Sprint has announced that its 4G LTE network will be launching on July 15th.
The carrier finally confirmed a solid date for the high-speed network’s launch in its five initial cities which include Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio. All six cities will see the network go live on that date and those that have purchased Sprint’s 4G LTE devices like the HTC EVO 4G LTE and Samsung Galaxy Nexus will finally be able to access the carrier’s 4G LTE network.
Sprint had previously said that it would be launching its 4G LTE network in the middle part of 2012 and it has lived up to that promise.
This has been a long time coming for Sprint 4G LTE device owners. Sprint’s 4G LTE network is going to allow supported devices to pull down data speeds that are 10 times faster than those found on typical 4G LTE.
An example of those speeds can be seen in the video below, depicting a 4G LTE iPad on AT&T against a 4G LTE iPad on Verizon.
This means that devices like the HTC EVO 4G LTE, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper 4G LTE will finally be able to be used as they were intended to be used when Sprint released them weeks ago.
Once Sprint 4G LTE goes live, it will service over a million customers in the United States. The carrier promises more roll outs throughout 2012 so we expect to see more cities lit up with 4G LTE service in the near future.