 2018

Sprint and Nokia first to demonstrate in the U.S. a 5G NR connection over Massive MIMO

Mobile World Congress Americas -- Nokia and Sprint will show the first live demonstration in the U.S. of a 5G New Radio (NR) connection over a dual mode-capable Massive MIMO radio, bringing this revolutionary technology one step closer to reality. 


September 04, 2018

Sprint Updates Related to Tropical Storm Gordon

Right on the heels of Hurricane Lane last month, Sprint is once again ready to respond to yet another major storm - Gordon.  


August 22, 2018

Catching a bird’s-eye view of network tower upgrade with Sprint CEO

We’ve talked a lot about “upgrading” our existing Sprint network towers. But what exactly does that mean?

A group recently joined Sprint CEO Michel Combes on a site visit to show him firsthand everything that goes into installing an antenna and radio assembly.