Sprint Launches LTE in 11 New Markets
Sprint today announced that it has made its LTE 4G network available in a handful of new cities and counties. The new markets include Anderson, Muncie, and South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.; Salina, Kan.; Hagerstown, Md.; Peabody, Mass.; Harrisburg, Carlisle, and Hershey, Pa.; Harrisonburg, Winchester, and Clarke and Shenandoah Counties, Va.; and Jefferson and Martinsburg Counties, W.Va. According to Sprint, its LTE 4G network is now live in 43 markets around the U.S. Sprint has not provided information about the number of POPs covered by its LTE 4G network. Sprint has also improved its CDMA-based 3G network in these same markets.
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 Says Network Vision Is Basically Done
Sprint recently indicated that its years-long Network Vision project is coming to a close. Sprint's 1900MHz LTE network covers 260 million POPs, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer, who made the comments at a Bank of America investor conference this week.
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.
What's the hold up in NYC?