Sprint to bring new jobs, stores to Northeast over next 18 months

Sprint (NYSE:S) 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, the company said.

Stores are slated to begin opening this summer throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Upstate New York.

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.

Sprint 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; 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.