Wireless Coverage Enhanced At AmericasMart Atlanta Campus

          Wireless Coverage Enhanced At AmericasMart Atlanta Campus

Verizon Wireless Products and Services Available for Purchase Onsite

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Jan. 3, 2013

ATLANTA, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AmericasMart^® Atlanta has partnered
with Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and
largest, most reliable 3G network, to create a fully functional wireless
communications environment spanning its entire facility of more than seven
million square feet.

Installation is now complete on a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that will
deliver improved wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds for Verizon
Wireless customers on every floor, in every showroom and exhibit hall across
the three-building AmericasMart campus.

The installation has been completed in time for the January 2013 markets – The
Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market^® and The Atlanta
International Area Rug Market^® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show
(NORS). January market buyers and sellers should expect to experience Verizon
Wireless service across the AmericasMart campus.

Additionally, Verizon Wireless products and services will be available for
purchase onsite starting with the January 2013 markets.

The Verizon Wireless partnership achieves a major milestone in AmericasMart's
mission to create optimal business advantages for all customers, notes Jeffrey
L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of parent company AMC,
Inc.

"This takes us into a new universe of opportunities powered by technology
innovations that will reshape how business is done," Portman adds. "We are
working on several opportunities to enhance the AmericasMart market
experience, plus other new advancements to come, all resulting from this
strategic technology investment," Portman adds.

The DAS includes separate antenna locations mounted throughout the campus to
boost network strength and capacity. In addition to ensuring calls are
successfully connected, the DAS allows smartphones, tablets and other mobile
devices to access the Internet, send text messages and quickly share photos
and videos to social networking sites.

Coverage encompasses all AmericasMart and Atlanta Convention Center at
AmericasMart spaces to deliver wireless transmission in all environments,
including interior corridors, loading docks and areas shielded by marble and
stone wall and floor construction.

Verizon Wireless customers at the Markets will gain the additional advantage
of accessing the nation's largest 4G network via a large variety of
Verizon-powered devices. These attendees will be able to surf the Web, stream
live music and video, and stay in touch with business associates at speeds up
to 10 times faster than before. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network offers
more 4G LTE coverage than all other competitors' networks combined.

"We are pleased to work with AmericasMart to deploy this type of DAS network,
which will help ensure our customers have the best wireless experience on our
3G and 4G LTE networks when attending the January Markets and beyond," says
Jonathan LeCompte, president, Georgia/Alabama Region for Verizon Wireless.

About AmericasMart
AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation's only global wholesale marketplace housing
the world's single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel
merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart's 14 annual Markets and shows, The
Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta
International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for
global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries
discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 temporary
exhibiting companies. Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex
contains more than seven million square feet of space. It's a huge global
stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new
lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories – all for the benefit
of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and
apparel arenas. For more information, please visit www.AmericasMart.com.
Follow us at #americasmartatl or #atlapparel.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail
customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in
Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon
Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and
Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit
www.verizonwireless.com. 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Website: http://www.verizonwireless.com
Contact: Tammy Trout, +1-404-220-2128, ttrout@americasmart.com or Verizon
Wireless Contact: Kate Jay, +1-678-339-4828, Kate.Jay@vzw.com
 
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