Network Key Facts

  • 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 more than 20 million people across 9 cities.
  • Sprint’s average 5G download speed of 213 Mbps is more than 5X faster than Sprint’s average LTE download speed.1
  • Sprint is using mid-band 2.5 GHz spectrum for 5G by deploying Massive MIMO radios on existing cell sites.

1Based on analysis by Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds for January 2020 of 4G (LTE) and 5G Beta (NR) results. Ookla® trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

Today Sprint offers its best nationwide LTE coverage ever, with reliability customers can count on. And 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 more than 20 million people total across all nine market areas. Sprint’s average 5G download speed is more than 5X faster than Sprint LTE. 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 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.


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.