Verizon to build dedicated network core for public safety

Verizon will make substantial investments in new network capabilities, as well as expanded products and services, to enhance its 4G LTE network for public safety, the company said.

Verizon will build and operate its own private network core dedicated to public safety communications. The network core manages and directs all communications functions, like network access and call routing. The dedicated public safety core will operate separately from the commercial core and provide first responders with access to the company´s 2.4 million square mile 4G LTE network.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 163,400 and generated nearly USD 126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America´s most reliable wireless network and the nation´s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary houses more than 50 media and technology brands that engage about 1 billion people around the world.