Verizon plans to stop offering two of its public cloud service offerings in March, signaling the challenges of being able to effectively compete against providers like Amazon Web Services and Google.
AT&T is collaborating with Ericsson and Intel to test 5G network technology in the operator's Austin, Texas, network labs starting in the second quarter of this year, and it plans to conduct outdoor tests and trials of the technology this summer. The company said that it expects to conduct field trials of 5G before year-end, with those trials focusing on providing wireless connectivity to fixed locations.
Nobody's sitting still when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), so it seems fitting that investors are putting $22 million in Series B funds toward the Internet of Moving Things, a space that startup Veniam is trailblazing. The round was led by Verizon Ventures with new investors Cisco Investments, Orange Digital Ventures and Yamaha Motor Ventures contributing.
Verizon said it will offer Wi-Fi calling to its iPhone customers through Apple's iOS 9.3 operating system update.
Verizon would roll Yahoo's video assets in with AOL, the unit that until its purchase last May was a direct competitor to Yahoo. But what benefits could Yahoo's assets provide to Verizon's video strategy? Which ones would be redundant?
Comcast has made its intent clear: it's finally going to bring its DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit broadband services to five cities this year, a move that directly challenges AT&T and Verizon and their FTTH buildout and pricing strategies. How will these ILECs respond?
Apple has released the third iOS 9.3 beta to registered developers for testing, and it includes native support for Wi-Fi calling on Verizon's network, meaning users won't need to download an app to make a Wi-Fi call.
The final whistle in Super Bowl 50 blew less than a week ago but Verizon Wireless is already six months into its preparations for next year's big game, to be held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The wireless industry is clearly investing in the smart city concept. Both Verizon and AT&T have teams dedicated to breaking open dialogue-- and sales-- between wireless players and city officials, with the goal of installing new technologies in metro areas that proponents say will make city life safer and more efficient. And analysts generally agree on the major opportunity presented by smart cities.
Windstream isn't opposed to making a transition to IP and fiber, but in the markets where it operates as a CLEC the service provider says it is at a disadvantage in terms of gaining access to existing local network infrastructure.