INDIANAPOLIS, July 29, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Verizon Wireless has spent $14.5 million in the past 18 months to boost capacity of its data network in Indiana, improving the speed and performance of its advanced 3G high-speed wireless network. This investment reflects just a portion of the company’s overall multi-million dollar expenditure to improve the quality of both its voice and data network.
The recently completed project covered installation of performance-based equipment on more than 150 cell sites across Indiana, which doubled capacity for Hoosier communities and enables Verizon Wireless to continue staying ahead of its customers’ increasing demands for fast and secure wireless data services.
In the first quarter of this year alone, Verizon Wireless’ data revenues were up 56.2 percent over last year.
According to wireless trade group CTIA, American consumers now send more than 110 billion text messages a month. With the increasing sales of smartphones, consumers are also multitasking with their mobile devices—including relying on Verizon Wireless’ popular VZ Navigator service for directions and local movie times, restaurants and phone numbers.
“We stay well ahead of our customers’ growing needs by studying their data usage habits and test driving our network to experience firsthand the speeds of our 3G network,” said Greg Haller, president-Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “Network reliability is not just a catch phrase for us. It defines who we are and is part of our company DNA.”
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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