Sprint expands Spark 4G LTE services to 70 new markets, 300 in total



Sprint has laid the groundwork for an exciting 2014 with great network enhancements for its business clients as well as the consumers. They have launched Sprint Spark, which delivers top 4G LTE wireless data speeds of 50-60 Mbps.  HD Voice is also predicted to provide greatly improved call quality as well as clarity.

They have also yesterday announced that they will introduce LTE in 70 new markets like Green Bay, Wis; Orlando, Fla, San Diego and St Louis, thus covering 300 LTE markets in total

This is due to Sprint’s Network Vision program of 2013, which meant there was a complete upgrade of the 3G network and the placement of 4G LTE.  They will also be redeploying its 800MHz spectrum for LTE and 3G which will lead to better in-building coverage for voice and data.

Bob Azzi, chief network officer said that they made huge strides with their 3G and 4G LTE network in 2013.  Customers can attest to that.  This was a huge project but we can see the benefits for our customers.  The increasing availability of 4G LTE and the enhancements to our voice-network bodes well for 2014.

These enhancements lead to meet customers current and future needs, especially the customers who use Sprint’s pioneering unlimited data, text and calling plans.  Sprint, which has great plans for the future, had a phenomenal 2013 and reached a few milestones such as:

  • Acquiring Clearwire – this makes Sprint Spark possible by providing access to contiguous 2.5GHz spectrum.  This enables a commanding mixture of speed and capacity which is needed for data.
  • Acquiring spectrum from U.S. Cellular, this greatly improves network capacity in important Midwest markets.
  • Launching of HD Voice and the goal of covering 85 million POPs by December 2013.
  • The deployment of in-building systems at key stadiums, airports, concert venues, etc.
  • The transition of iDEN business and government customers to Sprint’s 3G CDMA network.

You can access Sprint 4G LTE in 300 markets