At MWC Los Angeles, Sprint (NYSE: S) said it’s expanded its True Mobile 5G service to about 16 million people within nine metropolitan areas – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. In these areas, customers with 5G devices are experiencing dramatically faster speeds, with initial 5G performance showing a nearly 6x increase in average download speed compared to LTE, according to the carrier.
Previously, Sprint offered 5G service covering 11 million people in nine metro areas. Since its commercial launches, the company has continued to light up new 5G cell sites.
“It’s exciting to expand our footprint and see customers experience True Mobile 5G for the very first time in some of the biggest cities in the U.S.,” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint CTO. “We’ve been working to increase 5G coverage inside our nine cities and build a showcase experience for our customers. This is just the start, showing the power of what we can achieve with T-Mobile.”
October 23, 2019