Just a few days after allegedly adding its NYC market to the list of 2012 LTE rollout locations, Sprint has evidently begun planning to light up the Los Angeles Metro area by the end of 2012 as well.

Sprint's Los Angeles Metro market currently spans all of Los Angeles County, including Avalon and Santa Catalina. According to S4GRU, Orange County, North LA, Riverside/San Bernardino, San Diego, and Lower Central Valley are included in different markets, and are expected to deploy some time after Los Angeles.


S4GRU also notes that while converting the necessary sites to Network Vision standards will take over 8 months, individual sites will be activated on a monthly basis, meaning customers who purchase Sprint's first round of 4G LTE-enabled devices will still have a chance of enjoying enhanced data speeds.

Los Angeles brings the total number of planned rollout markets to twelve, though there's no way of knowing in what order the markets will deploy. Still, it seems the list keeps growing longer, which is exciting news for customers looking forward to utilizing the power of Sprint's 4G LTE network.


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  • WatcherFive

    Yep I knew it. Sprint is really going to surprise us all when it comes to the LTE rollout.

  • Chris Arellano

    San Bernardino/Riverside, and the Inland Empire in general ALWAYS gets overlooked and its absolutely crap that that happens. Its one of the most populous regions in all of california next to LA and one of the top populations in all of the US. Blah!

    • Donatom3

      Yeah but the population density isn't as high as LA and they're probably targetting business users in LA more. I'm in Orange County myself so hoping they bring some LTE down here. I got friends and coworkers on Verizon's LTE and it makes me want it more.

    • http://chrisbauer.org Chris Bauer

      "One of the most populous regions in all of California?" Sure, after LA as you mentioned, then the Bay Area, then San Diego, then Sacramento. Once those regions get LTE, then it makes sense to bring it to the Inland Empire (and to correspondingly complain if it doesn't).

  • Evan

    I'm hoping Des Moines, IA gets added to the list pretty soon, we are the richest per capita in the US capitals ;)

  • Andrew

    Made it into the yellow glob party

  • http://chrisbauer.org Chris Bauer

    Of course not San Diego. We don't even have WiMax. Freaking Sprint.

  • Kris Smith

    I'm ready to switch to the Big Red from Sprint. Even though Pittsburgh has had Wimax for awhile i don't get it 25 min from the city. It'll probably another 2-3 years till their LTE reaches me. I have an OG EVO and the whole time i haven't been able to use my 4g. Verizon's 4g LTE works fine in my area. Decisions are gonna be made soon. Just waiting to hear about Sprints Gnex and the GS3.

  • Chris

    please, please add Oxnard to it. =] its close enough to add some coverage!

  • Thomas

    Im still waiting to hear Las Vegas. Home of the CES. C'mon Sprint.

  • Sancho

    If I understand this rollout correctly the way they are upgrading their network anywhere where they have 3G coverage now will get LTE as well, the bigger question will be in-building coverage. So Inland Empire I'm sure it's coming your way probably not in 2012.

  • Nick

    Please add Santa Ana, Orange County