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


June 20, 2017

Sprint and Samsung Test Massive MIMO Technology in South Korea

Companies prepare for U.S. deployment of Massive MIMO to dramatically boost LTE Plus capacity and coverage and offer Gigabit LTE


May 24, 2017

Sprint Powers Network Infrastructure to Weather the Storm This Hurricane Season

On the eve of what's predicted to be one of the most active tropical storm seasons in three years, wireless customers can be confident in Sprint's network performance when bad storms strike.


May 23, 2017

Sprint and NYU WIRELESS Join Forces to Advance Mobile 5G

Sprint and NYU Wireless today announced they are working together to further the development of mobile 5G. Sprint joins the university research center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering as an industry affiliate sponsor.


May 16, 2017

Sprint to Support Next Generation IoT Devices Across its Nationwide Network

Today at IoT World 2017, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced it will complete its deployment of LTE Cat 1 technology across its nationwide network by the end of July 2017. In addition, Sprint announced plans to begin deploying LTE Cat M in mid-2018 followed by LTE Cat NB1.


May 10, 2017

Qualcomm, SoftBank and Sprint Announce Collaboration on 2.5 GHz 5G

Qualcomm Technologies, SoftBank and Sprint have jointly agreed to develop technologies for 5G, including the 3GPP New Radio (NR) standard in Band 41 (2.5GHz) for accelerated wide-scale 5G deployments.


May 03, 2017

Sprint Announces World’s First All-Wireless Small Cell – The Sprint Magic Box

Sprint today unveiled the Sprint Magic Box, a revolutionary new plug–and–play LTE small cell for businesses and consumers that dramatically improves indoor data coverage and speeds.


March 09, 2017

Sprint Debuts Gigabit Class LTE in New Orleans

Sprint, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and Motorola Mobility, debut the first U.S. deployment of Gigabit Class LTE live on a commercial network with a forthcoming flagship premium tier smartphone.


February 27, 2017

#MWC17: Breaking New Ground with Gigabit LTE, Massive MIMO and HPUE

One of the highlights you’ll find this week is Sprint and Ericsson conducting an industry-first live demonstration of 1 Gbps class performance over 60 MHz of LTE TDD spectrum. And with Nokia we’re conducting the first public Massive MIMO demonstration for the U.S. market using 64X64 TDD LTE.


February 27, 2017

Nokia and Sprint Demonstrate Massive MIMO at Mobile World Congress 2017 #MWC17

At Mobile World Congress, Nokia and Sprint are demonstrating the benefits of massive MIMO, showcasing how this technology can boost cell capacity by eight times compared to 4G LTE. 


February 06, 2017

Sprint’s Super-Fast LTE Plus Network Scores in Houston!

Sprint customers pushed a massive amount of data across the LTE Plus network at this year’s big game in Houston, consuming nearly 5 TB of data inside and directly around the stadium on February 5.