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Hyundai Selects Verizon for Its Next-Generation Connected Cars



        Hyundai Selects Verizon for Its Next-Generation Connected Cars

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Hyundai Motor America, a
subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea, needed best-in-class wireless
connectivity for Hyundai's next-generation telematics services, it selected
America's most reliable network. Verizon Enterprise Solutions has signed an
agreement to provide a range of connected services including safety, security,
diagnostics and infotainment to Hyundai vehicles starting in 2014.

"We selected Verizon to provide the wireless network service for
'Next-generation Blue Link' because both customer opinion and various data
sources indicate that Verizon provides the best solution to our customers for
both coverage and quality," said Woo-Young Kwak, executive vice president,
Vehicle IT Service Division/Vehicle IT Development Center, Hyundai Motor
Group.

Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor
America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships
nationwide. Recently, Hyundai beat out every competitor to earn the
distinction of "Most Reliable Manufacturer" in the 2013 CarMD® Vehicle Health
Index™ Manufacturer & Vehicle Reliability Ranking.

"Our agreement with Hyundai expands our long-standing collaboration with a
wide range of auto manufacturers throughout the industry to support network
engineering, security, cloud solutions, telematics platform, and program
management for millions of vehicles in the U.S. and around the world," said
Mark Bartolomeo, vice president Connected Solutions at Verizon Enterprise
Solutions. "We are thrilled to be working with Hyundai to help enhance the
driving experience for their customers. It's the breadth of our expertise
combined with the depth of our technology that allows our clients to launch
new services and initiatives faster."

According to Forrester Research*, the number of vehicles shipped worldwide
with embedded connectivity is expected to grow from 5.4 million in 2012 to 36
million in 2018.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth,
drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific
solutions and a full range of global wholesale products and services offered
over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced
communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new
opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business
transformation. Visit verizonenterprise.com to learn more.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is
a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network,
with more than 101 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also
provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over
America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business
solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with
nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of
178,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

VERIZON ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS ONLINE NEWS CENTER: News releases, blog posts,
media contacts and other information are available in Verizon Enterprise
Solutions' online News Center at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/about/news.
News from Verizon Enterprise Solutions is also available through an RSS feed
at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/rss-options/.

* The Connected Car, Forrester Research Inc., July 22, 2013.

SOURCE Verizon

Website: http://www.verizon.com
Contact: Media, Marie McGehee, 908-559-3884, marie.mcgehee@verizon.com
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