APRIL 19, 2010 -- Verizon broke ground on its new Technology Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass. The center will be a catalyst for delivering new and innovative devices and services that connect people, places and things, using next-generation wireline and wireless technology, a company representative describes.
The Verizon Technology Innovation Center will be a collaboration hub for expanding the telecommunications ecosystem by taking advantage of the convergence of new technologies to offer customers new products and services.
The brainchild of Dick Lynch, Verizon executive vice president and chief technology officer, the Verizon Technology Innovation Center is designed to provide a central base for Verizon's advanced technology initiatives. It will house office and lab space for technologists and scientists as well as a state-of-the-art Executive Briefing Center where partners, consumer electronics companies, innovation collaborators, business executives, and public officials can meet to discuss and collaborate on forward-looking technologies, such as FiOS technology.
Together with the Verizon Technology Campus at Waltham--which houses Verizon technical staff focused on end-to-end architecture, design, and testing of the Verizon network as well as IT applications development--the Technology Innovation Center will employ a total of more than 300 leading technologists.
The Verizon Technology Innovation Center is scheduled to be completed in early 2011 and will include a 60,000-square-foot, three-story facility located in the Reservoir Woods East Campus off of Winter Street in Waltham. When the Verizon Technology Innovation Center is complete, the current 136,000-square-foot Verizon Technology Campus in Waltham will be expanded to a total of 196,000 square feet.