Verizon will use LTE to power Private IP offering

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is making the most of its mobile subsidiary's growing LTE network by combining wireless broadband with private IP services.

Verizon, which co-owns Verizon Wireless along with Vodafone Group, said its Enterprise Solutions unit has combined LTE access with its global Private IP network service to create a secure, high-speed, high-capacity business platform that is offered in both managed and unmanaged versions. The new product, called Verizon Private IP Wireless (LTE), was quietly launched in January and will be available in all of Verizon Wireless' LTE markets. It is a continuation of an earlier Private IP platform offered over Verizon Wireless' CDMA EV-DO network.  

"Whether it's used as reliable backup solution for ATMs or as a primary network solution for mobile video collaboration, this platform will introduce new revenue streams and help customers control costs," said Kerry Bailey, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

Meanwhile, Verizon Wireless announced its LTE network will cover more than two-thirds of all U.S. POPs when it introduces service to 27 new markets and expands in 44 markets on April 19.  Many of the new launches include smaller and rural markets. The operator intends to offer LTE to 260 million POPs by year's end.

The new markets being launched include: Auburn and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Pine Bluff, Siloam Springs and Van Buren, Ark.; Visalia/Porterville, Calif.; Fort Walton Beach and Ocala, Fla.; Brunswick, LaGrange and Macon/Warner Robins, Ga.; Peoria, Ill.; Kokomo/Logansport and Marion, Ind.; Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend and Hays, Kan.; Salisbury, Md.; Cattaraugus/Allegany, N.Y.; Sandusky, Ohio; Ardmore and Ponca City, Okla.; Salem/Albany/Corvallis, Ore.; Pierre, S.D.; and Big Springs and Tyler, Texas.

For more:
- see this Verizon release
- see this Verizon Wireless release
- see this Telecompetitor article
- see this other Telecompetitor article
- see this ComputerWorld article
- see this LteWorld article

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