NFL taps Verizon to create 5G services for football fans

Verizon is working with the NFL to create 5G wireless mobile games and augmented-reality services, “aiming to make football more engaging for fans.” As part of the agreement, Verizon will be the “official 5G innovation partner” of the NFL. In an interview, Verizon’s Chief Executive Hans Vestberg said, “public venues like sports arenas and stadiums will be some of the first sites fitted with 5G technologies. The high-speed, high-capacity networks will help deliver fans more features to augment the experience.”

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