Sprint announces activation of LTE in 22 more cities

Sprint has announced a major expansion of its LTE rollout, adding coverage to 22 more cities today, bringing the number of markets with access to Sprint's high-speed network up to 110. The new cities include Tampa, Florida, New Orleans, and Miami. In a statement, Sprint touted the speed and energy efficiency of their network.

Today’s announcement means that more Americans will experience the speed and power of Sprint 4G LTE,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. "Sprint is committed to delivering the latest technology through a nationwide LTE buildout, and providing new cell sites that are more compact and energy efficient.

An additional 13 cities, including Ann Arbor, Laredo, and Corpus Christi, are scheduled to receive coverage "in the coming months". Sprint stated that their LTE network would be available to 200 million people by the end of 2013, a number mostly theoretical, as many of them would undoubtedly be customers of Sprints competition. But it shows that Sprint is serious about their LTE rollout, an effort that should become even more aggressive after they are finally purchased by either SoftBank or DISH.

Source: Sprint