Sprint to expand 4G LTE services in 2012

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced that customers in Dallas,
Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio are expected to be among the first to benefit
from 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.
Sprint customers can expect to enjoy ultra-fast data speeds, improved 3G voice
and data quality, and stronger in-building signal penetration providing a more
reliable wireless experience.


Whether a Sprint customer is on a smartphone streaming
video, browsing the Web with a mobile hotspot, or making a voice call to
someone across the country, everyone1 in the upgraded areas is
expected to benefit from the advanced 3G/4G LTE network.


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,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president,
Network, Sprint.


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 will notice immediate
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. As additional areas receive
3G enhancements and 4G LTE service, announcements will be made.


Another component of Sprint’s network strategy has been
the deployment of Sprint Direct Connect on the CDMA network. Sprint’s legacy in
push-to-talk leadership continues with new CDMA devices that launched in
September, 2011. More CDMA push-to-talk devices will be announced in the coming


Sprint has been an innovator with 4G since first
launching the technology in 2008. Sprint has launched more than 25 4G-enabled
smartphones, USB connection cards, notebook/netbook products, mobile hotspots
and routers. Sprint offers a proven, reliable 4G experience for millions of
customers compared to other national wireless carriers.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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