Earlier today, Sprint announced two major network milestones: the expansion of their 4G LTE service to 28 new markets, including San Jose, Cleveland, and Seattle; and the availability of HD voice nationwide.
With the expanded LTE coverage, Sprint says it now has LTE coverage in 471 cities. It expects to reach 250 million with 4G LTE coverage by mid-2014. Additionally, Sprint currently supports 28 HD voice-capable smartphones, and it estimates that approximately 16 million customers are currently using a device with HD voice.
Furthermore, Sprint Spark coverage has also been expanded to three new cities: St. Louise, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro, North Carolina. The total number of Spark markets is now up to 27, with average speeds of 6-15Mbps and peak speeds of 50-60Mbps.
Finally, Sprint says that 8T8R radios will soon be deployed in some markets for improved coverage and signal strength:
The new 8T8R radios transmit more data and boost network reliability, giving Sprint Spark customers better coverage and higher data speeds at 2.5GHz. Sprint is currently field testing its 8T8R equipment and expects to begin commercial deployment this summer.
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