Network Key Facts

  • No one beats Sprint for fastest average download speeds in 105 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 270 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 10/1/18 to 12/31/18 for all mobile results.
2 Sprint’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 6/18 to 11/18)

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


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.


August 16, 2018

Sprint is Most Improved Network in the Big Apple and Faster than AT&T

Start spreading the news! Sprint (NYSE: S) is the most improved network in both the New York City and Long Island markets,1 and now has faster average download speeds than AT&T in the Big Apple2


August 14, 2018

Sprint and LG Working Together to Bring First 5G Smartphone to U.S. in First Half 2019

Sprint today confirmed a significant wireless milestone as it works with LG Electronics USA to deliver the first mobile 5G smartphone in the U.S. in the first half of 2019. 


August 01, 2018
by Dr. John Saw, CTO, Sprint

Sprint’s Next-Gen Network Build Gains Momentum

It’s been a busy first quarter for the Sprint network team. Across the country we’ve been hard at work upgrading thousands of cell sites and lighting up tens of thousands of small cells. Our Next-Gen Network build is well underway as we invest billions to give Sprint customers an even stronger 4G LTE Advanced network and launch mobile 5G in the first half of next year.  


July 26, 2018
by Jay Bluhm, Vice President, Network Development and Engineering

Sprint Magic Box – Hospitality Edition Helps Hotels Improve Wireless Data Performance

Hotels and hospitality venues continue to look for ways to deliver better wireless experiences for their guests. For most guests, great wireless data coverage on site is expected to keep them connected during their visit. A hotel’s wireless data performance can either make or break a guest’s experience. Sprint is here to help with newest edition of our multi award-winning Sprint Magic Box which debuted last year.


July 17, 2018
by Scott Santi, Head of Network Deployment & Operations

Densifying the Sprint Network with Tiny, Mighty Small Cells

Small cells are an important part of Sprint’s Next-Gen Network build aimed at improving customers’ coverage, reliability and speeds. Let us introduce you to the small cell.


July 10, 2018

Sprint Magic Box Slated for Rollout in 100 City of Pittsburgh Buildings

Today Sprint announced that the award-winning Sprint Magic Box is slated for deployment in approximately 100 City of Pittsburgh buildings to provide connectivity for the nation's first fully integrated Energy Savings as a Service initiative.


July 09, 2018

Dr. John Saw Voted Top FierceWireless 2018 Rising Star

Sprint CTO wins top vote as executive to watch as part of FierceWireless'  2018 Rising Stars awards. 


June 14, 2018

Sprint Congratulates 3GPP on Finalization of 5G New Radio Specification

Today marks a significant step on the road to 5G with approval of the Standalone (SA) 5G new radio (NR) specification at the 3GPP TSG RAN#80 plenary meeting in La Jolla, CA. As an active participant in 3GPP, Sprint assisted in the development of this worldwide 5G standard.


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

Sprint’s Average Download Speeds Are Up Nationally and Fastest in 113 Cities