Verizon: 5G Ultra Wideband Rolls Out In A Few Arenas

By Amit Chowdhry ● October 19, 2019
  • Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service is now live in Talking Stick Resort Arena, Chase Center, and Pepsi Center. And it will be added to more areas soon.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service has gone live in Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Chase Center in San Francisco, and Pepsi Center in Denver. And Madison Square Garden and more arenas will be coming soon. The Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service will be live in 10 arenas by the end of the 2019-2020 season. 

These arenas bring in millions of basketball fans, hockey fans, and concert-goers every year. And for those connected to it on a 5G device, Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G mobility service is able to provide the bandwidth for fans to access the content they want during events. Plus, the venues, teams, vendors and other businesses that call these arenas could use 5G mobility services to provide a differentiated experience for spectators and participants alike. 

“Verizon is leading in 5G development and is transforming how entire industries operate ranging from entertainment to manufacturing,” said Heidi Hemmer, Vice President of Technology at Verizon. “Having this next-generation technology in large venues like arenas should not only enhance the game-day experience for sports fans but provide greater bandwidth for concert-goers, visitors or businesses working inside the venue.”

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The indoor arena deployment of 5G is part of Verizon’s overall strategy to bring the latest in network technology to major venues.

Verizon’s 5G is able to provide immersive mobile experiences using artificial reality and virtual reality at events where fans are gathered. And this news follows Verizon’s announcement last month that Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service is now live in 13 NFL stadiums. 

Recently, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg was interviewed by Yahoo! Finance where he said that 5G will “transform the world.” In the interview, Vestberg also said that Verizon has 3 main business cases for 5G, including the main consumer use case (including 5G smartphones), in-home 5G, and edge-computing 5G.

“I think we are going to see an extraordinary impact of 5G in the next couple of years here,” Vestberg explained via Yahoo! Finance.

5G is considered the next generation of cellular wireless technology. And it is designed to provide high-bandwidth and low latency connectivity. In some cases, 5G is 100 times faster than the current 4G LTE connections that consumers use now. By the end of 2019, Verizon plans to launch its 5G network in 30 cities.

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