Verizon Expands Its In-Stadium 5G Partnerships With the NHL and NBA

The carrier is continuing to test ways to deploy next-generation networks in live settings


Verizon is expanding its in-stadium 5G partnerships through new deals with the National Hockey League and 15 more National Basketball Association teams this week.

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The carrier will use the NHL partnership to test new ways of supplementing the live viewing experience for hockey fans with features like video highlights and real-time stats overlaid in augmented reality. The two partnerships bring the total number of arenas and stadiums with which Verizon has similar exclusive 5G partnerships to more than 60.

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