BEAVERTON, OR — Oregon Duck fans who want to share a celebration or highlight from their wireless devices will benefit from Verizon’s increased coverage. The company is deploying two temporary cell sites – or COWs – to Autzen Stadium for tonight’s game with the California Bears and throughout the 2011-12 football season.
A COW, or “cell on wheels,” 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; view high-quality videos and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.
History has proved wireless connectivity is in high demand during Oregon Ducks football games as fans use their mobile phone cameras and camcorders to take, send and post photos and clips from the stadium, and also access the web for scores and highlights from other games.
Verizon Wireless’ network investment in the state of Oregon now exceeds $562 million, including $60 million in 2010.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 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.