Earlier this week, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced plans to expand its presence in the New England region. Over the next eighteen months, the company will create more than 450 jobs and open more than 60 retail stores across the area. Several states will be targeted in the expansion. They include New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Simultaneously, the company has heavily invested in Boston, Buffalo, Northern Connecticut, Providence, and Rochester where 630 cell sites were upgraded.
These sites have been upgraded with new technologies, such as 800 MHz, 2.5 GHz, LTE technology, Carrier Aggregation and HD Voice. The upgrades will deliver improved performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications to consumers in the area. Users at certain venues, such as Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium, will notice the enhancements. The Buffalo Bills’ new ERA stadium in Buffalo was targeted with a new 2.5 LTE upgrade.
The New England region headquarters is located in Burlington, Massachusetts. It currently employs around 650 people across the area. Sprint plans to use its local presence to deliver improvements to its customer service and network, while also making a difference by collaborating with community organizations. The company works with the 1MillionProject and recently provided mobile devices and wireless connectivity to students at the Providence Public School District and Brockton High School. Those interested in applying for a job with Sprint can do so by visiting www.sprint.com/jobs.