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Verizon (VZ) Unveils Twin Mission-Critical Asset Prototypes

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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ - Free Report) recently introduced two new asset prototypes – Mobile Connectivity Agile Vehicle and Rapid Response Connectivity Unit – designed to facilitate the rapid establishment of communications capabilities in hostile environments and support public safety agencies. These assets are the latest addition to Verizon Frontline, equipped with cutting-edge network and technological capabilities and designed to address the diverse demands of first responders nationwide. Verizon frontline is regarded as pioneer in constructing advance network and technology for first responders and it possess decades of experience of working with public safety agencies.

Some places are hard to reach and deploying communication infrastructure in those areas is a substantial logistical issue. To mitigate this problem, Verizon developed Mobile Connectivity Agile Vehicle, enabling safety operators and first responders an opportunity to access these challenging locations. The modified vehicle has advanced communication features to ensure optimum voice and Internet services in critical environments.

Network connectivity and communication infrastructure often shut down during natural calamities like hurricanes and earthquakes. Verizon’s latest innovation provides greater portability and ensures enhanced productivity for public safety agents. The Rapid Response Connectivity Unit is designed to easily provide reliable network services in critical conditions at any altitude and climate. The system is based on a rugged motorize carriage, increasing durability and allowing it to operate in any terrain. The six-feet long, two-and-a-half-feet-wide unit is deployable by a single person within 15 minutes and is equipped with satellite connections, 4G Network and a cloud-managed router which significantly enhances the operating efficiency of the personnel.
Verizon is witnessing significant 5G adoption and fixed wireless broadband momentum. The telecom giant plans to accelerate the availability of its 5G Ultra-Wideband network nationwide. The company’s growth strategy includes 5G mobility, nationwide broadband and mobile edge compute and business solutions. Verizon is building the entire network infrastructure and ecosystem to provide customers with the most amazing 5G experience. It continues to deploy Home Internet service in select cities, where users can experience a maximum download speed of up to 1 Gbps. The company offers the best of LTE and 5G Ultra-Wideband facilities with the launch of On Site 5G — a transformative on-premises, private 5G network — for business enterprises. Verizon’s 5G mobility service offers an unmatched experience that impacts industries as diverse as public safety, health care, retail and sports.

The company holds more than 2,035 MHz spectrum with the acquisition of C-band spectrum — 294 MHz in Sub 6 GHz spectrum (low and mid-band) and 1,741 MHz of mmWave spectrum (high band). The low band spectrum (nationwide 700 MHz licenses and 850 MHz spectrum) continues to provide the best 4G LTE experience in the industry and supports nationwide 5G service, giving customers in more than 2,700 markets access to 5G. Verizon’s mmWave footprint delivers game-changing experiences for the densest parts of the network and offers highly predictable signal waves leading to greater efficiency and less interference for customers.

The stock has declined 26.4% in the past year compared with the industry’s decline of 14.9%.

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