June 19, 2011 on TNT
Race Fans To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Boost
COLT (Cell on Light Truck) is used to boost capacity
Mich. -- Verizon Wireless has activated a temporary
cell site to improve its voice and data network around
the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn
and to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of NASCAR
fans attending races and related events at the speedway
company has deployed a COLT (Cell on Light Truck) to boost
capacity in the area surrounding the racetrack. A COLT
is a fully functional, generator-powered mobile cell site
that enhances wireless capacity in a specific location—and
works especially well in dense areas with large crowds.
Verizon Wireless has upgraded equipment on its existing
cell sites in the area that provide coverage in and around
MIS. The company's upgrades and the COLT will boost voice
capacity by 200% and data capacity by 1,000%. These improvements
enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently
to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture
and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality
videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while
enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.
our customers can count on their wireless devices for
communication, news and more at major sporting events,
like the races held at MIS is part of our ongoing commitment
to network reliability," said John Granby, president–Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky
Region, Verizon Wireless. "We look at how our customers'
usage patterns are changing at events like these and we
use this information to make sure we stay well ahead of
network improvements, including the enhanced coverage
around MIS, are part of Verizon Wireless' continual efforts
to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality
of its wireless voice and data network in Michigan and
throughout the country.
company's ongoing network investment in Michigan now totals
more than $1.6 billion. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has
invested more than $60 billion since it was formed—$5.7
billion on average every year—to increase the coverage
and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to
add new services.
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