Sprint’s LTE Plus is now available in New York city and 190 other telecom markets across the US.
The SoftBank-owned company has doubled the speed and capacity of more than 900 2.5GHz cell sites across the New York Metropolitan Area by deploying two-channel carrier aggregation. Carrier aggregation creates a wider lane that allows more network traffic to travel at higher rates.
According to Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance data, Sprint now delivers the fastest LTE download speeds in New York. Sprint competes with AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US.
Gunther Ottendorfer, Sprint chief operating officer, Technology, said: “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.”
Sprint will be completing 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 launch services in 2017.
The US-based telecom operator on Friday said that it made investment to improve the performance of telecom network by adding new cell sites, increasing mobile coverage and capacity, and optimizing cell site to maximize LTE Plus performance.
“Our 2.5GHz spectrum excels at moving high volumes of data at fast speeds. 2.5GHz holdings give us more capacity than any other carrier in the U.S.,” said John Saw, Sprint CTO.
Sprint is offering freebies to attract new customers in New York. Sprint said consumers switching to Sprint can get 50 percent off the price of most Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile rate plans. Sprint will pay switching fees up to $650 per line. Sprint offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.