Network Key Facts

  • Sprint has biggest increase in download speeds vs. competitors: 140%1
  • LTE Advanced is nationwide delivering up to 2X faster speeds than before and Gigabit Class LTE available in more than 270 markets2
  • More licensed mobile broadband spectrum than any other U.S. carrier
  • Launching mobile 5G network in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Kansas City in May, followed by Houston, LA, NYC, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. in the first half of 2019

1Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen’s Drive Test data in the top 106 markets for GET3 speeds (10 seconds 1GB parallel file download testing network capability) comparing 2017 D1 to latest drives (completed from 8/18 to 12/18)

2Compared 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 300 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 its mobile 5G network in nine top U.S. markets in the first half of 2019. At launch, Sprint's total initial 5G footprint will cover more than 1,000 square miles across all nine cities offering true mobility for its on-the-go customers. Sprint 5G will enable incredible new connections to people and things, services and opportunities that will allow our customers to live a better life. This includes powering new experiences for wireless customers, from gaming and entertainment services, to IoT and business applications.

 

Latest Updates


May 16, 2019

Sprint's First 5G Devices Available May 31; Pre-Order Begins May 17 for LG V50 ThinQ 5G and HTC 5G Hub

Sprint today announced May 31 as the availability date for its first two 5G devices, LG V50 ThinQTM 5G and HTC 5G Hub. Both devices will initially be available to customers in the first four expected 5G markets – Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Kansas City.


May 11, 2019

Sprint 5G Overview

With one of its largest investments 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.


May 07, 2019

Sprint Lights Up Google I/O with 5G Connectivity

Today at Google I/O, developers are getting a glimpse at the future of wireless with Sprint 5G NR connectivity powering Android applications. I/O attendees from around the globe are among the first to experience Sprint 5G with applications running on the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, Sprint's first 5G smartphone.


April 04, 2019
by Dr. John Saw, Chief Technology Officer

Winning the Global Race to 5G

There’s a lot of attention on the global race to 5G, and for good reason. If we can lead the world in deploying a nationwide 5G network, it is expected to generate $500 billion in economic growth and up to 3 million new jobs in the U.S. alone. The country that leads in 5G will be a global hub for innovation and investment, benefitting from a massive wave of growth in new technologies and services across all industries.


April 01, 2019

Sprint Accelerator Announces 2019 Class

Sprint and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) today announced the nine companies participating in the sixth annual accelerator program. The 90-day immersive program launches today and runs through June. Startups in three verticals — 5G Technology, Ag Tech and Dairy Food Products — will work directly with leaders from Sprint, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), CoBank and other industry experts and mentors to create strategic, long-term partnerships. The Sprint Accelerator program culminates on Demo Day, June 27, in which the startups showcase their ideas.


March 14, 2019

Sprint Opens New 5G Experience In Kansas City Headquarters

Sprint is celebrating the opening of its Sprint 5G Experience, a dedicated immersive center designed to showcase and explain how 5G works and to help change the way people live, work and play. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its headquarters to unveil the space ahead of its 5G commercial service launch expected to begin in Kansas City and other markets in May.


February 26, 2019

Telecom Infra Project Launches Open RAN 5G NR Project Group Led by Sprint and Vodafone

Today at MWC Barcelona, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) announced a new project group named Open RAN 5G NR led by co-chairs Sprint (NYSE: S) and Vodafone with support from several hardware, software and integration vendors including Airspan, Altiostar, Aricent (an Altran company), Arm, Intel, Parallel Wireless, TechMahindra and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.


February 25, 2019

Sprint to Provide 5G Wireless Services for Google Fi

Today Sprint and Google announced that they will expand their Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) partnership to include 5G. 


February 25, 2019

Sprint Joins with Hatch to Supercharge 5G Mobile Gaming

Game on! Sprint will collaborate with cloud gaming pioneer Hatch to deliver an unrivaled game-streaming experience. Gamers on Sprint 5G will be the first in the United States to experience Hatch's first-of-its-kind mobile 5G cloud gaming service.


February 25, 2019

Sprint U.S. Exclusive, HTC 5G Hub Delivers 5G Speed for Up to 20 Devices

Only Sprint (NYSE: S) will offer the unique and powerful HTC 5G Hub in the U.S. beginning this spring.