With less than three weeks between now and the Super Bowl, Sprint has put into action some enhancements to its 3G network in Indianapolis, this will help the network cope with the huge demand which 150,000 football fans will bring to the relatively small area in early February.
Sprint used Twitter to announce what measures its engineers have put in place, the tweet took you to the Sprint Newsroom and you can see a fully detailed press release for yourself here, in our article will tell you what Sprint users in Indianapolis should expect thanks to what has been implemented.
The press release states that the network is ready to deliver solid voice and data coverage during Super Bowl XLVI, apparently they have activated five COWs (Cells on Wheels) in Indianapolis, one of which is located at the University of Indianapolis NFC practice facility, another two are situated outside the Lucas Oil Stadium and the other two can be found in the Super Bowl Village. Lots of other improvements have also been made such as network capacity upgrades, iDEN site launches along with additional CDMA sites going live.
All these changes may sound complicated, but basically they all come together to ensure that if your using a Sprint device in Indianapolis during the Super Bowl weekend you should be able to make calls, send and receive text messages, access websites, use data-intensive apps and send and receive photos without running into problems. It’s nice to see a bit of forward thinking from Sprint, however we won’t know just how successful things will be until Sunday, 5 February 2012.
If you are a Sprint customer planning to travel to Indianapolis you should now be able to rest-assured knowing that your devices should be fully functional during this year’s Super Bowl, are you in Indianapolis right now? If so, have you noticed better Sprint 3G coverage?