Sprint is sprinting a little faster now in a handful of new, major U.S. markets. The company is debuting its 4G wireless service in Dallas, Chicago, Charlotte and a number of other North Carolina cities.
The company says its customers can enjoy a blazing fast wireless mobile broadband experience across those regions, no matter their location. Sprint’s 4G network delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. That is supposed to enable a large video download in seconds instead of minutes and make sharing of live events in real time much easier.
“Sprint continues to lead the charge in rolling out wireless 4G in cities across America and the momentum continues to build,” said Todd Rowley, vice president of Sprint 4G. “Our aggressive expansion of Sprint 4G will include many new devices and capabilities that create increased performance and productivity while enhancing personal lifestyles on the go.”
Sprint is also touting 4G’s benefits for businesses. Retailers can implement cost-effective wireless voice and data solutions for their outlets; real-estate agents can conduct virtual property tours; construction teams using 4G in the field can save valuable time by sharing schematics with engineers online; insurance companies can speed their claims management through real-time communication with on-site adjusters; and so on.
Sprint says 4G extends the Web experience to meet each person’s moment-to-moment mobile needs by using 4G data cards and routers and, in the future, laptop solutions and mobile phones that deliver rich content, larger file transfers, streaming video and low-latency remote access.