Sprint has decided to give us an update on the rollout of its LTE network. The third largest wireless provider in the United States announced that its new LTE network will be coming to over 100 major cities around the US. Albeit, the carrier wasn’t specific as to when we can expect its high-speed 4G LTE service to light up. Wireless subscribers who reside in metropolitan areas like New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and many more, will have to wait to see LTE turned on “in the coming months.”
We have no idea when any of these cities will get the green light, but Sprint, in its announcement, assured folks that service may be activated in these cities ahead of an official announcement. This seems logical considering how the company did something similar with its first LTE launches earlier this year, and how it sneakily lit up Silicon Valley.
However, we’re not expecting to see an outbreak of LTE service going out nationwide anytime soon. It’s been clear for a while that Sprint’s big 4G LTE push is slated to flood airwaves in the next calendar year, with most if not all of its expansion to be finished by the end of 2013. This ambitious proclamation is due to the fact that company has put the wheels in motion to kill off its maligned iDEN network in June of 2013. So if you’re under contract with Sprint, now might be the time you want to pick yourself up an LTE-capable phone.