Sprint has unveiled the Magic Box – world’s first wireless small cell that instantly improves download and upload speeds indoors. The new plug-and-play LTE unit is aimed at business and regular customers and can easily densify data coverage and speeds while surfing videos or using online apps and services. It’s free from rental costs and can be set-up instantly, just by placing the shoe sized unit near a window and plugging it into a power outlet.
Sprint Magic Box Boosts Download Speeds By Up To 200%
The Sprint Magic Box instantly connects to a nearby Sprint cell site using its dedicated 2.5 Ghz spectrum and improves the network strength almost instantaneously, increasing average download and upload speeds by almost 200%.
But, improved data throttling is not the only things that you’re getting with the Sprint Magic Box. The device carries a massive coverage area of up to 30,000 square feet and can easily densify Sprint’s network strength in your entire office building – giving your colleagues and friends benefits of prolific download and upload speeds. The coverage also extends up to 100 meters outside the building, allowing a better surfing experience even to your neighbours and those on the streets.
Sprint Magic Box deployment has already begun in several cities across the US such as Denver, San Francisco, Indianapolis, New York, Chicago, and Houston. Interested users can visit the official Sprint Magic Box website to check its availability in their area and pre-order a unit.
“Sprint Magic Box is going to quickly transform our network, and it is key to delivering an amazing experience to customers today as we build the kind of dense urban infrastructures needed for 5G,” said Dr John Saw, Sprint CTO. “By leveraging our deep spectrum trove, Sprint has the ability to blanket its network with an all-wireless small cell that delivers this kind of dramatic performance boost with zero backhauls, permitting, and engineering costs,” he added.
In the past three months, downloads speeds across these markets have improved significantly as Sprint has initiated its network densification campaign with technologies such as Sprint Magic Box, outdoor small cells, three-channel carrier aggregation, and High-Performance User Equipment (HPUE) smartphones. These breakthrough technologies are laying the groundwork for densifying Sprint’s LTE Plus network quickly and cost-effectively across the nation. They are improving data speeds and making the network future ready by building a strong foundation for 5G – the next upgrade for the internet-savvy generation.
Sprint also plans on leveraging a multitude of advanced technologies including four-channel carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, 4×4 MIMO (multiple-input, multiple outputs) and Massive MIMO to further enhance the capacity and coverage of its 2.5 GHz TDD-LTE spectrum.