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How Sprint Managed to Have an Edge in Denver


Sep. 29 2016, Updated 11:05 a.m. ET

Sprint’s overall performance in Denver

In the previous part of this series, we discussed the network performances of the top four US wireless carriers according to the 1H16 RootScore Report. In the next three parts of the series, we’ll look at Sprint’s network performance in the markets of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Cincinnati, based on the 2H16 RootScore report.

Let’s start with Denver, Colorado. Sprint (S) has shared the top spot in Denver for overall network performance for the third consecutive time.

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Sprint’s network performance

Based on the 2H16 RootScore report for Denver, Sprint shared the top spot along with Verizon (VZ) for all parameters—overall performance, speed, data, call performance, and text network performance. The top spot in network reliability was won by Verizon.

In the 1H16 RootScore report for Denver, Sprint shared the top spot in overall network performance with Verizon and AT&T (T), while T-Mobile (TMUS) came in fourth.

The rate of dropped calls for AT&T and T-Mobile increased from 0.5% to 1.6% and 1.1% to 3.5%, respectively, in 2H16 from 1H16. Zero blocked calls were recorded on the Sprint and Verizon networks in 2H16.

Recently, Sprint successfully completed a 2.5 GHz Distributed Antenna System overlay at Denver International Airport. This overlay is expected to help the airport’s passengers by offering improved mobile data service via broader network coverage.

Continue to the next part for a look at the latest RootScore results from Colorado Springs in 2H16.


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