What You Should Know:
- Verizon Public Sector announced a $448.3M, nine-year expansion of its existing partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and healthcare facilities to supply mobile devices including mission-critical communications support during the VA’s disaster recovery missions and other emergencies.
- As part of the agreement, the VA can purchase devices and services for community-based outpatient clinics, field and program offices, and remote users in the U.S.
Verizon Partnership Benefits for VA
The partnership expansion also enables Verizon to support the VA’s broader network objectives, such as wider adoption of Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) and Software-Defined Wide-Area Networks (SD WAN) technology, as part of the agency’s mission to care for our nation’s veterans, and their families, caregivers and survivors.
Access to Verizon Frontline
VA emergency response personnel will also gain access to Verizon Frontline, the advanced network and technology built to meet the unique and evolving needs of first responders. Verizon Frontline has partnered with public safety agencies on the front lines of emergency response efforts, helping enable mission-critical communications and offering everything from a dedicated crisis response team to access to nearly 600 deployable communication assets like Verizon Frontline’s THOR (Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response). THOR, a mobile, private Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband and mobile edge compute (MEC) rapid-response command center prototype, was deployed last year during the Verizon Frontline team’s emergency response to Hurricane Ian.