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


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

Sprint Network is Most Improved and #1 in 123 Cities in Download Speeds

New quarterly data from Ookla® is here, and I'm excited to share Speedtest Intelligence® results showing continued improvement in our network performance. In fact, Sprint had its best-ever showing with the fastest average download speed in 123 cities.


October 08, 2018

Video: Sprint and Nokia demonstrate 5G NR connection over Massive MIMO

Sprint and Nokia recently reached a big milestone in 5G New Radio (NR) development. Together the companies were the first to show a live demonstration in the U.S. of a 5G NR connection over a dual mode-capable Massive MIMO radio, bringing this revolutionary technology one step closer to reality.


September 24, 2018

Associated Carrier Group, Sprint and Competitive Carriers Association Support Regional Carriers with Improved Access to Devices

Associated Carrier Group (ACG), Sprint and Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) are collaborating to offer Device Hub services to ACG members, providing regional and smaller carriers with a one-stop solution for timely access to devices.


September 21, 2018
by Mark Loarie, Director of RF Engineering, West Region

L.A. Story: A Sprint 5G-Ready Cell Site in Action

We recently hosted a network “premiere” with our CTO Dr. John Saw, showcasing one of Sprint’s first live 5G-ready Massive MIMO cell sites, in one of the first markets where we’ll launch 5G – Los Angeles.


September 16, 2018

Sprint Updates Related to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is a serious storm and Sprint will continue to closely watch its path. Preparations have been underway over the last several days to identify recovery resources (such as equipment, fuel, generators, etc.) and their availability in the area.


September 12, 2018

Sprint Announces Faster, More Powerful and Smaller Sprint Magic Box

Sprint is bringing more magic and speed to its award-winning line of all-wireless small cells with the introduction of the Sprint Magic Box Generation 3. 


September 10, 2018

Sprint and Nokia first to demonstrate in the U.S. a 5G NR connection over Massive MIMO

Mobile World Congress Americas -- Nokia and Sprint will show the first live demonstration in the U.S. of a 5G New Radio (NR) connection over a dual mode-capable Massive MIMO radio, bringing this revolutionary technology one step closer to reality. 


September 04, 2018

Sprint Updates Related to Tropical Storm Gordon

Right on the heels of Hurricane Lane last month, Sprint is once again ready to respond to yet another major storm - Gordon.  


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