Verizon has agreed a multi-year agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) to deploy private 5G services.

NHL Toronto Maple Leafs stadium
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The carrier will deploy its private 5G network across hockey arenas in the US and Canada for the league's teams.

As part of the agreement, Verizon Business is currently piloting Verizon's private 5G network in select venues, with plans to roll out the technology to NHL arenas in future seasons.

Verizon didn't reveal the names of the stadiums where the pilots are underway.

Verizon is the official technology partner of the NHL and also provides Edge computing services for the league.

The telco noted that its private 5G network will provide use cases for spectators, match officials, and coaches.

According to the company, the private network will reduce lag, and create "more immersive and interactive experiences through the power of 5G and MEC."