Verizon hosts wireless innovation awards

Two Oklahoma companies, non-profit groups or other institutions will be awarded with a $10,000 cash prize by demonstrating their use of Verizon Wireless mobile technology – operations or service to their customers. Whether companies use the latest mobile smart phone, tablet devices like the Motorola Xoom, or unique applications developed to run on Verizon’s equipment – Verizon is interested in learning how these products are helping businesses improve and deliver for their clients and entries are welcomed by September 16, 2011.

Verizon Wireless will host the Wireless Technology Innovation Awards, sponsored by Motorola, on Nov. 2 to honor Oklahoma businesses and community organizations at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City.

Two winners – one for organizations with up to 49 employees, and one for organizations with 50 to 500 employees — will earn a $10,000 cash award from Verizon Wireless and receive recognition at an exclusive awards luncheon attended by local business, associations and civic leaders. These winners will also be featured in a Verizon ‘Put Your Business on the Map” video which will highlight the winner’s business, services and/or products and how they leverage wireless technology.
“Oklahoma is a hub of corporate innovation and this event is a great opportunity for key business and political leaders to showcase their ideas and success,” said Steven R. Smith, South Central Region president for Verizon Wireless. “The combination of our leading devices, network strength and the speed of 4G LTE gives organizations in Oklahoma a tremendous advantage in moving their business forward.”
Verizon business customers will be required to share their initial workplace challenges and exhibit how Verizon-solutions were implemented to address those hurdles in unique and innovative ways. Participants will also need to explain the benefits of their implementation and how using Verizon solutions has positively affected their business.
Entries for the “Wireless Technology Innovation Awards” are due by Sept. 16, and will be evaluated by Verizon Wireless executives and local “celebrity judges.”  Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon on Nov. 2 at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City. For more information on the contest and to enter, visit the official Wireless Technology Innovation Awards website
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless launched 4G LTE in Oklahoma City in the winter of 2010 and 4G LTE in Tulsa in July of this year.  Later this year Verizon will increase its 4G LTE coverage across Oklahoma. Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at