Sprint: ‘We are not (just) in Kansas anymore’; cellco confirms LTE expansion to four new markets

31 Aug 2012

Kansas-based mobile giant Sprint Nextel has announced that it has expanded its in-deployment Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to cover Baltimore (Maryland), Gainesville (Georgia), Manhattan/Junction City (Kansas) and Sedalia (Missouri). Additionally, Sprint has confirmed that customers in Baltimore, Boston and Washington DC, are poised to receive the benefits of Sprint’s revamped 3G service, which it said will deliver ‘an exceptionally clear signal, better in-building coverage and fewer dropped/blocked calls’.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Sprint, the United States’ third largest mobile operator by subscribers, inaugurated its commercial LTE network on 15 July 2012 as per its previously announced schedule, with a total of 15 cities initially receiving coverage. The locations covered were: Atlanta, Athens, Calhoun, Carrollton, Newnan and Rome (all Georgia); Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury-Hood County, Houston, Huntsville, San Antonio and Waco (all Texas) and Kansas City and St. Joseph (Missouri). The operator noted that Waco was not originally scheduled for LTE connectivity at launch, but was afforded 4G status on account of the company’s ‘accelerated build schedule’.

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