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.
AT&T Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.
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 Names Its First 5G Markets As It Preps Massive MIMO
Sprint today indicated which markets will be first to see 5G service from the carrier at some point in the first half of 2019. Sprint said customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
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.
Detroit to get LTE?