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
  • Launched True Mobile 5G network in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City in May
  • Launched True Mobile 5G in LA, NYC, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. in August.
  • 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


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


August 14, 2018

Sprint and LG Working Together to Bring First 5G Smartphone to U.S. in First Half 2019

Sprint today confirmed a significant wireless milestone as it works with LG Electronics USA to deliver the first mobile 5G smartphone in the U.S. in the first half of 2019. 


August 01, 2018
by Dr. John Saw, CTO, Sprint

Sprint’s Next-Gen Network Build Gains Momentum

It’s been a busy first quarter for the Sprint network team. Across the country we’ve been hard at work upgrading thousands of cell sites and lighting up tens of thousands of small cells. Our Next-Gen Network build is well underway as we invest billions to give Sprint customers an even stronger 4G LTE Advanced network and launch mobile 5G in the first half of next year.  


July 26, 2018
by Jay Bluhm, Vice President, Network Development and Engineering

Sprint Magic Box – Hospitality Edition Helps Hotels Improve Wireless Data Performance

Hotels and hospitality venues continue to look for ways to deliver better wireless experiences for their guests. For most guests, great wireless data coverage on site is expected to keep them connected during their visit. A hotel’s wireless data performance can either make or break a guest’s experience. Sprint is here to help with newest edition of our multi award-winning Sprint Magic Box which debuted last year.


July 17, 2018
by Scott Santi, Head of Network Deployment & Operations

Densifying the Sprint Network with Tiny, Mighty Small Cells

Small cells are an important part of Sprint’s Next-Gen Network build aimed at improving customers’ coverage, reliability and speeds. Let us introduce you to the small cell.


July 10, 2018

Sprint Magic Box Slated for Rollout in 100 City of Pittsburgh Buildings

Today Sprint announced that the award-winning Sprint Magic Box is slated for deployment in approximately 100 City of Pittsburgh buildings to provide connectivity for the nation's first fully integrated Energy Savings as a Service initiative.


July 09, 2018

Dr. John Saw Voted Top FierceWireless 2018 Rising Star

Sprint CTO wins top vote as executive to watch as part of FierceWireless'  2018 Rising Stars awards.