US-based communications services company Sprint is planning to expand its footprint in southernCalifornia, with the addition of 78 new stores by the end of the year.
The expansion is expected to create more than 550 new jobs, including retail, operations and technical experts.
Sprint southern California regional president Kevin Kunkel said: “This retail expansion is a big part of our local approach that delivers a world-class experience to our customers, making it easier to take advantage of Sprint’s industry-leading value for unlimited data, talk and text, inviting every wireless shopper throughout Southern California to save with Sprint.”
The company is also engaged in improving its network coverage, with recent network upgrades to the LA Metro system and shopping malls such as Ontario Mills, Galleria at South Bay-Redondo, Palm Desert Mall and Bonita Plaza.
Sprint Network regional vice-president Eamon O’Leary said: “Total wireless data usage has grown, on average, more than 500% over the last three years throughout southern California.
“Over the last five years, Sprint has invested well over $1bn in our southern California 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.”
The company currently operates a network of more than 300 branded retail locations throughout southern California, with a workforce of more than 1,400 employees.
Image: Sprint plans to add more than 550 new jobs and 78 new retail locations in southern California. Photo: courtesy of Sprint.