|[January 22, 2013]
Verizon Wireless Network Ready for Super Bowl Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Super Dome
NEW ORLEANS --(Business Wire)--
The Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless network is ready for the tens of thousands of
football fans heading to the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome for Super Bowl
XLVII Feb. 3. Network technicians have been preparing for the past year
to ensure peak performance for hometown customers and visiting fans
during the festivities around, and during, the Super Bowl.
In anticipation of significantly elevated usage levels in voice and data
call volume in and around the Super Dome, Verizon Wireless (News - Alert) network teams
have enhanced coverage and increased capacity in and around the Dome, at
all Super Bowl-related venues, as well as all thoroughfares leading to
and from these locations.
The company already has a system in place at the site of Super Bowl
XLVII with a state-of-the-art distributed antenna system to support
large crowds. This system strengthens the already robust Verizon
Wireless 4G LTE (News - Alert) network in and around the Super Dome for the anticipated
surge in calls, text messages, picture and video messages, internet
connections and other wireless traffic during the biggest game in
professional sports in the US.
"We heavily invest in our network year round to make certain the Verizon
Wireless network remains superior, and to give all of our customers -
residents or visiting fans - the most access to our advanced services
and technologies," said Krista Bourne - president, Houston/Gulf Coast
Region, Verizon Wireless. "We are proud to play a role in the 10th
Super Bowl in the City of New Orleans, and offer our customers
uninterrupted service throughout the celebration."
Verizon Wireless has continued to ramp up its network around New
Orleans. In 2010 Verizon Wireless launched the world's first large-scale
4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in New Orleans. Since 2011, Verizon
Wireless has installed more than $70 million in network enhancements in
New Orleans and south Louisiana to further boost its high speeds and
strengthen coverage as part of a national network investment exceeding
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and
largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million
retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.
Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees
nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon
Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (News - Alert) (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For
more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and
high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the
Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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