Sprint Launches LTE Plus in NYC

NEW YORK — Sprint customers across the New York Metropolitan Area are now experiencing faster, stronger, more reliable service with the availability of Sprint’s LTE Plus Network. LTE Plus, now available in New York City and 190 other markets across the country, takes advantage of Sprint’s rich triband spectrum portfolio and uses some of the world’s most advanced technologies in wireless.

sprintlogoSince the beginning of the year, Sprint doubled the speed and capacity of more than 900 2.5GHz cell sites across the New York Metropolitan Area with the deployment of two-channel carrier aggregation. Carrier aggregation, a feature of LTE Plus, creates a wider lane that allows more network traffic to travel at higher rates, enabling Sprint to provide customers with even faster data speeds.

With Sprint LTE Plus, New Yorkers and customers throughout the five boroughs will experience faster speeds than before while surfing the Web at Chelsea Piers, sending panoramic city views from the One World Trade Center observation deck, or live streaming video from a concert at the Barclays Center. In fact, according to Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance data, Sprint now delivers the fastest LTE download speeds in New York.1

“There’s no better proving ground for our network than New York,” said Günther Ottendorfer, Sprint Chief Operating Officer, Technology. “In the past few months we made tremendous improvements across the entire metropolitan area, and we’re committed to providing The City That Never Sleeps with an exceptional wireless experience.”

Within the past six months, Sprint has added or upgraded service at several popular locations such as Rockefeller Center, the 9/11 Memorial, Jacob Javits Center, JFK International Airport, and The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Sprint continues to lead with more stations on air to-date than any other carrier. Sprint is contracted to complete all seven phases of 279 underground stations in the New York City subway project. Sprint will be deploying 4G LTE to all underground stations and service will be ready for customers in 2017.

In addition to improving service in key venues, Sprint has relentlessly focused on expanding and fine-tuning the network across New York and New Jersey. Network performance has continued to improve with the addition of new cell sites, increased coverage and capacity, and systematic optimization of each cell site to maximize LTE Plus performance.

Key LTE Plus benefits include:

  • Faster service with double the network capacity and speed, and peak speeds in excess of 100Mbps on capable devices
  • Stronger service with smart antenna technology that extends the cell signal further at 2.5GHz
  • More reliable service utilizing three bands of spectrum – 1.9GHz for broad coverage, 800MHz for better indoor service, and 2.5GHz for even faster data speeds

“Our 2.5GHz spectrum excels at moving high volumes of data at very fast speeds. And our deep 2.5GHz holdings give us more capacity than any other carrier in the U.S.,” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint CTO. “This is a tremendous advantage, allowing us to keep adding the capacity and speed needed to serve New Yorker’s demand for data now and well into the future.”