Sprint Spreads LTE to 70 New Markets, Covers 300 Total
Sprint today announced a significant expansion of its LTE 4G footprint. The company says 70 new markets have access to its faster data network, including Birmingham, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; San Diego, Calif.; Orlando and Panama City, Fla.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Louisville, Ky.; and Green Bay and Madison, Wisc., among others. Sprint said that its LTE network now reaches 300 markets. The company continues to roll out HD Voice, which it says will be available to 85 million POPs by the end of the year. Sprint also continues to upgrade its network, with more Sprint Spark and LTE network coverage planned for 2014.
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.
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 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.
Patience Is a Virtue.
However, the areas that have been upgraded, have been significantly improved over the old in regards to 3G/4G performance. Signal strength has also improved.
It is definitely worth the wait and headaches. Speeds have been stellar.
I do hope your city gets Sprint Spark. The potential is amazing with that technology. Sprint Spark is bla...