Sprint LTE Launches in 15 - Not 5 - Markets
Sprint today announced that it its initial LTE 4G launch footprint expanded from 5 to 15 markets. Sprint's nascent LTE network launched in the originally announced markets of Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, and San Antonio on July 15 as planned. Sprint today revealed that Athens, Calhoun, Carrollton, Newnan, and Rome, Ga.; Fort Worth, Granbury-Hood County, Huntsville, and Waco, Texas; and St. Joseph, Mo. also have access to its LTE 4G network. Sprint said that more cities will have access to its LTE network later this year, but has not yet announced which markets they are.
Sprint Doubles LTE Plus Footprint
Sprint today said it has doubled the availability of its LTE Plus coverage from 77 markets in November to more than 150 markets today. Some of the new markets include Boulder, Colo., West Palm Beach, Fla., Cleveland, Ohio, and Syracuse, N.Y.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
Sprint Retires 'Spark' and Launches 'LTE Plus'
Sprint is rebranding its LTE 4G network in an effort to call attention to the technology involved in making the network tick. Sprint LTE Plus replaces the Sprint Spark name for the company's tri-band LTE network, which uses 800MHz, 1.9GHz, and 2.5GHz.
Verizon Lights Up AWS Spectrum in 22 More Markets
Verizon Wireless today announced it has expanded the reach of its "XLTE" footprint by 22 markets. Verizon's LTE network runs on 700MHz almost nationwide, but it has been adding coverage in the 1700MHz band throughout the year and marketing the dual-band 700/1700MHz coverage as XLTE.
Detroit to get LTE?