Sprint Expands LTE and Spark to More Markets
Sprint today increased the footprint of its LTE 4G network and its Sprint Spark service. Sprint LTE is now available in 41 new cities around the country, bringing the total to 443 cities and 225 million people. Some of the new markets include Long Island, N.Y., Minneapolis, Minn.; and Phoenix, Ariz. Sprint Spark appeared in six new markets today, including Oakland, Calif.; Orlando and West Palm Beach, Fla.; Waukegan, Ill.; Newark, N.J.; and Tacoma, Wash. Sprint Spark is now available in 24 cities around the country. According to Sprint, Spark offers LTE speeds up to 60Mbps and is available to 14 different devices in its roster. Sprint said it is on target to cover 100 million people with Spark by the end of the year, though it didn't specify how many people are covered in the existing 24 cities. Sprint also announced its first quarter results today. The company lost $151 million on revenue of $8.88 billion. It lost 231,000 postpaid subscribers, 364,000 prepaid subscribers, but added 212,000 wholesale and affiliate customers. Net subscriber losses amount to 383,000 customers. Sprint blames the customer losses on "service disruptions associated with the company’s ongoing network overhaul."
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 Touts Network Progress
Sprint today offered a snapshot of the progress it has made deploying LTE around the country. According to its fourth quarter earnings, Sprint's LTE network now reaches 270 million POPs, up from 260 million in the previous quarter.
Sprint CEO Predicts It'll Have Top Network In Two Years
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure believes the company will have the number 1 or number 2 network in the country within 18 to 24 months. Claure made the comments while speaking at the Recode Conference.
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