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December |
2019
Network Innovations
First in world to offer 5G network edge computing

Verizon will use AWS Wavelength to provide developers the ability to deploy applications that require ultra-low latency to mobile devices using 5G.

December |
2019
New Products & Services
5G Ultra Wideband launched in 14 NFL Stadiums

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network has the potential to provide other benefits to these stadiums beyond enhancing the NFL fan experience.

December |
2019
New Products & Services
5G Ultra Wideband available in 31 cities

In 2019, Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service was launched in 31 US cities, 15 NFL stadiums and four indoor arenas. 

October |
2019
Network Innovations
Co-innovation to create factory of future

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is live at Corning’s Hickory, NC factory where the companies are working together to build the 5G factory of the future.

October |
2019
New Products & Services
Verizon 5G Home Internet launches in Chicago

5G Home Internet expands to Chicago, making it the fifth city to enjoy the wireless broadband 5G service. 

July |
2019
Network Innovations
5G launches in DC, Atlanta, Detroit & Indianapolis

Verizon continues to lead the world in 5G deployment. It was the first in the world to offer commercial 5G service, with the launch of 5G Home, and the first company in the world to offer customers a commercially-available 5G network

July |
2019
Corporate
Plans for new tech hub unveiled

The amenity-rich San Jose Coleman Highline Campus will be part of a larger mixed use development with hotel, retail and housing, as well as other spaces centered on communal gatherings and collaboration. 

July |
2019
Network Innovations
First to introduce container based technology

In a live trial, Verizon and Ericsson showcase the first container- based wireless EPC (Evolved Packet Core) technology deployment in a live network in the world. 

July |
2019
New Products & Services
First-of-its-kind network optimization solution

Verizon launches Virtual Network Services (VNS) – Wide Area Network (WAN) Optimization with ONEx, a first-of-its-kind network optimization solution boosts global enterprise data transmission. 

June |
2019
New Products & Services
Yahoo launches premium service for investors

Verizon Media’s leading business and financial news site launches its subscription offering for retail investors, Yahoo Finance Premium.

June |
2019
Network Innovations
5G Ultra Wideband launches in Denver & Providence

Businesses and consumers in those cities access Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network with one of four 5G-enabled smartphones. 

June |
2019
New Products & Services
Verizon offers Samsung’s 1st US 5G smartphone

In addition to offering Samsung’s 1st smartphone in the US, businesses and consumers in 20+ cities will be able to access Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service.  

April |
2019
Network Innovations
First to 5G in Chicago and Minneapolis

In another 5G first, Verizon turns on its 5G Ultra Wideband network in select areas of Minneapolis and Chicago on April 3, providing the world’s first commercial 5G mobile service with a 5G-enabled smartphone.

April |
2019
Corporate
Verizon pledges to go carbon neutral

Verizon announces that the company will go carbon neutral by 2035, further strengthening its commitment to sustainability months after the launch of its $1 billion Green Bond.

April |
2019
New Products & Services
The first smartphone plan for kids

Verizon introduces Just Kids, the first plan from a major wireless provider designed to meet the needs of both parents and kids. Kids can get the smartphone they’ve been clamoring for while parental controls help give parents peace of mind.

April |
2019
Corporate
Launch of the Built on 5G Challenge

Verizon kicks off a nationwide search for innovative products, services and applications that will bring the true power of 5G to life. Winning teams will share over $1 million in prizes.

April |
2019
Corporate
Verizon to make San Diego a connected city

Verizon and the City of San Diego announce a multi-million-dollar agreement that will accelerate the deployment of small cells to enhance wireless capacity and services. The agreement also lays the groundwork for future 5G technology.

April |
2019
Network Innovations
5G coming to 20 more US cities

Verizon unveils the names of 20 more U.S. cities that will get 5G Ultra Wideband service in 2019. From Atlanta to San Diego and Detroit to Dallas, customers in select areas of these cities will be able to experience incredible 5G speeds.

April |
2019
New Products & Services
Yahoo announces the world’s first XR aggregator

The Yahoo News XR Partner program will transform Yahoo News into the world’s first and largest aggregator of premium content and immersive journalism. Yahoo News will distribute, measure and monetize XR content created through the program.

April |
2019
Network Innovations
First to 5G in the world

Customers in Chicago and. Minneapolis are first in the world to get 5G-enabled smartphones connected to a 5G network

March |
2019
New Products & Services
First to bring 5G to first responders

Verizon announces the 5G First Responder Lab, a first-of-its-kind innovation incubator to help companies develop, test and refine 5G solutions for public safety applications.

March |
2019
Mergers & Acquisitions
Verizon acquires ProtectWise Inc

Verizon closed its acquisition of ProtectWise, Inc., which provides cloud-delivered Network Detection and Response.

February |
2019
Corporate
A $1 billion commitment to a greener future

Verizon closes on the industry's first Green Bond. Net proceeds of the $1 billion offering will fund green investments in categories such as renewable energy, green buildings and sustainable water management.

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