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October 23, 2012

Sprint LTE Now in 32 Markets with 4G LTE Network

Sprint’s LTE has been racing to catch up to the competition and it now covers towns in Massachusetts, Kansas and Texas and the communities of Chicago land. Sprint Nextel now with its high speed 4GLTE network covers 32 markets.

Widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, Sprint Nextel launched the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States. It offers instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities and a Tier 1 Internet backbone. It is an industry leader offering industry-leading mobile data services leading prepaid brands such as Assurance Wireless, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile USA and Assurance Wireless.


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Keeping up with current wireless data usage and looking into the future, Sprint is building an all-new 3G and 4G LTE network as part of a strategy known as Network Vision. This network build-out is expected to improve all aspects of the wireless experience for customers.

Sprint Nextel’s network now has several communities outside of Chicago, known as Chicago land, Texas, Wichita Falls, Hutchinson and McPherson, Kansas, and New Bedford/ Fall River and Massachusetts under its cover. It has been racing to catch up to the bigger rivals such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T who have succeeded in reaching and exceeding 400 market targets and have more market coverage than every other carrier combined. 4G LTE is now the latest draw with consumers demanding faster connections for video, music and Web browsing. 4G LTE thus has become a bigger selling point.

Sprint’s LTE covers Palatine, Plainfield, Illinois, Kankakee, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Rockford, Addison, Des Plaines, and Joliet, along with Gary, Indiana - the markets in Chicago land.

iPhone 5 incidentally has played a very big role in making the capabilities of LTE mainstream. iPhone 5 can tap into each of the carrier’s 4G networks. The dissatisfaction unfortunately among the Sprint customer’s is growing as a vast majority of its territory is still covered with slower 3G network. It is yet to provide them with a faster option.

Sprint is also lagging behind in covering biggest cities. Verizon and AT&T were better equipped and got better coverage in biggest cities in their respective roll outs. But Sprint Nextel is still ahead of T-Mobile USA which is still in its nascent stage and will start its deployment only in year 2013.




Edited by Brooke Neuman


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