Sprint Launches 45 New LTE Markets, Totals 230
Sprint today announced a significant expansion of its LTE 4G network. The company launched service in 45 new markets today. Notably, Sprint's LTE network is now available in all of New York City, adding the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Other major markets that now have access to Sprint's LTE network include Santa Ana and Anaheim, Calif.; Pensacola and Tallahassee, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; and Spokane, Wash. According to Sprint, its LTE network now reaches 230 markets, though the company didn't say how many POPs are covered. In addition to LTE, Sprint has improved its CDMA-based network in many of the same markets. Sprint and T-Mobile trail AT&T and Verizon in terms of LTE coverage, but are catching up.
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Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Columbia/Ellicott City, Md.
Eagle Pass, Texas
Fort Polk South, La.
Fort Smith, Ark.
Jefferson City, Mo.
Lakeland/Winter Haven, Fla.
Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
New Haven, Conn.
Red Bluff, Calif.
Santa Ana/Anaheim, Calif.
Stevens Point, Wis.
Texarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Ark.
Warner Robins, Ga.
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.
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.
Still Lacking Major Cities..
Just to name the biggest cities in California STILL without LTE and without working 3G. On top of this, Los Angeles, the ONLY official market in California in a major city, has some of the worst speeds seen on an LTE network worldwide.