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Verizon invests over USD21.3m in 2009 in South Dakota.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-5 February 2010-Verizon invests over USD21.3m in 2009 in South Dakota(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com

US wireless communication company Verizon Wireless has invested over USD21.3m in 2009 to enhance its digital network in South Dakota.

Making this announcement on Thursday, Verzizon said it has invested over USD221.3m on improvements to its network in South Dakota.

The upgrades to the South Dakota network made in 2009 include activation of seven new cell sites throughout the state and installation of performance-based equipment at 18 cell sites across South Dakota.

Also, modifications were made to 16 cell sites across South Dakota, which resulted in increased voice capacity of the network.

The company also installed permanent backup generators at an additional 13 South Dakota cell sites to ensure network functionality during times of crisis.

Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (Nasdaq:VOD)(LSE: VOD).

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