Network Key Facts

  • 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 more than 20 million people across 9 cities.
  • Sprint’s average 5G download speed of 213 Mbps is more than 5X faster than Sprint’s average LTE download speed.1
  • Sprint is using mid-band 2.5 GHz spectrum for 5G by deploying Massive MIMO radios on existing cell sites.

1Based on analysis by Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds for January 2020 of 4G (LTE) and 5G Beta (NR) results. Ookla® trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

Today Sprint offers its best nationwide LTE coverage ever, with reliability customers can count on. And 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 more than 20 million people total across all nine market areas. Sprint’s average 5G download speed is more than 5X faster than Sprint LTE. 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 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. 


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.