Sprint’s 4G LTE network was activated in 15 markets in mid-July, but the carrier has yet to flip the switch on larger markets across the nation. However, residents of areas in the Silicon Valley recently found that the carrier’s 4G LTE network is showing signs of life south of the San Francisco Bay Area.
According to tipsters speaking with AndroidPolice, the network is apparently up and running in Palo Alto and Mountain View. Members of the S4GRU forums also reported 4G LTE speeds in Sunnyvale and Cupertino. SpeedTest results currently range between 13Mbps down and 8Mbps up, which is a large throughput increase over the carrier’s 4G WiMAX network. AndroidPolice said that the carrier’s network doesn’t appear to be live in San Francisco, yet.
Sprint recently said it’s on schedule to finish its next-generation network roll-out by the end of 2013. Please let us know if you’re seeing the increased speeds in the aforementioned areas.