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Press Release -- May 22nd, 2019
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint and Airspan Win SCF 2019 Small Cell Award for Excellence in Commercial Deployment

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) with Airspan is honored to receive the 2019 Small Cell Award for Excellence in Commercial Deployment from the Small Cell Forum (SCF).

The Small Cell Awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the very best in industry innovation and commercial excellence. The Excellence in Commercial Deployment award recognizes Sprint for improving its customers’ network experience with the deployment of nearly 20,000 AirStrand small cells from Airspan.

The AirStrand strand-mount small cell delivers up to 16 times faster download speeds than before to Sprint customers in targeted locations. Sprint is rapidly deploying these compact small cells on existing cable infrastructure, virtually eliminating many of the zoning and permitting restrictions and delays associated with traditional small cells.

“Our innovative strand-mount small cell deployment has been incredibly successful,” said Scott Santi, Senior Vice President of Network Engineering and Deployment at Sprint. “By installing small cells on existing aerial cables, we can rapidly increase coverage and capacity to give our customers an even better data experience on a network that’s built for unlimited.”

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About Sprint:
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.5 million connections as of March 31, 2019 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching a 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and


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