Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) has announced various changes from leadership changes to a donation aimed at keeping young users connected.
The company has announced that it has selected Ismat Aziz to take up the leadership role in its human resources department. Aziz is one of the highly acclaimed human resources veterans which are part of the reason the Sprint thought she would be a good fit for the part. Sprint CEO, Marcelo Claure stated that Aziz will be a great addition to the already impressive team at the company. She has a lot of experience to offer as the firm especially during its transformative phases.
Sprint has also announced a donation of products and services worth $1 million which will be used to make sure that the young adults in Oakland enjoy the services that the firm has to offer. The donation will be used to create education and employment opportunities for 500 youths in Oakland. The donation will be part of the company’s ConnectedED program. Sprint will install 500 LTE mobile hotspot devices in Oakland and each of the devices will have four years of service. The firm believes that this initiative will of significant help to the youth.
Also in the list of announcements is the opening of the company’s new Great Plains Region headquarters. The new offices are located in Edina, Minnesota and will cover more than 100 of Sprint’s retail stores in the region. It is also part of the company’s recently announced changes to divide the firm’s operations across 18 regions in the country.
Sprint has also teamed up with Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to sell prepaid TV and cable services, thus taking up a business model that is widely adopted by mobile telecommunication firms. The two will initially launch the pay-as-you-go services in Indiana, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan. Both companies also plan to expand the prepaid services in more areas before the end of 2017. It will be an opportunity for Sprint to expand its scope of services.