By Chris Donkin

Verizon bullish on B2B 5G position

Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin pointed to the company’s recent restructure as sending a strong signal of its ambition to grasp the 5G enterprise opportunity and out manoeuvre rivals.

During her keynote session, Erwin was bullish on the operator’s ability to provide the underlying connectivity necessary to drive digital transformation across organisations of all sizes in both in the public and private sector.

The executive described her company as the only one which “can offer 5G built right for our customers,” and backed 5G as a truly revolutionary technology.

“It is clear to us and a growing number of customers that 5G will fundamentally change businesses transformational journey,” she said. “This technology will give companies new tools to serve their customers and enable companies to gain efficiencies in their own operations.”

Erwin’s comments come almost a year after Verizon first announced plans to overhaul its business structure to separate its enterprise business from its consumer unit, with its media assets placed into a third segment. The changes took effect at the start of 2019.

“The creation of this [Verizon Business] group was our way of sending a very strong signal that Verizon is here to play and win in the business sector,” she added.