Today, mobile phone carrier Sprint announced a series of enhancements brought to its 4G LTE network in the United States, which included the expansion of the service coverage in Chicago.
At the same time, the company confirmed the availability of the 4G LTE connectivity in a series of other cities in Kansas, Massachusetts and Texas.
The company appears set to make the service available for as many of its customers as possible in the near future, and is working hard on making more improvements to the network.
The recently performed network expansion brought 4G LTE to the following cities:
- Chicago Area Suburbs: Addison, Bolinbrook, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Kankakee, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Palantine and Plainfield
- Gary, IN
- Hutchinson and McPherson, KS
- New Bedford and Fall River, MA
- Wichita Falls, TX
The wireless carrier also announced plans to make the service available for users in more cities in the coming months, as it is aggressively expanding the coverage around the United States.
“We know a strong, robust wireless network is increasingly important as wireless users want to access emails quickly, upload photos/videos to friends and family, and routinely check in with social networks – all on their smartphone,” the carrier announced.
Sprint also promised further updates on the status of its network as the service arrives in more markets, so that millions of users in major cities could take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds that 4G LTE has to offer to them.
“With the addition of 4G LTE service, our network in these areas can handle more voice and data traffic. The network upgrades will make sending text messages, surfing the Web, sharing photos and downloading videos easier, faster and more reliable,” the carrier said.
Sprint’s 4G LTE network is available at the moment in no less than 32 metropolitan areas in the United States, and should reach 115 additional cities soon.