Investments expected to create more than 250 jobs for residents throughout South Florida, add 15+ new retail locations, and expand network coverage and capacity
MIAMI (BUSINESS WIRE), May 09, 2017 - Sprint (NYSE:S) continues to expand its presence and investment in Florida with plans to add more than 250 jobs and open more than 15 new retail stores in South Florida by the end of 2018. The available jobs will include a combination of retail, operations, and marketing. Stores are slated to open this year throughout Miami, Broward and West Palm Beach areas. Residents interested in applying for open positions should visit www.sprint.com/jobs.
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Sprint has also launched a new wireless store experience with dedicated retail teams called Sprint Express, in Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Sprint Express is designed to expand the company’s retail distribution presence, as well as better reach and serve consumers in local communities. Consumers will find Sprint Express’s temporary pop-ups at grocery stores, concerts, and special events in Miami, Orlando and Tampa.
“We started this journey a year ago with the announcement of a new localized approach to bring us closer to consumers, businesses, and an experienced workforce here in Miami,” said Claudio Hidalgo, Sprint President, Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Region. “Sprint’s new stores, jobs and infrastructure investment not only underscores our desire to provide the best overall experience for our customers, but also our growing commitment to this region. As we look ahead, we’re excited about the impact we’ll make in South Florida.”
The company has also made substantial network investments where more than 500 cell sites in the market have been upgraded with the addition of 800 MHz, 2.5 GHz, LTE technology, HD Voice, and Carrier Aggregation. Sprint has also begun a limited deployment of small cell technology in market. In addition, the company recently launched HPUE (High Performance User Equipment), a new innovation that can extend Sprint’s 2.5 GHz coverage by up to 30 percent, including indoors, on capable devices. All of these upgrades have significantly improved the overall performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications in areas throughout the tri-county area, and at specific venues such as the Miami Beach Convention Center.
“Sprint’s customers in Miami have a strong demand for wireless data which is why their data usage has increased more than 650 percent over the last five years,” said Mike Hennigan, Sprint Regional Vice President for Network. “As a result, we’ve been deploying some of the most advanced technologies in wireless across this market. We’ll continue to aggressively upgrade our network in Florida to provide our customers with the best network experience.”
In 2016, Sprint chose the West Miami Area as its Florida/Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Regional headquarters in the outskirts of thriving Doral, FL. Last month, it relocated its office to another location in Doral and will hold a ribbon cutting with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce on May 10th.
"The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is thrilled with Sprint’s commitment to South Florida and Greater Miami. Its local corporate presence, investment in our community, and participation in the Chamber and its programs position Sprint as an ideal member-partner,” said Alfred Sanchez, president/CEO of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
In South Florida, Sprint currently employs close to 500 people and was recently recognized as a Sun-Sentinel Top Workplace. Through its local presence, Sprint will continue to work to improve customer service, enhance the network, and make a difference in Miami 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 South Florida and across the country.
- Learn more about Sprint in Miami
- Read more about Claudio Hidalgo, Sprint President, Florida, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands
- Connect with Sprint in: Florida and the East Area
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 at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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