KANSAS CITY, MO — Verizon Wireless is bringing out its own pinch-hitter to ensure that baseball fans attending the big game on July 10, as well as those attending related events July 6-10, won’t miss a call or have trouble sending texts, pictures or video highlights.
The nation’s largest wireless provider has deployed a Cell on Light Truck (COLT) in the area, a temporary cell site that enables Verizon Wireless to increase its 4G LTE network capacity for voice and data transmissions during special events when increased network demand is expected. History has proved wireless connectivity is in high demand during high profile sporting events as fans use their mobile devices to take, send and post photos and clips from the stadium, and also access the web for scores and highlights from other games.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
The ability to meet or exceed network demand, even on a short-term basis, is part of the company’s commitment to stay ahead of the growing need for Verizon Wireless’ voice and data services. Since the company was formed in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $556 million on improvements to its network in Missouri.
About Verizon Wireless
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.