San Francisco — Sprint continues to expand its presence and investment in Northern California with plans to add more than 300 new jobs and 43 new retail locations throughout the area by the end of 2017. The new jobs will include a combination of retail, operations and technical experts. Currently, Sprint operates more than 170 branded retail locations throughout the Northern California region.
“We are making an aggressive push to expand on the local level,” says Suehyun Johan Chung, Sprint’s regional president for Northern California.
Of the 43 new store locations, Sprint has opened 13 new stores in the following locations — Antioch, Bakersfield, Castro Valley, Delano, Freedom, Fresno, Gilroy, Hayward, Manteca, Napa, Pittsburg and Reno (two stores) — with the remaining 30 stores in various stages of leasing and design.
Due to its vast spectrum holdings, Sprint is adding more network capacity in cities across the Northern California region, including rural locations. Sprint has used this spectrum to optimize and enhance coverage at the LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, the Four Seasons hotel in Palo Alto, and will soon complete upgrades at the Newpark Mall in Newark and the Southland Mall in Hayward.
“Total wireless data usage has grown, on average, more than 900% over the last 3 years throughout Northern California,” says Eamon O’Leary, regional vice president – Network at Sprint. “Over the last 5 years, Sprint has invested well over $860 million in our Northern California network.”
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