Sprint Adds LTE to Baltimore and Other Cities
Sprint today announced a modest expansion of its LTE 4G network, adding Baltimore to the list of cities covered with its new, high-speed service. Baltimore was one of Sprint's first WiMax markets and has now shifted to LTE. In addition to LTE, Sprint also indicated that it has improved its 3G network in the Baltimore, Boston, and Washington, D.C. regions. Sprint has been systematically updating its CDMA 3G network around the country. Other markets gaining access to LTE today include Gainesville, Ga.; Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.; and Sedalia, Mo.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
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 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.
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.