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Verizon Good on Spectrum as AOL Deal Brings Subsidized Video

May 19, 2015 12:32 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Shammo said that given the premium at which spectrum went in the most recent AWS-3 auction, he would rather improve capacity thought the use of more...

Verizon Expands XLTE on 1-Year Anniversary

May 19, 2015 10:34 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon says it now has more than 40 devices that support the service, including the DROID Turbo...

Are Sprint, T-Mobile Really Justified in Asking for Auction Handouts?

May 13, 2015 4:04 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A recent report from Recon Analytics shows that T-Mobile and Sprint's pleas to the FCC for...

Analysts: Verizon’s AOL Buy Pits the Carrier Against Google

May 12, 2015 4:37 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

As Verizon plunges deeper into the mobile ad pool, it will have to fight against the current...

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A Look Back at AOL: 1985 to Present

May 12, 2015 11:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon announced this morning plans to buy Internet services pioneer AOL in a $4.4 billion deal. Here are some highlights from AOL's history.

Verizon Buying AOL in Latest Mobile Video Push

May 12, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The deal comes as Verizon prepares an Over-the-Top (OTT) mobile video service for launch this summer.                                                                                                          

Verizon’s Stratton: We Would Go Edge Only

May 12, 2015 9:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

For the time being, Stratton said Verizon would continue to offer customers the choice between a subsidized contract and an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), but he also repeatedly stressed...

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FCC Denies Stay of Title II for ISPs

May 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The petitions came from trade groups representing the cable and wireless industries. CTIA and USTelecom, representing the wireless carriers, had asked the FCC to hold on implementing the new classification...

Verizon To Pre-Install Lyft on Android Devices

May 7, 2015 3:34 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Starting next week, Lyft drivers on the Verizon Network can receive discounts off their monthly bill, family plans, and accessories through Accelerate, Lyft’s driver rewards program.

SmartWatch: T-Mobile Won’t Settle Until It Takes All Verizon’s Subscribers

May 7, 2015 12:27 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s best Twitter shots typically come at the expense of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. But Stephenson can rest easy knowing that T-Mobile’s latest targeted attempt to poach customers is aimed solely at Verizon Wireless. 

Sprint Retains No. 3 Spot as Churn Improves

May 5, 2015 10:03 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint’s improved postpaid churn came during a quarter in which its competitors also saw record-low postpaid churn rates. AT&T reported at 1.02 percent, Verizon reported at 1.03 percent, and T-Mobile saw...

T-Mobile Targets Verizon Customers with Un-Carrier Trial

May 5, 2015 9:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

T-Mobile said that concurrent with the new program, it will also launch a new marketing campaign, which will focus on things like price and other items T-Mobile sees...

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Survey: AT&T, Verizon Can Improve on Enterprise Offerings

May 4, 2015 9:44 am | News | Comments

Ovum’s report surveyed ICT decision-makers and influencers and provides an analysis of CIOs’ and telecoms managers’ ratings of their primary telecoms operators, where these operators are suppliers of global ICT services

Verizon Offers Extra Data to Prepaid Customers on Auto-Pay

May 1, 2015 12:31 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Customers already enrolled in auto-pay will automatically get the extra data after their next payment.                                                                                                

LTE Summit Fingers Bureaucracy Not Technology as FirstNet's Achilles

April 30, 2015 5:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

While $7 billion in funding for a nationwide interoperable first responder's network has already been allocated...

Tuesdays with Roger: Can Verizon, Rest of the Pack Handle More Mobile Video?

April 28, 2015 1:34 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of Tuesdays with Roger, we take a look at the growth of online video and its affect on the network. Our discussion looks at how operators are maintaining the health of their networks, while also promoting video as the next great driver of data consumption. Join us!  

Verizon Announces Vendors for SDN Strategy

April 28, 2015 11:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon said it has "co-authored" with its vendors a comprehensive SDN network architecture document, which includes all interface specifications and...

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ESPN Sues Verizon Over Custom Video Plans

April 27, 2015 1:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon's FiOS Custom bundle starts at $59.99 per month, which includes a base package of 35 channels plus two additional channel packs. For instance, a customer might get the base package plus...

Verizon Quietly Brings Back $80 10GB Shared Plan

April 23, 2015 3:28 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

A Verizon spokesperson confirmed that the $80 plan was just reinstated today and that it’s a limited-time promotion.                                                                                  

Verizon Adding and Keeping Postpaid Subs Amid Heightened Competition

April 21, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon’s postpaid churn rate also improved during the quarter, coming in at 1.03 percent...                                                                                                           

Verizon Bets on College Sports for Its OTT Mobile Video Offer

April 16, 2015 10:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is lining up a handful of new content agreements for its upcoming mobile video offering that will put college sports on small screens.                                                             

Verizon: You Don't Need or Want Unlimited Data

April 13, 2015 11:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As Sprint and T-Mobile both offer variations on the unlimited plan, Verizon has posted a blog penned by Jack Gold, president and founder of J. Gold Associates, which laments network congestion...

Verizon Supports Use-It-or-Share-It Approach for 3.5 GHz Tiered Plan

April 8, 2015 11:48 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The carrier explained that if a PAL licensee has not both deployed services and registered...                                                                                                         

Verizon Allows Customers Way To Exit 'Supercookie' Program

April 1, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon announced the "Relevant Mobile Advertising" program back in April. It allows Verizon to attach a unique identifier called a UIDH to individual customers as they browse the Internet. 

Verizon's McAdam: Internet At Risk

March 30, 2015 11:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a strongly worded letter, McAdam lamented that the free and open Internet is at risk of being over regulated and urged Congress to "return to its rightful place and set policy."

American Tower Closes $5B Cell Site Deal with Verizon

March 30, 2015 10:49 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The deal between Verizon and American Tower will give American Tower 28 years of exclusive lease rights over...                                                                                             

Verizon CEO Landed Big Raise in 2014

March 24, 2015 10:30 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is prepping for its annual shareholders meeting in May and the company’s proxy statement reveals...                                                                                                    

Barron's Bumps Verizon from 400 Index

March 23, 2015 5:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The changes come as the company rebalances its index. As part of the process, Barron's added Starbucks, Ameriprise Financial and American Airlines, among others.

Sprint Won Best Mobile Performance in a Pretty Big Airport

March 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

After getting shut out in RootMetrics’ U.S. airport mobile network performance study for the first half of 2014, Sprint is on the board...                                                              

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