Network Key Facts

  • Fastest average download speeds in 123 cities1
  • Most improved national average download speeds year-over-year2
  • 87% increase in year-over-year national average download speeds3
  • LTE Advanced is nationwide delivering up to 2X faster speeds than before and Gigabit Class LTE available in more than 225 markets4
  • 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.

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

3 Reprinted from pcmag.com with permission. 2018 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

4 Compared with Sprint 4G LTE. Req. gigabit-class device.

Today Sprint offers its best coverage ever, with reliability customers can count on. Sprint LTE Advanced is now available nationwide, delivering up to 2x faster speeds than before to customers with capable devices. And, Sprint offers Gigabit-class LTE in more than 225 cities. 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


December 10, 2018

Sprint Tops the Charts in Boston for Fastest Download Speeds and Most Improved Network

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint's (NYSE: S) Next-Gen Network investment is taking hold across Boston and wireless customers are experiencing Sprint's best-ever LTE Advanced network with new independent tests showing Sprint tops the charts with the most improved network and fastest download speeds.


December 05, 2018
by Mike Hennigan, Regional Vice President, Network

Sprint is Getting Ready for the Big Game and 5G in Atlanta

There’s an exciting buzz around Atlanta these days as the city prepares for professional football’s biggest event in February. We’re thrilled to be part of the action. Our team is prepping the Sprint network in Atlanta for the Big Game, and we’re laying the groundwork for something even bigger! That’s because Atlanta is one of the first markets where we’ll launch Sprint 5G -- the next generation of wireless service -- in the first half of next year.  


December 03, 2018

Sprint 5G Overview

With one of its largest investment in years, Sprint is building a blazing-fast, high-capacity mobile network that will enable the next wave of wireless innovation. Sprint mobile 5G is going to create incredible new connections to people and things, services and opportunities that will allow our customers to live a better life.


November 30, 2018

As Hurricane Season Comes to an End, Sprint Shares Winter Storm Reminders

After 15 named storms, the 2018 Hurricane Season officially came/comes to an end on Nov. 30. Sprint’s Enterprise Incident Management team, Network team and Emergency Response Team (ERT) spent approximately 65,000 hours monitoring, preparing and responding to major seasonal weather events including Hurricanes Florence and Michael, as well as Tropical Storms Gordon and Lane.


November 29, 2018

Sprint Takes Manhattan for Fastest Download Speeds and Data Reliability

Sprint's (NYSE: S) Next-Gen Network investment is taking hold across New York and wireless customers in Manhattan are experiencing Sprint's best-ever LTE Advanced network with new independent testing showing Sprint tops the charts in speed and data reliability.


November 27, 2018

Sprint and HTC Announce Innovative 5G Mobile Smart Hub Coming in First Half of 2019

Sprint (NYSE: S) and HTC are working together to bring a powerful 5G mobile smart hub to U.S. customers in the first half of 2019. 


November 06, 2018

Sprint Launches New Campaign Highlighting Better-than-Ever Network Paired with Best Value in Wireless

Sprint continues to make significant progress on its network build, now providing its best coverage ever and up to 2X faster speeds than before with LTE Advanced1, all while saving customers nearly $1,000 in the first year over Verizon and AT&T2


October 31, 2018
by Dr. John Saw, Chief Technology Officer

Sprint Reaches Nationwide LTE Advanced Milestone and Delivers Gigabit-Class Performance in More than 225 Cities

We’re excited to report that our LTE Advanced network is now nationwide, delivering up to 2X faster speeds than before. And in more than 225 cities we’re now delivering gigabit-class LTE performance.


October 24, 2018

Sprint Wins Three Mobile Breakthrough Awards for Innovative 5G Massive MIMO and SpiderCloud Small-Cell Technologies

For the second year in a row, Mobile Breakthrough has recognized Sprint (NYSE: S) with awards for outstanding mobile products. 


October 19, 2018

Sprint Update: Hurricane Michael

Sprint continues its work on restoration following Hurricane Michael.