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 16 million people across 9 cities.
  • 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


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.


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.