Sprint Corporation is following in the footsteps of rivals Verizon and AT&T by expanding its 4G LTE service. The company announced it will expand the service to 45 new markets, including Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
The expanded service in the New York market could help Sprint boost its customer base. Competitor Verizon is among the top companies in the New York City metro area dominating cellular towers and providing top-speed Internet service for home and business customers.
Earlier in 2013, Sprint expanded its service offerings in the Bronx and Brooklyn. The company previously expanded its 4G LTE service in other major U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles.
“Today’s announcement means that we are continuing our nationwide network enhancements, tower by tower, to provide even more Sprint customers the speed and power of Sprint 4G LTE,” Bob Azzi, senior vice president of networks at Sprint, said. “Our advanced equipment on the new 3G and 4G LTE network provides service you can count on with faster download speeds and also provides new, state-of-the-art, compact and energy-efficient multimodal equipment.”
Over the past several years, Sprint has been building its competitive edge to build its customer base and beat competitors. Among changes by the company over the past several years is the addition of the iPhone and more product offerings, including signal boosters for customers who have a hard time receiving a cell signal in their home or office.