Sprint LTE footprint reaches 402 cities; ‘Spark’ now live in 18 locations

18 Mar 2014

US mobile giant Sprint has extended its LTE coverage to 20 new markets, taking the total number of cities in which the service is available to 402. New markets include: Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), Omaha (Nebraska) and Bakersfield (California). The cellco has also introduced its tri-band carrier aggregation (CA) ‘Sprint Spark’ service in two more cities, Provo (Utah) and Trenton (New Jersey). Spark delivers ‘real-world’ downlink speeds of up to 60Mbps, the carrier notes.

Sprint Spark is currently available in the following 18 markets: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio (all Texas); Baltimore (Maryland); Chicago (Illinois); Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Tampa (all Florida); Kansas City (Kansas/Missouri); Los Angeles (California); New York City (New York); Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and Salt Lake City (Utah) – alongside the aforementioned new additions, Provo and Trenton. Going forward, Sprint plans to deploy Sprint Spark in 100 of America’s largest cities over the next three years.

United States, Sprint Corporation (now part of T-Mobile US)