The final stop of Verizon Business and Nokia’s 2023 5G Innovation Sessions tour to showcase the power of 5G will be at Arlington’s Globe Life Field on December 6.
Verizon said the event will bring together industry leaders, experts, and partners to share insights and get a firsthand look at the latest product innovations transforming businesses and the public sector.
“Through these 5G Innovation sessions, we’re fostering collaboration and a greater diversity of thinking to help our partners problem solve and achieve their business outcomes,” Jonathan Nikols, SVP, Global Enterprise Americas, Verizon Business, said in a statement. ”We’re excited to partner with Nokia to close out another successful year of demonstrating how 5G solutions can play a pivotal role in driving the future of business.”
Verizon’s 5G Innovation Sessions 2023 launched in Chicago with events in New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, ahead of the final session in North Texas. The events cover a range of themes, including Managed Venue, Fixed Wireless Access, Private 5G, and Mobile Edge Compute.
The company, which has a large regional campus in Irving, said that 5G Innovation Session Dallas will showcase new product innovation and demonstrations from across industries.
It will feature panel discussions and presentations by industry executives including Nikols, Maggie Hallbach, president, Verizon Frontline; Robb Juliano, vice president, 5G Acceleration, Verizon Business; Aimee Novak, vice president, Small Business, Verizon Business; David De Lancellotti, vice president, Enterprise Campus Edge Business, Nokia; Jason Elliott, head of Cross Portfolio Solutions and Partners, Nokia; Mike Bullock, SVP of Information Technology, Texas Rangers; Chad Powell, chief technology officer, city of Irving; Mike Youngs, vice president of Information Technology at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport; and Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Verizon Business again to showcase the impact of 5G in all industries,” Brian Fitzgerald, SVP, Verizon Customer Experience at Nokia, said in a statement. “This is the second time that Verizon Business and Nokia are teaming up for one of Verizon Business’ 5G Innovation Sessions this year, and we’re excited to share the power of enterprise intelligence with our customers in Dallas.”
Business and 5G-related new tech
Verizon Business said that attendees will be able to interact with new and emerging technologies, hear success stories, and learn best practices for unlocking better business outcomes with 5G.
The session will feature innovations such as Industry Solutions, 5G Edge Accelerated Access, 5G Edge Cashierless Checkout, 5G Edge Aerial Inspections and Real-time Communications, Verizon Frontline’s Rapid Response Connectivity Unit, Robotic Emergency Dog, Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response (THOR) platform, Mobile Utility Technology Transport (MUTT), Satellite Picocell on Trailer (SPOT), Nokia Smart Manufacturing, Nokia Remote Situational Awareness, Nokia Wireless Industry 4.0, and Nokia Live NDAC Hologram.
Verizon said it recently made major upgrades to the network serving customers in Dallas as part of a multiyear redesign of its network architecture to stay ahead of exponential data usage increases, upgrade the technology in the network, and pave the way for personalized customer experiences.
Network upgrades in Dallas include deploying new cell sites to extend coverage and capacity in local communities and 5G C-Band bandwidth upgrades, which resulted in increased speeds across the DFW region, Verizon said.
Verizon said its programs have been active across the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
Education and Small Businesses
Over the last decade, the company said that Verizon Innovative Learning has committed $1 billion in market value to support digital equity and inclusion within education for vulnerable populations across the country. Via partnerships with nonprofits, and a suite of free programs and resources, the initiative has reached more than 3 million students at schools across the U.S., primarily focused on Title I institutions, Verizon said.
Verizon said that in North Texas, more than 38,000 students have been reached across 25 schools participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program that equips them with free technology, internet access, and innovative STEM learning.
Verizon said it offers free, personalized resources through Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, designed to help small business owners grow their business, including online courses, 1:1 coaching, peer networking events and incentives such as grants. The company said that since its launch in September 2021, nearly 1,200 Dallas-based small businesses have registered and engaged with online courses such as digital marketing, operational efficiency, cybersecurity, best practices for leveraging social media for growth, and many others.
Through Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan, Verizon said it seeks to provide 10 million youths with digital skills training and support 1 million small businesses with resources to thrive in the digital economy by 2030.
Verizon Frontline Crisis Response
During 2022, the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team deployed nearly 700 times in support of public safety agencies across the nation, helping ensure first responders on the front lines of emergency response operations had the network and solutions they needed to achieve their missions.
That includes the deployment of nearly 200 Verizon Frontline devices and solutions ranging from mobile hotspots, routers, and smart devices to deployable satellite solutions, such as Satellite Picocells on Trailers (SPOTs), throughout 2022 to support federal, state, and local public safety agencies operating in Texas.
This support has continued during 2023, as the team has supported public safety agencies statewide during everything from routine training exercises to emergency response operations in the wake of tornadoes and wildfires.
Verizon said the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team already has delivered more than 250 Verizon Frontline solutions to first responders as a result of nearly 60 requests for support from more than 50 different public safety agencies across the state.
The Verizon 5G Innovation Session at Globe Life Field is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on December 6. Learn more about this free event and register here.
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