Sprint is improving its network to compete with AT&T and Verizon. The company announced that it has increased download speeds in New York City including Manhattan, Long Island and surrounding areas. Based on new Speedtest Intelligence data, Sprint is gaining in speed with average download speeds of 29.2 Mbps, an increase of 73 percent in the New York City market and 21.9 Mbps, a 134 percent on Long Island, compared to 2017.
“We’re excited to provide our customers with the most-improved network performance and huge increases in their download speeds in New York City and Long Island as part our continued effort to make the Sprint network even better,” Mark Walker, Sprint vice president for Network, Northeast said. “We are unleashing our powerful spectrum, innovative and traditional technology on more sites to provide faster, more reliable service to more places throughout the city — from subway tunnels to Yankee Stadium — and the tristate area.”
Sprint is also preparing for its 5G Network roll out in 2019. New York City, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles are among the first cities.