Network Key Facts

  • No one beats Sprint for fastest average download speeds in 105 cities1
  • Sprint has biggest increase in download speeds vs. competitors: 140%2
  • LTE Advanced is nationwide delivering up to 2X faster speeds than before and Gigabit Class LTE available in more than 270 markets3
  • 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

1Analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds from 10/1/18 to 12/31/18 for all mobile results.

2Sprint’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)

3Compared 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


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. 


January 23, 2019

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.


January 22, 2019
by Scott Santi, Head of Network Deployment & Operations

Demand for Data Grows as Sprint’s Average Download Speeds Jump 93%

Over the past two years we see that data traffic on the downlink has grown 56%, and today it accounts for 91% of the traffic on our network. We’re proud to have met this demand by adding more capacity and speed to our network, resulting in a national average download speed of 29 Mbps1, with speeds up 93% over the past two years.2


January 14, 2019
by Heather Campbell, South Region, RF Engineering at Sprint

Massive MIMO in Atlanta: Sprint’s MVP for the Big Game and Beyond

The last time Atlanta hosted professional football’s biggest game back in 2000, fans were using mobile phones with 2G technology so no one was streaming, browsing or doing any social networking. It was also well before we captured our most important moments through photos and video right from our hand-held devices.


January 10, 2019

Sprint Completes World's First 5G Data Call Using 2.5 GHz and Massive MIMO on Commercial Network

Today Sprint (NYSE: S) announced it has reached a significant milestone on its path towards launching mobile 5G service beginning in the first half of this year. 





December 18, 2018
by Dr. John Saw, Chief Technology Officer

Celebrating a Year of Sprint Network Milestones on our Path to 5G