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Verizon Wireless Launches Wireless Technology Innovation Awards For Organizations In North Carolina

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May 22, 2012

Karen Schulz
Karen.Schulz@VerizonWireless.com  
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RALEIGH, NC — Verizon Wireless, which empowers customers with the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G LTE network and the largest and most reliable 3G network, has launched the Wireless Technology Innovation Awards. Sponsored by Cisco, Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent and Motorola, the award recognizes innovation at small to mid-sized organizations in North Carolina from the coast to the Triad. 

Businesses, non-profit groups and other institutions will be honored for their ingenuity by demonstrating their use of Verizon Wireless mobile technology to truly innovate operations and serve their customers. Whether organizations use the latest mobile devices like the 4G LTE Motorola RAZR Maxx, tablet devices like the Motorola Xyboard, or unique applications developed to run on Verizon’s equipment, Verizon is interested in learning how these products are helping businesses improve and deliver for their clients.

“With a portfolio of leading devices, network strength and the speed of 4G LTE, Verizon Wireless is able to give organizations in North Carolina a tremendous advantage in moving business forward,” said Verizon Wireless regional president Jerry Fountain. “The value and innovation that these organizations bring to our part of the country is overwhelming, and it is our privilege to recognize their efforts.”

Judging Criteria

Verizon business customers who participate will be required to share their initial workplace challenges and exhibit how Verizon solutions were implemented to address those hurdles in unique and innovative ways. Participants also will need to explain the benefits of the implemented solutions, as well as how using Verizon solutions has positively affected their business.

Two winners – one for organizations with up to 49 employees and one for organizations with 50 to 500 employees – will earn a $10,000 cash award from Verizon Wireless and receive recognition at an exclusive awards luncheon attended by local businesses, associations and civic leaders. These winners will also be featured in a Verizon ‘Put Your Business on the Map” video which will highlight the winner’s business, services and/or products and how they leverage wireless technology.

Entries for the “Wireless Technology Innovation Awards” are due by Aug. 31 and will be evaluated by Verizon Wireless executives and local business leaders. Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon on Oct. 25 at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information on the contest and to enter, visit the official Wireless Technology Innovation Awards Web site at www.vzwinnovationawards.com.

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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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