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
  • Launched true mobile 5G network in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City in May. Chicago, Houston, LA, NYC, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. to follow in 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. Sprint provides true mobile 5G with the largest initial 5G coverage footprint in the U.S, delivering blazing-fast download speeds in areas of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City. Sprint also expects to launch service in areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., covering approximately 2,180 sqaure miles and 11.5 million people total across all nine market area. 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


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. 


February 25, 2019

Sprint Announces Commercial 5G Service to Launch in May Starting in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City

Today at MWC Barcelona, Sprint announced that standards-based 5G is now on-air, with commercial service expected to launch starting in May. 


February 24, 2019

Sprint's First 5G Smartphone, LG V50 ThinQ 5G, Launches this Spring

Sprint joined LG at MWC Barcelona to share the name and feature highlights for its first 5G smartphone, LG V50 ThinQ 5G.  With this device, Sprint customers will be among the first in the world to experience the incredible speed, reliability and mobility of 5G when it launches this spring.


February 20, 2019

Sprint Brings a Great Network at a Great Price to the Next Generation of Samsung Galaxy Phones

Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced plans to pair a great network at a great price – the best of both worlds – with the next generation of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. 


February 06, 2019

Sprint Scores for the Big Game

After more than a year of planning and prepping the network in Atlanta ahead of Sunday's big game, one thing is clear: Sprint customers are using their devices more than ever before, and Sprint was ready for it!


January 31, 2019
by Dr. John Saw, Chief Technology Officer

Continued progress on our Next-Gen Network build

Today we released our fiscal 2018 third quarter financial results, and we're excited to share an update on our Next-Gen Network build.