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Sprint passes major 4G LTE milestone, launches Spark in new cities


News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday February 11, 2014.

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It has taken Sprint longer than expected to deliver 4G LTE service across the United States, but the carrier's LTE network is nearing completion. However, the effort to deliver even better 4G service is just beginning.

As part of its 2013 financial disclosures, Sprint revealed that LTE coverage has reached 200 million people. The carrier expects that number to climb to 250 million by mid 2014. That still leaves tens of millions of people to cover - something that rivals AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have already managed - but it's an acceleration of where the company was one year ago.

Sprint says it is already underway with the next stage of its 4G LTE path. Sprint originally stated that it hoped to have its faster and more reliable tri-band coverage known as Sprint Spark in 100 cities by 2015. Two cities have been crossed off the list of expected markets with today's launch of Sprint Spark and HD Voice in Baltimore and Philadelphia. Residents of the Charm City and the City of Brotherly Love should see considerably faster speeds if they own Spark-compatible phones like the LG G2. There are now 14 cities in the US that support Sprint Spark.

source: Sprint

 
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