Sprint introduces all-wireless small cell

Sprint (NYSE: S) has unveiled the Sprint Magic Box, the world´s first all-wireless small cell, the company said.

Sprint Magic Box is a revolutionary new plug-and-play LTE small cell for businesses and consumers that improves data coverage and increases download and upload speeds on average by 200 percent, the company claimed.

The breakthrough new technology allows Sprint to vquickly and cost-effectively densify its nationwide LTE Plus network, and provide an improved experience for its customers.

The Sprint Magic Box is an indoor, self-configuring small cell, about the size of a shoebox, that´s easy for customers to install. It requires no implementation, labor, or rental costs that are a hurdle for many traditional small cell deployments. The unit is simply placed near a window and plugged into a power outlet.

Sprint Magic Box connects to a nearby Sprint cell site and within minutes is up and running. Customers immediately have a better experience inside their businesses and homes while streaming videos, surfing the web, and using their favorite online apps and services.

Sprint designed the Sprint Magic Box so that customers in surrounding areas will also enjoy the benefits of the locally installed unit. One Sprint Magic Box provides average coverage of 30,000 square feet indoors and can benefit adjacent Sprint customers inside the building. The signal can also extend coverage 100 meters outside a building, benefitting Sprint customers in nearby buildings and improving street–level network performance.

Sprint Magic Box is free to use for qualifying businesses and consumers.

Sprint is a communications services company that serves 59.7 million connections as of Mar. 31, 2017.