Verizon adds mobile satellite to Private IP to fill in service gaps

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may have one of the largest global IP-based networks, but even they have areas where they just can't reach or are too expensive to deploy--so they are complementing their Private IP Service suite with mobile satellite solutions.

Verizon Private IP satellite network

Verizon Private IP satellite network availability (Source: Verizon SLA)

Since the satellite services leverage Verizon's MPLS private IP network, Private IP customers will be able access their respective private networks from any area where Verizon has satellite service coverage.

Customers can use the Mobile Satellite Solution to support an array of services, including primary access, business continuity, digital signage, IPTV or content delivery.

Depending on the specific configuration, Verizon can get its Mobile Satellite Solutions up and running in the U.S. within 24-36 hours.

While Verizon's drive to integrate its Mobile Satellite Service as part of the Private IP Service suite may be new, the service provider has been delivering satellite services for over 20 years to business and government customers. In recent years, Verizon's Mobile Satellite Service has been used during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks, and the Oklahoma City bombing, in addition to large floods and wildfires.

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