Network Key Facts

  • Fastest average download speeds in 123 cities*
  • Most improved national average download speeds year-over-year**
  • 87% increase in year-over-year national average download speeds.***
  • 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.

*Analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds from 7/1/18 to 9/30/18 for all mobile results.
** Analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data comparing average download speeds from September 2017 to September 2018 for all mobile results. 

***Reprinted from pcmag.com with permission. 2018 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sprint has an improved network today and is committed to making it even better for its millions of customers. 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


September 13, 2017

Sprint at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Sprint, SoftBank and the mobile industry will be on full display next week at “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA” Tuesday, September 12 through Thursday, September 14 in San Francisco.


September 12, 2017

Sprint and Ericsson Conduct First U.S. Field Tests for 2.5 GHz Massive MIMO

At MWCA, Sprint and Ericsson today unveiled results of the first U.S. 2.5 GHz Massive MIMO field tests.


August 29, 2017

Sprint Updates Related to Hurricane Harvey

With Hurricane Harvey threatening heavy rainfall in Texas and parts of Louisiana, Sprint has made extensive preparations to help keep its wireless customers connected


August 11, 2017

Sprint LTE Plus Data Speeds Up 28% in Seven Months

Sprint's national average download speed is up 28 percent in seven months, according to Ookla Speedtest Intelligence data.


August 09, 2017

Denver Housing Authority Bridging the Digital Divide with Sprint Magic Box

Sprint Magic Box is helping residents with Sprint service at the Denver Housing Authority navigate school resources, complete homework, apply for jobs and much more. 


July 21, 2017

Sprint Magic Box expands learning opportunities for Poplar Grove students

Sprint Magic Box is making a big difference improving data speeds and coverage for the North Boone School District in rural Poplar Grove, Illinois.


June 20, 2017

Sprint and Samsung Test Massive MIMO Technology in South Korea

Companies prepare for U.S. deployment of Massive MIMO to dramatically boost LTE Plus capacity and coverage and offer Gigabit LTE


May 24, 2017

Sprint Powers Network Infrastructure to Weather the Storm This Hurricane Season

On the eve of what's predicted to be one of the most active tropical storm seasons in three years, wireless customers can be confident in Sprint's network performance when bad storms strike.


May 23, 2017

Sprint and NYU WIRELESS Join Forces to Advance Mobile 5G

Sprint and NYU Wireless today announced they are working together to further the development of mobile 5G. Sprint joins the university research center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering as an industry affiliate sponsor.


May 16, 2017

Sprint to Support Next Generation IoT Devices Across its Nationwide Network

Today at IoT World 2017, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced it will complete its deployment of LTE Cat 1 technology across its nationwide network by the end of July 2017. In addition, Sprint announced plans to begin deploying LTE Cat M in mid-2018 followed by LTE Cat NB1.