Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sprint's Spark LTE Network Now in 27 Markets

Sprint's Spark network upgrade, which aggregates the company’s 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz spectrum, continues to progress and is now available in 27 markets across the country.  Sprint currently has 22 devices on the market with Spark-compatible aggregation capabilities, including the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport, LG G3, and HTC One (M8) Harman/Kardon edition.

Sprint’s replacement of its entire 3G and voice network is largely complete and network performance metrics continue to improve. Sprint also hit its mid-year target for 4G LTE coverage, as the company now covers approximately 254 million people in 488 cities across the country including Pittsburgh and Buffalo, N.Y..

In addition, Sprint HD Voice service is also now available nationwide. Over 16 million customers currently have HD Voice-enabled devices.

In its newly released quarterly financial report, Sprint posted a net loss of 220,000 customers in the quarter, compared to a net loss of 383,000 customers last quarter and 520,000 customers in the prior year period. Sprint blamed the postpaid net losses of 181,000 on elevated churn levels related to service disruption associated with the company’s ongoing network overhaul.

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