C Spire expanding coverage with latest boost in wireless 4G LTE+ network performance

More low-band spectrum availability will help deliver better mobile experience for customers across footprint

Jan 05, 2016, 08:00 ET from C Spire

RIDGELAND, Miss., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire, whose wireless unit is one of the nation's leading mobile service providers, announced today that it has begun deploying more low-band spectrum throughout much of its 4G LTE+ network to help boost speeds and provide better overall coverage for consumers.

The telecom and technology services company, which operates the nation's largest privately held wireless communications unit, is adding  700 MHz and 850 MHz low-band spectrum to more than 500 existing cell sites over the next nine months, which will help improve coverage over longer distances and inside offices, commercial buildings and homes.

Much of the company's service area includes large swaths of undeveloped rural areas with lower population density – so the use of low-band spectrum will help C Spire deliver on its speed and coverage promise, said Chief Technology Officer Stephen Bye.  A typical cell site that uses low-band spectrum can cover a much broader geographic area than multiple sites using mid-band spectrum, he said.

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C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class customer service and a superior comprehensive suite of customer-inspired wireless communications, high-speed Internet access and a range of other telecommunications products and services to consumers and businesses with a personal focus.  This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.

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