NEW YORK – Marcus Ericsson may have won the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, but Verizon customers also had a lot to cheer about at The Racing Capital of the World. More than 325,000 people gathered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on Sunday, and Verizon customers were well represented and well taken care of – using more than 17 terabytes of data on race day. That’s more than the 15 terabytes of data fans used on race day at a similar race event earlier this month in Miami.
Verizon customers on race day were able to stream, tweet, and share their experiences at super-fast feeds at the largest sports venue with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband. And they were able to take advantage of transformative experiences like 5G Multi-View and 5G Ultra Pass, powered by Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.
Verizon’s super-fast 5G Ultra Wideband provides a broadband-like connection in more than 75 stadiums and arenas, and over 1700 cities around the country. In all of Indianapolis, 52 percent of Verizon’s network traffic is on 5G Ultra Wideband.
“From powering new experiences for fans at sporting events to ensuring businesses don’t have to choose between mobility and security, our 5G Ultra Wideband network is built with super-fast speeds, massive capacity, low latency, security and reliability to support 21st century innovation,” said Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman and CEO. “We’re building personalized experiences that live on the network that people trust.”
Today’s announcement builds on the company’s network-as-a-service foundation and supports its core areas of growth and innovation across mobility, nationwide broadband, mobile edge compute and business solutions, the value market and network monetization.