Verizon has deployed thousands of re-directed and temporary employees to fill in holes, as a strike by unionized wireline workers drags on.
The nation's five largest mobile carriers are backing an initiative that would help them to share information and fix network outages during disasters and other emergencies.
Say what you will of the finger-pointing and name-calling that has come to typify T-Mobile US executives, especially Twitter rock star CEO John Legere, but last week, they kind of nailed it.
Shares of America Movíl plunged nearly 12 percent last week after the carrier posted a disappointing quarter including a 17 percent year-over-year decline in EBITDA. The company lost 458,000 U.S. customers during the quarter, primarily under its TracFone and SafeLink brands, and its U.S. revenue of $1.8 billion was down 3.3 percent from the prior year.
While Verizon boasts how it has deployed LTE Broadcast (LTE-B) technology throughout its LTE footprint, its biggest rival, AT&T, isn't so gung-ho about it.
The incentive auction of prized 600 MHz spectrum still faces some major challenges, but the FCC is clearly off to a good start.
Verizon has made another move to keep its maintenance and installation schedules on time by deploying thousands of additional employees as wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue their labor strike.
A divided FCC voted to move forward with reforms of so-called "special access" lines, marking a big win for T-Mobile and Sprint and perhaps forestalling price hikes as 5G networks eventually come online.
Verizon has put what it says is a final labor contract proposal on the table for wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW.
Members of the Communications Workers of America, one of the two unions whose Verizon workers are on strike, say that replacement workers hired by the telco to handle repairs and installations on its wireline networks are failing to abide by "basic safety practices."