Although Sprint has been playing catch up with its competitors in securing 4G LTE markets, internal documents imply that the mobile network may be further along in its quest than previously thought.
According to the technology news site TechnoBuffalo, which received the documents, it seems that Sprint's Network Vision campaign has been in progress in Akron, Ohio; Chicago; Fort Worth, Texas; Nashville; New York; Rialto, Calif.; and Stockton, Calif., since last year. This means that these markets could possibly be next on the list to get 4G LTE activation.
Verizon Wireless and AT&T are both well under way with their own LTE deployments. Verizon announced last month that it planned to have "at least 400 markets" equipped with 4G LTE by the end of the year (it currently has about 200 sites around the U.S.) and AT&T already covers all five New York boroughs and a total of 32 markets with 4G LTE.