Forging the future at Mobile World Congress.

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Today on Up To Speed: Fiber optics and functionality at Corning and the phenomenal Pixel 4.

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Tune in tomorrow for 3Q Earnings webcast.

Hans and the leadership team will host the 3Q Earnings webcast tomorrow live from the 5G First Responder Lab in Washington D.C. The webcast will take a look at Verizon’s performance over the last quarter, and Hans will take questions from employees. Don’t forget to tune in live on the web at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT, and a replay of the webcast will be available as well. 

5G Home Internet touches down in the Windy City.

In Chicago, customers now can connect to internet of a different kind with Verizon’s 5G Home Internet. “With flexibility, freedom and choice that enables a whole new world of experiences, 5G Home Internet is truly the future of home connectivity,” said Brian Higgins, VP of Device and Consumer Product Marketing. The low latency, wide bandwidth, and next-generation download speeds make 5G Home Internet the perfect choice for gamers, and for families with a lot of people who like to stream. The 5G Home Internet router also comes with Amazon Alexa built-in, making it one of the smartest routers yet. You can read more about 5G in Chicago right here.

Pixel 4 hits store shelves today.

The new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are available today in stores and on With new Quick Gestures, Google Assistant, and an incredible new camera, it’s one of the most exciting Pixels yet, and it’s available in different colors. Check out the Verizon store online to see more.

Verizon announces Corning and SAP partnerships at MWC.

In Los Angeles, Verizon announced two exciting new partnerships at Mobile World Congress Americas with the software company, SAP, and fiber optic developers, Corning. Verizon shared the news that its 5G Ultra Wideband is now live at Corning’s factory in Hickory, NC, where it will help enable the future of innovation and fiber optic technology. Corning expects Verizon 5G to help them improve their manufacturing process, and enhance their potential for using machine learning. You can check out a video about Verizon 5G at Corning’s factory right here. 

SAP and Verizon are now working together to improve data processing and create new IoT analytic solutions. Citing the strength of Verizon’s new 5G network technology, Eric Stine, Chief Customer Innovation Officer for SAP North America, said “SAP and Verizon are uniquely positioned to drive a new class of data analytics, management and services at scale to help the world’s great companies create amazing customer experiences.” To read more about the SAP partnership, click here. 

Check out Tami Erwin’s keynote at MWC where she talked more about our work with Corning.


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