In order to prepare itself for 5G service to go live next year, Sprint made has upgraded its LTE services to gigabit-speed in New York City. After this not only its customers will have an access to high speed LTE services but Sprint has also announced to be claiming itself as the fastest mobile carrier across New York City.
Sprint also stated that according to RootMetrics, in Manhattan it has fastest download speed over LTE and Nielsen rated the Sprint’s data reliability as highest.
Holding bands across 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz of spectrum, Sprint has said to be continuing by up gradation of its existing sites and addition of more cell sites across New York and Tri-state area for better use of its spectrum.
By making use of phone poles and streets lights of city infrastructure, Sprint, across the greater metro area, has added thousands of outdoor and indoor small cells to upgrade its program of LTE-Advanced.
For increasing coverage, speed and capacity of its services, Sprint has been deploying 4×4 Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO), two- and three-channel carrier aggregation, transmission mode 9 (TM9) beam forming and 256 quadrature amplitude moderation (QAM).
With all these up gradation for LTE-Advanced program, Sprint is considering itself to be well on track for its 5G rollout.
In the first half of 2019 for launching its 5G mobile service across New York, Sprint has also been deploying 5G ready Massive MIMO radios besides its LTE Advanced upgrades. Support for a split mode enabling the Sprint to offer LTE all together with the 5G on same radio has achieve by the 64T64R Massive MIMO radios. A 10x peak increase to an average increase of 4x in speed and capacity has been experienced by the Sprint from early deployments of Massive MIMO initially.
New York City along with Kansas and Phoenix was added by the Sprint for its roadmap to 5G launch.