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Paris and Basking Ridge, NJ January 20, 2016 – JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC), the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, and Verizon Wireless (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), the operator of America's most reliable wireless network with 108.6 million retail connections nationwide, announced today that they have signed a multi-year contract to deploy Verizon’s 4G LTE small cells integrated in JCDecaux’s USA street furniture assets.
This contract follows the successful launch of an initial deployment of Verizon small cells installed in JCDecaux Kiosks that enhance network performance in an important corridor of the City of San Francisco.
Moreover, JCDecaux and Verizon have partnered since 2014 to deploy 170 mobile charging digital stations throughout four major US airports (JFK, Newark, Miami and LAX).
JCDecaux is responsible for designing, providing and deploying Street Furniture elements that can elegantly house the small cells in vibrant urban environments in consultation with Cities and in accordance with local planning regulations. Verizon will select, install and manage the telecommunications equipment and services.
The parties will work together to program manage specific deployments.
JCDecaux has over 9,000 US outdoor street furniture assets located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco.
Given that the quality and accessibility of telecommunications services has become a strategic factor for cities' competitiveness and growth of Smart City services, this national contract allows JCDecaux and Verizon to leverage their respective valuable assets and capabilities to offer connectivity solutions that combine dense urban 4G LTE networks with aesthetic and innovative hosting solutions.