Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sprint to add 4G LTE to nine cities in the coming months




OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 13, 2012 - Continuing its aggressive push to deliver an enhanced top-tier network experience for customers, Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today that its 4G LTE network build is progressing in nine additional cities within its nationwide 3G footprint.

Work has begun on the 4G LTE Network in the following additional areas:
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn
  • Fort Smith, Ark
  • Ardmore, Okla
  • Oakland/Fremont
  • Michigan City
  • McAllen/Edinburg
  • Hayward, Calif
  • La Porte, Ind
  • Mission, Texas
  • Key West, Fla
  • Bloomington, Ind
  • Eau Claire, Wis
“We’re committed to providing improved 3G and 4G LTE as quickly as possible, and keeping our customers informed as to when and where they can experience the new network’s superior performance and speed,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “Our customers depend on their mobile devices as their primary source of communication, business connectivity and entertainment. We’re delivering all of that functionality at a very competitive price.”

During the pre-launch phase, Sprint customers with capable devices may begin to see 4G LTE coverage in these areas and are welcome to use the network even before it officially launches. Sprint plans to announce commercial availability of 4G LTE in these cities in the coming months, followed by continued enhancements in coverage, performance and reliability. Ultimately, Sprint’s 4G LTE coverage is expected to largely match the existing nationwide 3G footprint.

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