At the foundation of Sprint 5G is Massive MIMO, a breakthrough technology that dramatically improves network capacity. Sprint generates the added capacity using our extensive spectrum assets and 64T64R (64 transmitters 64 receivers) 5G Massive MIMO radios.
Sprint is one of the only operators in the world with enough spectrum to operate LTE and 5G simultaneously on the same Massive MIMO radios. This unique and unmatched combination supports a feature called split-mode that enables Sprint to simultaneously deliver LTE Advanced and 5G New Radio (NR) service. Sprint’s 5G Massive MIMO radios are deployed on Sprint’s existing 4G cell sites, providing a nearly identical footprint for both 2.5 GHz LTE and 5G NR coverage.
Our mobile 5G network is being built to connect everything – people, places, and billions of things - to make the connected future a reality. 5G is a huge opportunity for businesses with the potential to change the way you work, collaborate, innovate and serve customers.
What can 5G do? 5G brings advancements in capacity, density, latency, coverage and speed.
The Internet of Everything - more users, more devices, faster speeds, new use cases and unmatched user experiences.
Sprint is deploying new technologies like Massive MIMO that will take advantage of and use all of our spectrum assets more intelligently. This new and innovative technology allows Sprint to improve user experience by optimizing for speed and capacity based on traffic and traffic type.
Connection reliability is as important as signal reach. 5G is being designed to connect a world with hundreds of thousands – even millions – more devices per square mile.
To make sure all of these things can stay connected to 5G, we’re going to need smaller antennas and cell sites that can live all over the city. We’ll also use new technologies like beamforming to bounce signal off walls, aim at and stay connected to specific devices.
We can get very close to what feels like real time, somewhere around 20-millisecond latency.
20- milliseconds is near the limit of human perception. It means you’ll have access to the information you need to make decisions instantaneously and will be enough to deliver countless new and innovative use cases for your business.
The coverage benefits 5G delivers will extend the power of the network to far more users, devices, IoT sensors and connected vehicles.
Leveraging our extensive spectrum assets, new and innovative technologies, smaller antennas with massive arrays and new intelligent beamforming techniques, Sprint will work tirelessly to extend and improve network coverage.
Speed changes everything! Faster networks deliver new possibilities that we can’t even imagine today.
If you’re used to 10Mbps, expect 10X or faster speeds. The explosion of IoT and new technologies will lead to the generation and consumption of enormous amounts of data at much faster data speeds.