Sprints expands investments in Florida

Sprint 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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