Verizon’s 5G Network Takes the Checkered Flag at Las Vegas Motorsports Event

Verizon's 5G Network Takes the Checkered Flag at Las Vegas Motorsports Event

Over 100,000 fans at a major motorsports event in Las Vegas experienced the power of Verizon’s 5G network, enabling seamless connectivity and record-breaking data usage.

Verizon customers attending a thrilling motorsports event in Las Vegas were treated to an exceptional wireless experience thanks to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network. With over 100,000 fans in attendance, the network proved its reliability and capacity, allowing customers to capture, share, and connect throughout the event. The network upgrades and enhancements made by Verizon engineers in preparation for the race have not only provided exceptional service for fans but will also benefit Las Vegas residents, tourists, public safety agencies, and businesses for years to come.

Network upgrades led to the checkered flag:

Verizon engineers have been diligently working on upgrades and enhancements in and around the Las Vegas area, including the location of the motorsports event, to ensure seamless connectivity for the big race. These upgrades have significantly improved service for race day fans and will continue to support the Las Vegas community in the future. Verizon has deployed 5G Ultra Wideband service throughout Las Vegas, including key areas such as the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street, and the Bellagio grandstands. The team also deployed a new full-service cell site along the Harry Reid airport runways to support both 4G and 5G service.

5G Ultra Wideband service using Verizon’s recently acquired C-band spectrum was deployed in various areas, including the paddock, grandstand, and along the track. Additionally, Verizon utilized its premium, high band spectrum, known as Millimeter Wave (mmWave), to provide fast speeds and massive capacity in high-demand areas. Temporary cell sites were also deployed to enhance coverage and capacity, ensuring high performance in areas such as the Henderson executive airport, entrance, stages, grandstand, and VIP areas.

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Engineers tested the network tirelessly, while a dedicated command center monitored and responded to activities 24/7 throughout the event.

Network Slicing demo showcases exceptional performance:

During the motorsports event, Verizon engineers demonstrated the power of network slicing by enabling race car driver Lando Norris, social media influencer Tanner Foust, and other content creators to livestream the festivities using Verizon’s beta application, Mobile Creator Studio. Lando Norris used the application to livestream HD video while giving a tour of the McLaren garage, showcasing the capabilities of Verizon’s 5G network. Tanner Foust also leveraged the same application to livestream while exploring the streets of Las Vegas.

Network slicing is a technology that allows customers to send data over virtual end-to-end 5G networks tailored to support specific application requirements. This capability, made possible by Verizon’s cloud-native, containerized, virtualized standalone 5G core, offers unparalleled service agility, flexibility, and automated scalability. Despite record-breaking data usage during the event, the network slice provided the low-latency, high-throughput mobility service required for reliable and responsive live streaming.


Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network proved its mettle at the Las Vegas motorsports event, delivering exceptional connectivity and record-breaking data usage for over 100,000 fans. The network upgrades and enhancements made by Verizon engineers not only ensured a seamless experience for race day attendees but also laid the foundation for improved connectivity throughout the Las Vegas community. With the power of network slicing and the continuous efforts of Verizon’s dedicated team, customers can expect reliable, high-performance wireless connectivity for years to come.