Sprint Expands LTE Network By 20 Markets
Sprint today launched LTE 4G in 20 new markets around the U.S. Some of the markets include Hope Springs, Ark.; Bridgeport, Stamford, and Norwalk, Conn.; Sarasota and Bradenton, Fla.; Peoria, Ill.; Ocean City, N.J.; Omaha, Neb.; and Myrtle Beach, S.C. Sprint today also announced the launch of Sprint Spark service in Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J., as well as the upcoming availability of HD Voice in those markets. Sprint Spark is now available in 18 markets. Sprint said it is on track to cover 250 million people with 4G LTE by the middle of the year.
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 Lights Up 17 More Spark Markets
Sprint today launched its Spark service in 17 new markets scattered around the country. Spark uses three different spectrum bands to ensure the best possible LTE connection and speed.
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 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.
You'll get LTE in about 10% of a given market.
I know that in non-Spark areas (where 800 Band 26 LTE is not deployed), I have to be within a 1-2 mile range of a given tower to use LTE. Otherwise, my phone switches back to 3G.
There aren't even enough Band 26 LTE deployments to objectively compare Sprint to the big boys yet.
Sprint has the most underpowered LTE implementation of all the carriers. It's no wonder they are so desperate to acquire T-Mobile.
Given equal cell site placement, channel width, and environmental factors, T-Mobile's Band 4 LTE signal reaches about 30-50% farther than Sprint's Band 25 LTE, with the testing I've done in my market.
Sprint can't even begin to touch Verizon and AT&T with their B25 LTE, it's like comparing a candle to the ...
I have been experiencing the ...
Wow, even NJ
Still keep your hands off T-Mobile. 4 national carriers are the best.