Sprint’s New Cell Sites Hit Network Coverage Out of the Park in Downtown Detroit

Significant Network Enhancements Part of Sprint’s Overall Investment
in Michigan

DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$S #Detroit–Over the past year, Sprint (NYSE: S) has worked to quietly make
extensive network upgrades in Detroit’s downtown area to improve the fan
experience. The company recently implemented dozens of new small cell
sites throughout the area to expand coverage and increase network
capacity. In other words, local Sprint wireless customers now can make
the most of game days, sending photos and streaming video during times
of peak network usage.

In addition to deploying some of the most advanced technologies in
wireless, Sprint is focused on expanding and fine-tuning the network in
Detroit. In the past year, the company added new cell sites, increased
its coverage and capacity, and systematically optimized each cell site
to maximize performance. Sprint also improved service and upgraded the
wireless systems at Comerica Park, MGM Grand, Ford Field, Cobo Hall, and
at the Detroit Athletic Club.

“Just like the city of Detroit, Sprint is the comeback kid in wireless,”
said Scott Santi, Sprint Vice President for Network. “The greater
downtown area is seeing an incredible revitalization and Sprint has
rebuilt its network and continues to grow right alongside of the city.
We believe in Detroit and our network investment is our commitment to
keep pace with consumers’ increasing need for reliability, speed and
overall better coverage.”

Sprint has invested hundreds of millions of dollars over the last five
years improving Detroit’s wireless network. Within the next six months,
Sprint has plans to continue adding hundreds of new cell sites in
Detroit and across Southeast Michigan.

About Sprint:

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more
and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about
most. Sprint served 59.5 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2016 and is
widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative
technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national
carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including
Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant
national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier
1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You
can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
or www.facebook.com/sprint
and www.twitter.com/sprint.


Roni Singleton, 404-649-8354