Sprint LTE trudges ahead to San Francisco, 21 other markets
The carrier, well off the pace set by Verizon and AT&T, says the deployment will happen "in the coming months."
Sprint Nextel is slowly making some progress on the 4G LTE front.
The carrier, which lags behind Verizon Wireless and AT&T with its LTE network,
The release of the LTE-enabled
"We're committed to providing improved 3G and 4G LTE as quickly as possible, and keeping our customers informed as to when and where they can experience the new network's superior performance and speed," said Bob Azzi, senior vice president of network operations for Sprint.
In contrast, Verizon, which began its deployment before the other major carriers, willcovered with its 4G LTE market. In contrast, Sprint has covered 24 markets so far.
Here's the list of cities that Sprint announced today:
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, Calif., Cape Coral-Ft Meyers, Fla., Dyersburg-Union City-Martin, Tenn., Emporia, Kan., Fort Wayne, Ind., Greenwood, Miss., Joplin, Mo., Kokomo, Ind., Lafayette/West Lafayette, Ind., Lexington Park, Md., Marion, Ind., Napa, Calif., Naples-Marco Island, Fla., Ottawa-Streator, Ill., Punta Gorda, Fla., Santa Rosa-Petaluma, Calif., Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., Sebring, Fla., South Bend-Mishawaka, Ind., Terre Haute, Ind., Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif., Warsaw, Ind.