Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Verizon: Enterprise 5G Review

Verizon deployed 5G on the C-Band spectrum in January of 2022, making it possible for businesses to leverage more advanced 5G technologies. Whether your enterprise is looking toward technology innovations, increasing workforce productivity, business intelligence options, or detailed status monitoring, Verizon promises their new 5G offerings balance speed and coverage better than any other service to date.

Since its founding in 2000, New York-based Verizon has established nearly 1,500 retail locations.

With over 130,000 employees, 2021 revenues over 133.6 billion, and servicing 99% of Fortune “500” customers, Verizon is well-established as one of the world’s leading technology and communications services providers.

See below to learn all about where Verizon stands in the enterprise 5G mobile market:

Verizon and the enterprise 5G Market

Verizon has shown a significant commitment to 5G innovation, starting with the creation of the 5G Technology Forum (5GTF) in 2015.

Today, Verizon shares leadership of the U.S. 5G market with two other major carriers, AT&T and T-Mobile.

Comparing 5G carriers isn’t simple. While many coverage maps boast heavy saturation for 5G service, those areas may not be taking advantage of Ultra Wideband technology. Agreements made with satellite providers earlier this year have virtually assured Verizon can deliver this updated 5G service at an accelerated rate to more major market areas.

Features

5G Ultra Wideband

Described as being ultra-fast and ultra-simple, Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband Business Internet delivers a fast and scalable wireless connectivity solution.

  • Ultra Wideband uses high-band (mmWave) and mid-band (C-band) spectrum to deliver top-of-the-line 5G service
  • Ultra Wideband is up to 10x faster than current wireless connections, with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Professional and self-setup options are available
  • You have the option to use Verizon equipment, or your own 5G compatible hardware
  • Unlimited data is included
  • Many enterprises are eligible to receive a credit of up to $1,500 when switching to Verizon from other providers

5G Nationwide

With today’s mobile and remote workforce, Verizon promises connectivity and collaboration at the speed you do business. As such, 5G Nationwide uses low-band spectrum to provide wireless service comparable to 4G LTE.

5G devices

Verizon delivers a range of 5G-powered devices that will work best for your enterprise and your employees.

Benefits

5G networks, like those provided by Verizon, address the marketplace’s increasing demand for working, learning, creating, and healing using networks.

  • 5G is up to 10x faster than median 4G LTE speeds
  • Ultra-low latency means reduced lag time for demanding online applications and activities
  • Increased bandwidth supports more simultaneously connected devices than ever before
  • There is support for emerging technologies with the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and edge computing
  • Standards developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for 5G architecture provide updated authentication controls and higher levels of security

Use cases

Big-name organizations are starting to announce 5G technology partnerships with Verizon.

  • Live Nation is working with Verizon to build immersive artist and fan experiences, deliver exclusive access to live music, provide ticket presale functionality, and more to its 100 million consumer base
  • Working together with Doug Liman’s 30 Ninjas, Verizon is helping to create an augmented reality (AR) adventure thriller mobile adventure game that promises to take full advantage of the power of 5G Ultra Wideband
  • Audi has signed on with Verizon to deliver a fleet of 5G-enabled automobiles. Beginning with select models in the 2024 model year, Audi will use embedded 5G Ultra Wideband connectivity to create personalized and augmented mobile services, driver-assistance features, and other innovations
  • Fans of Cirque du Soleil will soon be able to enjoy the renowned “O” performance from the Bellagio in Las Vegas using a 5G smartphone on a Verizon 5G plan. Due to the combined power of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband and Snap Inc.’s AR technology, the show’s iconic images, dynamic characters, and unique water element are available in the palm of your hand.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service is available in a number of stadiums and indoor arenas.

  • Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
  • Ball Arena (Denver, CO)
  • Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)
  • CenturyLink Field (Seattle, WA)
  • Chase Center (San Francisco, CA)
  • Citi Field (Queens, NY)
  • Empower Field at Mile High (Denver, CO)
  • FedEx Field (Landover, MD)
  • FedExForum (Memphis, TN)
  • Ford Field (Detroit, MI)
  • Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA)
  • Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, CA)
  • Hard Rock Stadium (Miami, FL)
  • Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)
  • Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
  • M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)
  • Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
  • MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
  • NRG Stadium (Houston, TX)
  • Progressive Field MLB (Cleveland, OH)
  • Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
  • Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
  • SOFI Stadium (Inglewood, CA)
  • Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
  • State Farm Stadium (Glendale, AZ)
  • Talking Stick Resort Arena (Phoenix, AZ)
  • U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, MN)

Differentiators

Verizon has proven itself to be a network that businesses rely on. But what sets Verizon apart goes well beyond their technology expertise:

  • Spent over $50 billion with diversity-friendly suppliers throughout the last decade
  • Verizon is committed to dedicating 2.5 million volunteer hours before 2025
  • It received a perfect score on the Disability Equality Index
  • Verizon placed third on the 2021 Military Friendly Company List
  • It is committed to providing 10 million youths with digital skills training by 2030
  • It promises to achieve net-zero emissions by 2035

User reviews

With Verizon’s 5G Enterprise solutions are still in their infancy, there are few reviews to reference.

As an organization, Verizon receives a strong 4.3 out of 5 from users at Gartner Peer Insights.

Conclusions

In terms of 5G, Verizon’s is working to offer superior 5G coverage, massive capacity, high performance, and trusted security.

Verizon understands the need for business continuity, the importance of securing networks from cyber threats, and the need to easily manage your employees and assets.

They’ve also declared their expectation to cover 175 million people by the end of 2022.

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