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 2,100 square miles in total across 9 markets.
  • 11 million people are expected to be covered in total across all nine market areas.
  • 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


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.


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.