Reportedly, Verizon Business (VZ) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) have entered a multi-year strategic partnership where Verizon will deploy their Network as a Service (NaaS) to deliver an enhanced customer experience to more than 9,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade retail locations across the US. The partnership encompasses Verizon’s assets including LTE, 5G, and Verizon Media, which will enable Verizon to continuously offer the latest in technological and business process innovation.
The inclusion of Verizon Business’ network as a service (NaaS) is an on-demand solution with the latest connectivity, network, and security technologies. With the evolving technology customers like Walgreens can access the newest technology instantly and focus on what matters to their business the most.
“This is the largest, fully customized, Network as a Service solution for a partner on this scale,” “Working closely with Walgreens to understand their focus areas, we’ve tailored an offering that will meet their technology needs of today, and quickly scale to offer a rolling deployment of 5G in Walgreens locations, next-gen in-store experiences for customers and employees, and future-proofed backend operations to enhance efficiencies.” stated Tami Erwin, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Business.
“WBA’s digital transformation is focused on modernizing and digitizing our company to provide customers with seamless and personalized shopping experiences, whether in-store, online or in the palm of their hand,” “We continue to enhance our business systems and processes both internally and with industry-leading partners to meet the changing needs of Walgreens customers and boost productivity across our workforce. Verizon’s 20 years of experience in this space will help transform our network in the US and also serve as a foundation for our future digital innovations.” stated Mike Maresca, Global Chief Technology Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance.
To learn more about Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) & Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), and to continue to track their progress please visit the Vista Partners Verizon Communications Inc. Coverage Page and Vista Partners Walgreens Boots Alliance Page respectively.
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