Want to See the Future of Mobile Coverage? Go to a Baseball Game

As sporting events and concerts test network capacity, the evolution of carriers' 4G mobile networks will be seen at stadiums. Comerica Park in Detroit. Photograph by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos/Getty Images

Verizon Wireless is hauling COWs and COLTs to Kansas City and Detroit, but it’s not going to any livestock show. These COWs and COLTs are cells on wheels and cells on light trucks, basically mobile base stations Verizon can roll out in emergencies or at big events where it knows voice and data demand will peak. Carriers have been using these temporary cells for years, but what’s interesting about these COWs and COLTs is that they’re 4G.

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