As the wireless-carrier market continues to find itself in a challenging climate because of saturation and heavy competition, Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is looking to build new growth avenues by securing a place at the forefront of the Internet of Things. The rollout of the company's 5G network technology will play a major role in meeting the increased speed and data load demands created by the connectivity boom, but the company is also betting big on the trend in other areas and is buying up assets to ride the next big revolution in tech.

Click through the following presentation to learn about key acquisitions that are shaping Verizon's position in the Internet of Things.

Verizon's Internet of Things Acquisition History in 10 Slides from The Motley Fool

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