In attempt to rebuild its reputation of having horrible data speeds, Sprint on Wednesday announced the rollout of its new network which they call LTE Plus. On a press release, the company stated that one of the biggest advantage of the LTE Plus network is has features from LTE Advance technology such as carrier aggregation and beamforming. Because of these two new features from LTE Advance, customers will see a few more benefits such as:
- Faster service with double the network capacity and speed, and peak speeds in excess of 100Mbps on capable devices
- Stronger service with smart antenna technology that extends the cell signal further at 2.5GHz
- More reliable service utilizing three bands of spectrum – 1.9GHz for broad coverage, 800MHz for better indoor service, and 2.5GHz for even faster data speeds
The network is already available in 77 markets, according to Sprint coverage map. These markets includes New York City, San Francisco, and Washington D.C, New Jersey, Chicago, and South Texas. As of now, Sprint says 13 devices – including the iPhone 6s, HTC One A9, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 – are compatible with and should be able to take advantage of the new LTE Plus network.