Sprint's LTE Goes Live in Nine New Markets
Sprint today announced that its LTE 4G network is now available in nine additional areas. The new markets, which were already named in Sprint's LTE roadmap, include Columbus and Elkhart/Goshen, Ind., Hammond, La., Asheville and Statesville, N.C., Altoona, Pa., San Juan, Puerto Rico, Temple, Texas, and La Crosse, Wis. Sprint also expanded the availability of its LTE 4G network in San Germán, Yauco, Salinas and Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. Sprint's LTE network is now up and running in 67 total markets, though many of them are smaller cities. Sprint is hoping to have LTE available in 150 markets by mid-year.
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 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.
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 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.
No New York?
I know online there have been several people that have been reporting seeing it, it's just spotty.
Puerto Rico. . .
No other carriers care about Puerto Rico?
Sidenote... you'd think they'd make it easier to find their coverage map and work it. It's a pain to just scroll around ...