Sprint is bringing 4G LTE to 279 underground subway stations in the NYC area, according to an announcement made this week. With the project set to be completed by 2017, these underground stations serve 6 millions riders per day, and any of those riders who use Sprint will be able to access their digital lives from under the streets during a commute.
Sprint’s deployment will include the use of 1.9GHz and 800MHz spectrum in each of the 279 stations, with select high-traffic stations to be outfitted with 2.5GHz to handle the load.
According to Sprint’s Scott Santi, Regional VP, the network began work on station deployment later than AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, but have since surpassed them in deployment.
I’m particularly proud of our local team because this project has been a bit of a comeback story. Since Sprint joined the effort later than the other carriers, we were initially behind in terms of number of stations deployed. But, in just over six months our team not only caught up to Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, we significantly surpassed them.
Will you be taking full advantage of this on your morning and evening commute?