Sprint claims its 5G network now covers 16 million people across nine markets
The number of markets where Sprint deployed its 5G network is no news, but the number of customers seems to have increased in the last couple of months. Not long ago, Sprint offered 5G service covering 11 million people in nine metro areas, but since its commercial launches, Sprint continued to add 5G cell sites within these markets, which led to even more people getting access to 5G.
If you're with Sprint, here is where the carrier's 5G network has been lit: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Forth Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, and Washington DC.
However, Sprint's 5G network doesn't cover these cities in their entirety. The carrier announced that in New York, service has expanded to more parts of the Upper West Side, Harlem, and South Bronx; new parts of Queens and Brooklyn, as well as Paterson, Lodi and East Orange in New Jersey.
Also, in Los Angeles, 5G is now available in new areas such as Torrance, Southgate, Lancaster, and Buena Park. Sprint has lit up new places in the greater Washington, DC area including Fort Dupont and Deanwood, parts of Bladensburg and Fairmont Heights in Maryland, and parts of Bailey’s Crossroads and George Mason University in Virginia.
In Phoenix, customers can now experience Sprint 5G around more parts of ASU, at Chase Field and in Mesa; while Atlanta service has been expanded from College Park to Alpharetta, and from Marietta to Lawrenceville. Service has also expanded into portions of Garland, South Dallas and Plano in Dallas-Forth Worth; and has expanded to more Northwest and South parts of Houston.
In these areas mentioned above, as well as the previous ones where Sprint initially deployed its 5G network, customers with 5G smartphones will get faster speeds, with initial 5G performance results showing a nearly 6x increase in average download speed compared to LTE.