Sprint invests in small cell sites in Detroit

sprint-and-technologyTelecom operator Sprint said it implemented dozens of new small cell sites throughout the Detroit’s downtown area to improve customer experience.

Sprint is utilizing small cell sites in order to expand coverage and increase network capacity in Detroit area. Sprint, a company owned by SoftBank of Japan, has reduced its Capex spending by 40 percent year-to-year to improve free cash flow.

The telecom company added new cell sites, increased its coverage and capacity, and systematically optimized each cell site to maximize performance in the past year. Sprint also improved service and upgraded the wireless systems at Comerica Park, MGM Grand, Ford Field, Cobo Hall, and at the Detroit Athletic Club.

“The greater downtown area is seeing an incredible revitalization and Sprint has rebuilt its network and continues to grow right alongside of the city. We believe in Detroit and our network investment is our commitment to keep pace with consumers’ increasing need for reliability, speed and overall better coverage,” said Scott Santi, Sprint Vice President for Network.

Sprint, which has invested hundreds of millions of dollars over the last five years improving Detroit’s wireless network, has plans to add hundreds of new cell sites in Detroit and across Southeast Michigan within the next six months.