Telecommunications services provider Sprint is planning to open 21 new retail stores in the Portland Metro and Washington in the US by the end of this year.

As part of the expansion, the retailer will open nine locations in the Portland Metro, where it already operates more than 64 branded retail locations.

In Washington, the company will add 12 new retail locations to its existing portfolio of more than 107 stores across the state.

“We are making an aggressive push to expand on the local level, making it easier for wireless shoppers to save with Sprint’s tremendous value for unlimited data, talk and text.”

The proposed locations will collectively create more than 130 jobs in roles such as retail, operations and technical experts.

Sprint Pacific North-West region president Annette Jacobs said: “We are making an aggressive push to expand on the local level, making it easier for wireless shoppers to save with Sprint’s tremendous value for unlimited data, talk and text.”

The company is carrying out a network improvement programme with recent voice capacity upgrades throughout Portland, Oregon.

It recently undertook LTE capacity/bandwidth upgrades along the I-5 corridor in southern Oregon from south of Cottage Grove to Grants Pass.

Sprint network regional vice-president Eamon O’Leary said: “Over the last five years, Sprint has invested well over $210m in our Oregon and South-West Washington network, taking advantage of our available spectrum to add speed and capacity, ensuring consumers are able to enjoy their experience now and in the future as the demand for data continues to grow.”


Image: Sprint is expanding in western Washington and Spokane by adding 12 new stores, creating more than 80 new jobs. Photo: courtesy of Sprint.