After being overwhelmed by traffic in almost 50 cell sites across its New York network, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has stated that the wireless carrier is finally back in place to offer reliable connections to its clients.
McAdam called the problems experienced in 49 areas a “short-term blip” which the company had no intention of allowing to progress into a real connection problem. According to Verizon, 42 of these problematic network points have been dealt with completely, meaning better wireless connections for users within those areas.
Verizon users have been experiencing spotty service in New York for some time, and in November the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Fran Shammo, acknowledged that Verizon was indeed facing pressure on its wireless networks in big cities. Whether the other cities alluded to will have their networks reinvigorated is not made clear, but the New York market is certainly in line for improvements. Aside from fixing the main wireless network, Verizon has also begun using extra wireless spectrums which will help to alleviate some of the traffic.