Network Key Facts

  • LTE Advanced is nationwide delivering up to 2X faster speeds than before and Gigabit Class LTE available in more than 300 cities.1
  • True Mobile 5G is now available in areas of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.
  • True Mobile 5G service covers approximately 16 million people across 9 cities.
  • Sprint is using mid-band 2.5 GHz spectrum for 5G by deploying Massive MIMO radios on existing cell sites.

1Compared 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 True Mobile 5G delivers blazing-fast download speeds in areas of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., covering approximately 2,100 square miles and 11 million people total across all nine market areas. Where available, 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, including gaming and entertainment services, IoT and business applications. Sprint 5G is a platform for innovation that will create new opportunities and growth across a wide range of industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agriculture, transportation, hospitality. 

 

Latest Updates


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. 


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.