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Verizon Wireless Keeps Rockfest Concertgoers Connected

Verizon Wireless deploys a cell on light truck (COLT) to Rockfest music festival for increased network capacity

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May 6, 2012

Brenda Hill
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Amanda Clark
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KANSAS CITY, MO — Rockfest concertgoers who want to share their experiences on their wireless devices will benefit from Verizon Wireless’ increased capacity during the event. Verizon Wireless will deploy a cell on light truck (COLT) to the Liberty Memorial in downtown Kansas City, Mo., for the annual one-day rock music festival on Saturday, May 12.

 

A COLT is a fully functional, mobile cell site that enhances wireless capacity in a given area, thereby enabling thousands of extra customers in the area to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive emails and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; and view high-quality videos, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

 

Not only can a COLT enhance service surrounding large-scale entertainment and cultural events, it can also be used in times of disaster. Verizon Wireless’ COLTs can be rolled into hard-hit locations or areas that temporarily need extra network capacity, such as Harveyville, Kan., after February’s tornado disaster.

 

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone  (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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