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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...

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 ...

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...

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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...                                                                                             

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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...                                                              

FCC’s Wheeler Pledges to Fix Auction Discount Loophole

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

For its part, Dish has insisted it fully disclosed its plans to use DE bidding partners in the auction and...                                                                                             

AT&T, Verizon to Litigate Title II Through Industry Organizations

March 19, 2015 10:57 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The news comes after AT&T and Verizon have both promised long legal fights over the recently approved Order to reclassify ISPs under what Wheeler has called "light-touch Title II" regulation. 

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Verizon Hit with Big Fine Over 911 Outages

March 18, 2015 11:42 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The April 2014 outage was part of a broader multistate 911 outage that affected over 11 million people and...                                                                                              

Wheeler Denies 'Secret' Instructions from White House on Title II

March 17, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Wheeler's comments come as the Commission late last week finally published the full 400-page document that outlines the details of the new Open Internet rules.

FirstNews Briefs: Sequans, Voxox, Microchip Technology, Deviser

March 17, 2015 9:39 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its Colibri LTE chipset platform, along with two Colibri-based LTE modules have been certified compliant with...                                                   

T-Mobile Extends Data Stash to Prepaid

March 16, 2015 10:08 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile says that 27 percent of its postpaid customers have so far dipped into their rollover data.                                                                                  

FCC Makes Public Its Open Internet Order

March 12, 2015 11:04 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The release is coupled with statements from Wheeler and the four other FCC commissioners.                                                                                            

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Order in the Court: Why the Title II Debate Must Be Had Now

March 12, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Lawyers from AT&T and Verizon are likely poring over the just released 400-page document before they ask their clients for the go-ahead signatures to take the issue to the courts.

FirstNews Briefs: Verizon, ZTE, Intuit, Shopify, 5BARz

March 12, 2015 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon said it has an agreement to add more than 200 hours of original content per year produced by...                                                                               

Verizon Blasts Sprint and T-Mobile's Spectrum Narrative

March 11, 2015 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a new policy blog, Verizon slams the idea that it and AT&T dominated the recent AWS-3 auction, arguing that...

Verizon’s Shammo: No Need to Buy Overpriced Spectrum

March 10, 2015 11:16 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Shammo said that until the cost of spectrum comes down there is “no reason for us to go into the secondary market and buy spectrum at this price. It just doesn't make sense.”

Verizon's Tony Melone To Retire Amid Reorganzation

March 10, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon's head of networks, Tony Melone, is preparing to retire, according to comments made Tuesday by Verizon CFO Fran Shammo during an investor conference. 

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Techstars, Verizon, Subsentio

March 9, 2015 10:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint and Techstars today announced the 10 teams participating in their second annual mobile health accelerator...                                  

T-Mobile CFO Praises Dish’s Ergen, Again Suggests Partnership

March 5, 2015 1:24 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Charlie Ergen’s done a masterful job of creating a very differentiated mid-band spectrum position.”                                     

AT&T Slams Netflix’s Apparent Flip-Flop on Net Neutrality

March 5, 2015 11:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Netflix has spun a lot of tales during this FCC proceeding."                                           

Softcard Shutting Down March 31

March 5, 2015 10:46 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The same report sites sources who say that the Softcard app will be pulled from Google Play by...                                     

AT&T: We Weren’t T-Mobile’s Competition in AWS-3 Auction, Dish Was

March 4, 2015 5:17 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“This is probably the lesson T-Mobile most wants to avoid."

Wheeler Takes Controversial Title II Pitch on the Road

March 3, 2015 1:13 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

“Do we have a set of rules that says activities should be reasonable and somebody who can throw the flag if they’re not?”                              

Verizon CFO: OTT Video, IoT will Drive Revenue Growth

March 3, 2015 10:56 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Shammo said Verizon’s efforts around IoT and OTT will extend to its 100 million subscriber base.                                      

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