ST. LOUIS, MO — Verizon Wireless is bringing out its own pinch-hitter during the Cardinals’ 2012 season home opener to ensure that baseball fans in and around Busch Stadium won’t miss a call or have trouble sending others text, pictures or video highlights about the game.
The COLT (cell on light truck), or temporary cell site, enables Verizon Wireless to increase its network capacity, including 4G LTE, for voice and data transmissions during special events when increased network demand is expected. The COLT will add wireless voice and data capacity to the area while the Cardinals lineup against the rival Chicago Cubs.
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.
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