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
  • Launching mobile 5G network in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Kansas City in May, followed by Houston, LA, NYC, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. in the first half of 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 and launch its mobile 5G network in nine top U.S. markets in the first half of 2019. At launch, Sprint's total initial 5G footprint will cover more than 1,000 square miles across all nine cities offering true mobility for its on-the-go customers. 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


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. 


June 14, 2018

Sprint Congratulates 3GPP on Finalization of 5G New Radio Specification

Today marks a significant step on the road to 5G with approval of the Standalone (SA) 5G new radio (NR) specification at the 3GPP TSG RAN#80 plenary meeting in La Jolla, CA. As an active participant in 3GPP, Sprint assisted in the development of this worldwide 5G standard.


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

Sprint’s Average Download Speeds Are Up Nationally and Fastest in 113 Cities


June 05, 2018
by Scott Santi, Head of Network Deployment & Operations

Sprint’s Triband Upgrades Deliver Faster, More Reliable Service

The most important thing we’re doing today to improve speed and reliability is upgrading cell sites to triband service. We have three spectrum bands – 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz – and each does something special. 


May 31, 2018

Sprint's Network is ready for the 2018 Hurricane Season

With a dramatically improved network and significant investments that continue to improve coverage, reliability and speed, Sprint (NYSE: S) is ready for the 2018 Hurricane Season – which officially begins on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30


May 24, 2018

Sprint Magic Box Continues its Winning Streak; Brings Home Two More Awards

Sprint (NYSE: S) Magic Box, the world's first all-wireless small cell, which improves data coverage and increases download and upload speeds on average by 200 percent, received two new awards this week: