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


December 12, 2018

Sprint is #1 in Los Angeles for Fastest Download Speeds and Most Improved Network

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint's (NYSE: S) Next-Gen Network investment is taking hold across Los Angeles. As the company prepares to launch Sprint 5G in Los Angeles in the first half of 2019, customers today are experiencing Sprint's best-ever LTE Advanced network with new independent tests showing Sprint has the most improved network and fastest download speeds.  


December 10, 2018

Sprint Tops the Charts in Boston for Fastest Download Speeds and Most Improved Network

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint's (NYSE: S) Next-Gen Network investment is taking hold across Boston and wireless customers are experiencing Sprint's best-ever LTE Advanced network with new independent tests showing Sprint tops the charts with the most improved network and fastest download speeds.


December 05, 2018
by Mike Hennigan, Regional Vice President, Network

Sprint is Getting Ready for the Big Game and 5G in Atlanta


November 30, 2018

As Hurricane Season Comes to an End, Sprint Shares Winter Storm Reminders

After 15 named storms, the 2018 Hurricane Season officially came/comes to an end on Nov. 30. Sprint’s Enterprise Incident Management team, Network team and Emergency Response Team (ERT) spent approximately 65,000 hours monitoring, preparing and responding to major seasonal weather events including Hurricanes Florence and Michael, as well as Tropical Storms Gordon and Lane.


November 29, 2018

Sprint Takes Manhattan for Fastest Download Speeds and Data Reliability

Sprint's (NYSE: S) Next-Gen Network investment is taking hold across New York and wireless customers in Manhattan are experiencing Sprint's best-ever LTE Advanced network with new independent testing showing Sprint tops the charts in speed and data reliability.


November 27, 2018

Sprint and HTC Announce Innovative 5G Mobile Smart Hub Coming in First Half of 2019

Sprint (NYSE: S) and HTC are working together to bring a powerful 5G mobile smart hub to U.S. customers in the first half of 2019. 


November 06, 2018

Sprint Launches New Campaign Highlighting Better-than-Ever Network Paired with Best Value in Wireless

Sprint continues to make significant progress on its network build, now providing its best coverage ever and up to 2X faster speeds than before with LTE Advanced1, all while saving customers nearly $1,000 in the first year over Verizon and AT&T2


October 31, 2018
by Dr. John Saw, Chief Technology Officer

Sprint Reaches Nationwide LTE Advanced Milestone and Delivers Gigabit-Class Performance in More than 225 Cities

We’re excited to report that our LTE Advanced network is now nationwide, delivering up to 2X faster speeds than before. And in more than 225 cities we’re now delivering gigabit-class LTE performance.


October 24, 2018

Sprint Wins Three Mobile Breakthrough Awards for Innovative 5G Massive MIMO and SpiderCloud Small-Cell Technologies

For the second year in a row, Mobile Breakthrough has recognized Sprint (NYSE: S) with awards for outstanding mobile products. 


October 19, 2018

Sprint Update: Hurricane Michael

Sprint continues its work on restoration following Hurricane Michael.