Enterprise Mobility: Verizon Innovation Center Showcases Future 4G LTE Products
Verizon Wireless on July 12 officially opened its Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass. The two-building facility is designed to enable partners and companies to create, test and showcase wireless products that leverage Verizon's 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network. For those vendors with products, the Innovation Center gives them access to Verizon's 4G wireless network as well as hundreds of engineers ready to work with them to develop their ideas. For Verizon, working with these companies not only lets the carrier test and improve its network, but also will lead to an increasing number of products hitting the market that run on the Verizon network, hopefully growing the adoption of Verizon's LTE platform. Currently, more than 30 products have been developed and displayed at the Innovation Center, with about 20 percent ready to hit the market, 60 percent close to launching and the last 20 percent in the visionary phase, according to Verizon officials. Here is a look at some of the products on display during the opening-day event at the Innovation Center.