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September |
2020
Mergers & Acquisitions
Verizon to acquire TracFone Wireless, Inc.

Verizon enters into an agreement with America Movil to acquire TracFone Wireless, Inc., the leading U.S. pre-paid and value mobile provider.

September |
2020
Corporate
Verizon prices second green bond

Verizon’s second green bond affirms its commitment to take responsibility for protecting the environment. Verizon remains the only U.S. telecommunications company to have completed a Green Bond.

August |
2020
Network Innovations
First U.S. wireless network to secure 5G global ro

The successful trials for voice, data and text messaging were conducted on the live production 5G network in South Korea with a prototype device using dual frequencies.

August |
2020
New Products & Services
Partnership with Airtel brings BlueJeans to India

Bharti Airtel Ltd. (“Airtel”), India’s largest integrated telecom company, and Verizon announced a strategic alliance to bring secure, world-class video conferencing solutions to businesses in India.

August |
2020
Network Innovations
First end-to-end fully virtualized 5G data session

This milestone paves the way for wide-scale mobile edge computing and network slicing, and will enable Verizon to rapidly respond to customers’ varied latency and computing needs.

August |
2020
Network Innovations
5G Future Forum releases technical specs for 5g ME

The specifications will be a major step forward in enabling global interoperability for 5G and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) deployment to deliver efficient and innovative services to end customers.

July |
2020
History of Giving
Responsible business plan ‘Citizen Verizon“ launch

Verizon’s plan to drive economic, environmental and social progress by expanding digital access, protecting the climate, and preparing people for the jobs of the future

July |
2020
Corporate
Most awarded brand by JD Power

Verizon has been named the most awarded wireless company for network quality by J.D. Power 25 consecutive times

July |
2020
Network Innovations
MCAS Miramar is the first U.S. military base to te

MCAS Miramar will act as a 5G “living lab,” facilitating collaboration between the Department of Defense and commercial partners.

July |
2020
New Products & Services
Verizon expands home Internet options to customers

TE Home Internet initial launch includes Savannah, GA; Springfield, MO and Tri Cities, TN/VA/KY

June |
2020
Corporate
Verizon commits $10 million to social justice

In response to the protests and events that unfolded in 2020, the Verizon Foundation committed $10 million to social justice organizations.

June |
2020
Network Innovations
Verizon launches first 5G enabled Laptop

Verizon launched the world’s first 5G Ultra-Wideband laptop — the new Lenovo Flex 5G

June |
2020
Corporate
Verizon signs the Climate Pledge

Verizon committed to meeting the Paris Agreement 10 years early to become carbon neutral by 2035.

May |
2020
Network Innovations
Verizon creates 5G Virtual Lab

Verizon evolved the Lab environment into a virtual space to accelerate the collaboration needed to use 5G during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

April |
2020
New Products & Services
Verizon enters into agreement to acquire BlueJeans

The acquisition of this trusted enterprise-grade video conferencing and event platform, expands Verizon's immersive unified communications portfolio

March |
2020
Corporate
Verizon prepared to serve customers during COVID-1

Verizon works with customers impacted by COVID-19 to provide the best financial options.

March |
2020
New Products & Services
Yahoo & Verizon join forces to launch Yahoo Mobile

Yahoo unveiled its first-ever unlimited phone plan to bring a new, personalized Yahoo experience to the market.

February |
2020
Network Innovations
Verizon & Emory light up first 5G healthcare lab

Verizon and Emory Healthcare have entered into a strategic partnership to develop and test 5G Ultra Wideband-enabled use cases that could transform the healthcare industry.

February |
2020
Corporate
Verizon issues first Green Bond Report

Allocating nearly $500M in first green bond report. In February 2019, Verizon became the first U.S. telecom company to issue a green bond.

January |
2020
Corporate
Verizon reaffirms carbon neutrality pledge

Verizon CEO, Hans Vestberg, while at the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place in Davos, Switzerland, reaffirmed Verizon’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2035.

January |
2020
Network Innovations
Verizon powers first 5G Super Bowl

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network will be accessible around the airports and in parts of Downtown, Miami’s Bayfront Park, and Hard Rock Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LIV.

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