[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio are expected to be among the first get 4G LTE and improved 3G coverage in the first half of 2012.

The launch of these metropolitan areas marks the next step in the company’s overall network strategy, also known as ‘Network Vision’, says Sprint.

Bob Azzi (Senior vice president, Network, Sprint): Within the first half of 2012, Sprint customers should experience first-hand the wide-reaching improvements we have made in terms of boosting voice and data quality.

Sprint’s ‘Network Vision’ platform involves the deployment of multimode base stations across many of Sprint’s cell sites throughout the country. As base stations are deployed, customers are expected to notice improvements in voice quality, signal density and data speeds. The first completed deployment of a multimode base station was in Branchburg, N.J., in December 2011.