Investments expected to create more than 450 jobs, add 60 new retail locations, and expand network coverage and capacity throughout New England Region
BURLINGTON, Mass. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 07, 2017 - Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) plans to expand its presence and investment in the New England Region with the addition of more than 450 jobs and the opening of more than 60 new retail stores across the area over the next 18 months. Stores are slated to begin opening this summer throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Upstate New York. Residents interested in applying for open positions should visitwww.sprint.com/jobs.
The company has also made substantial network investments in markets such as Boston, Buffalo, N.Y., Northern Connecticut, Providence, R.I. and Rochester, N.Y. where more than 630 cell sites have been upgraded with the addition of 800 MHz, 2.5 GHz, LTE technology, HD Voice, and Carrier Aggregation. All of these upgrades have significantly improved the overall performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications throughout the Region, and at specific venues such as Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park. Additionally, Sprint added 2.5 LTE at the new ERA stadium in Buffalo for the Bills.
Sprint’s New England Region is headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and currently employs approximately 650 people across the area. Through its local presence, Sprint will continue to improve customer service, enhance the network, and make a difference across the region by collaborating with community organizations and finding ways to give back locally through programs like the 1MillionProject which helps to close the ‘homework gap’ for students in New England and across the country. In January, the company provided free mobile devices and wireless connectivity to 500 students at Brockton High School (Mass.) and 250 students in the Providence Public School District (Rhode Island).
“More stores, in more towns and cities across the region means we’ll be able to better serve our existing customers as well as attract new wireless customers,” said Gabriel Torres, Sprint President, for the New England Region. “We’re putting a stake in the ground with continued investment in this region so our customers can have both a great shopping experience and network experience.”
“We’ve been upgrading the network and deploying new technology on our cell sites across New England because Sprint customers in markets like Boston and Providence have increased their wireless data usage by more than 800 percent over the last five years,” said Mark Walker, Sprint Regional Vice President for Network. “The strong demand for wireless means we’ll continue to upgrade our network and deploy new technology across the region to increase capacity and coverage.”
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 59.7 million connections as of March 31, 2017 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. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint atwww.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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