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.
T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company's LTE 4G network now covers 280 million POPS. That's a slight improvement from the 275 million POPs T-Mobile said it covered at the end of April.
Sprint Claims to Reach 300Mbps Downloads with Galaxy S7
Sprint today said it was able to achieve peak LTE speeds reaching 300Mbps on the downlink with the Samsung Galaxy S7. The phone, says Sprint, is among the first to support three-channel carrier aggregation, a feature in LTE-Advanced.
What's the hold up in NYC?