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Verizon Connect unites all the operator’s fleet management activities

Verizon has shored up its activities in the commercial fleet management field by unifying its diverse operations into a single subsidiary – Verizon Connect. The MNO has been in the shadow of its arch-rival AT&T in the connected car department, which is partly why it has focused more strongly on commercial flight management. This is one of the original business applications of mobile telephony dating back to the 1980s, but has expanded beyond basic location tracking and voice communications into advanced navigation, optimization and pre-emptive remote maintenance. Verizon decided to focus more strongly on commercial fleet management by going further up the protocol stack with complete packages that include applications software as well as basic communications. It has been quietly…

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