Sprint gives us its "State of the network" report

Sprint gives us its "State of the network" report
Sprint released a "State of the network" report on Thursday after the nation's third largest carrier released a list of 36 markets expected to receive Sprint LTE in the coming months. Currently, Sprint has 49 markets lit up with LTE. The mobile operator also has enhanced its 3G signal in 70 markets. With Network Vision, Sprint customers are hearing enhanced voice quality, faster data speeds, better signal strength whenmakingcalls or using the internet and fewer dropped calls.

Sprint started rolling out its LTE service in July with peak download speeds at 25Mbps. Average download speed is said to be in the 6 to 8 Mbps range with an average 2-3 Mbps for uploads. Compare that to Sprint's peak 3G speeds of 3.1Mbps and average download and upload speeds of 350-500Kbps, and 600Kbps to 1.4Mbps respectively.

The 36 cities that will soon be the recipient of Sprint LTE include: Abbeville, La.; Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas; Blytheville, Ark.; Brainerd, Minn.; Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.; Brownsville/Harlingen, Texas; Crowley, La. Dalton, Ga.; Duluth, Minn. Dunn, N.C.;  /Chapel Hill, N.C.; Eau Claire, Wisc; Greenwood, S.C.; Jackson, Tenn.; La Crosse, Wisc.; Lafayette, La.; Lawton, Okla.; Little Rock/North Little Rock/Conway, Ark.; Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.; Muskogee, Okla.; New Haven/Milford, Conn.; New Iberia, La.; North Wilkesboro, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Palm Coast, Fla.; Pine Bluff, Ark.; Ponca City, Okla.; Raleigh/Cary, N.C.; Rochester, Minn.; Salinas, Calif.; San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, Calif.; Santa Cruz/Watsonville, Calif.; Springfield, Mass.; Searcy, Ark; St. Cloud, Minn. and Stillwater, Okla.

Sprint will have 150 million POPs by the end of the year, rising to 250 million at the end of 2013 and 300 million in 2014 when the build out is expected to be completed.

source: Sprint



25. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

South Florida???

23. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Sprint has fallen behind Tmobile on coverage now which is pretty pathetic & here in Vegas there wimax sucked. Ill stick with Verizon

24. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Haha, no way T-Mobile has better coverage than Sprint. Nice try though. TMO is deal last of the big 4, and by far.

27. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Lol everyone does have there own experiences of course but I have had them all to & here in a big city of Vegas Sprint overall is the slowest and other places ive gone as well. Just google it. There 3g is the slowest overall. Again nice to have unlimited but not if your looking at a screen buffering and still need wifi all the time mostly. Plus an airave for decent indoor coverage. There wimax was a joke as well pretty much. I am not a "fanboy" really of anything right now except windowsphone & would gladly take Sprint's good deals if you got good service! You really do get what ya pay for sometimes.

26. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Tmobile is the only carrier that constantly drops calls in my area. Even prepaid that doen't run on Tmobile works better here and I'm in an area where all carriers should have service.

22. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

just talked to a sprint rep and said that new orleans is at least 6 months out for lte

20. GeekMovement unregistered

Not a single market anywhere in the Northwest. Disappointing to be honest.

19. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

So San Diego doesn't have the LTE love? Big Population, paying customers... lets put two and two together...

17. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

What are you people complaining about? These are just on the list right now. It doesn't mean it's not coming... They just released LTE in what, July? Their progress is good actually.

16. PoopyPants

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

I love when these lists come out. It's the same for every carrier when they release a list "Hey WHAT ABOUT MY CITY! YOU SUCK (Insert Carrier Name Here)!" Unless they released 4G in every city simultaneously no one would ever be happy, that's why it's called a "roll-out" people. I didn't see Sprint "thumping their chest" @ajac09, it was simply a statement as to their progress thus far and their plans, get real man. Should they just not EVER say anything about their plans or what they've done unless it covers your specific cities, or should they just wait and only release statements that say "We've covered the entire United States....enjoy your 4G". These are my favorite posts to read comments on, every carrier get bashed when they name cities, Sprint is playing catch up, they can't do it all at once and they've been pretty aggressive, if you don't like it....switch. Then when your new carrier rolls out 5G and your city isn't the first city upgraded..... bitch and switch again.

15. ibap

Posts: 873; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Why does this have the look of a massive beta test? Otherwise, there is no reason to the list of cities.

14. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Im in podunk, ID and wont see LTE for sometime unfortunately.

13. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

zzzz @ sprint fix your network issues then thump your chest

12. PhoneCrazy09

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 01, 2010

Greenwood?? Really well... ive been rolling with sprint long enough enough they always come through even late so ill wait and see how this pans out.. seems they are hitting all small markets before deploying into big markets interesting tatic.

11. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Still no Las Vegas either wow. I wont be going back to sprint anytime soon

10. hotdoggnboi

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Phoenix, AZ is the 6th largest city in the nation - and no where on there list of cities to get LTE soon.... bummer for my friends on Sprint

18. yarmock

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I believe they said a while back, that current WiMax cities wouldnt be getting any LTE in the first round of the LTE rollout. I could be wrong, but ive heard it multiple times. Which is why Cleveland, OH still only have wimax but no mention of LTE.

9. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Wow! Dalton GA. over Macon GA... You can do better than that Sprint!

7. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

Yea except new orleans

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

lol i know right ........o well at least there moving in our state so it shouldnt be too long

6. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

How in the hell does Dunn, Chapel Hill, North Wilkesboro, Raleigh, and Cary get 4G LTE before Charlotte in NC!? Chapell Hill and Raleigh can get a pass since those are estentially college towns, but the other locations make zero sense! Ugh!!! -_-

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Lousiana? check! haha...... nice

3. tiburonpineda

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

What about Seattle and the northwest???

2. dfhgiesur

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No seattle..wow

21. pats4thewin

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

that list isnt complete, as well as it could be like it is here in va beach. the towers are going up but its not "fully launched" so they dont announce it. i get lte in about 3 places around here though on my gs3

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And Saint Louis still isn't mentioned? Bad move, Sprint.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I haven't really noticed sprint doing that well here. Most of the stores I used to see have closed, and I see more AT&T, T-Mobile, straight talk, verizon, and U.S. Cellular users than anything, and mostly AT&T, T-Mo, and cricket stores (excepting big-box stores).

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