Created out of the merger between the legacy Bell Atlantic and the former GTE, Verizon Communications is the second-largest regional bell operating company (RBOC) with Network serving residential and small business customers evolving to fiber-to-the-premises technology with FiOS high-speed fiber services and more than 140 million customer connections (wireless, wireline, broadband and TV).

(Source: SEC Filing) Verizon Communications Inc. provides communication services. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Wireless and Wireline. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; and sells equipment in the United States. The Wireline segment provides voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network, network access, long distance, and other services in the United States and internationally. The company serves consumer, business, and government customers, as well as carriers. As of December 31, 2010, its network covered a population of approximately 292 million and provided service to a customer base of approximately 94.1 million. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

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AT&T, CenturyLink slam Verizon/Incompas special access pact

AT&T and CenturyLink are taking aim at the latest business data services (BDS) proposal made by Verizon and Incompas, calling it nothing more than a self-serving measure.

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Chevrolet slashed the prices of some of its 4G data plans in a move that underscores increasing competition in the connected car market.

Verizon, BroadSoft eases voice service installation, operations for Champion Realty via the cloud

Verizon Enterprise Solutions enabled Champion Realty to migrate to IP-based voice with its Virtual Communications Express service, illustrating how the cloud is simplifying voice service installation and management for businesses.

Verizon to raise $1.17B through bond backed by EIP loans

Verizon is reportedly looking to raise $1.17 billion in a bond backed by customers' monthly phone installment payments in an unprecedented move that may see other mobile network operators follow suit.

Verizon, Incompas propose new 8-point special access plan, encourage facilities-based competition

Verizon and Incompas have come together again to propose a new 8 element outline for a framework for Business Data Services (BDS).

Verizon details network upgrades ahead of Republican, Democratic National Conventions

Ahead of next month's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Verizon Wireless is detailing some of the network upgrades being put in place in order to handle the increased demands on the network.

Lowenstein's View: Key themes for mobile in 2H '16

Usually, industry analysts such as myself wait until December for the annual ritual of "predictions" columns. But there is enough of import happening in the industry that I think it will be of some value to  Fierce  readers to take stock of where we are as of mid-year, and to think about what the next 6-9 months look like across the mobile landscape.

Wi-Fi Alliance: August target for coexistence test plan with LTE-U could slip into September

Wireless operators and vendors looking to deploy LTE-U have expressed frustration in the past about the time it's taking to create a test plan for coexisting with Wi-Fi, and now it looks as though it might get pushed back a little more.

Madden: 5G is coming quicker than you think

Two years ago, we published our first  5G Architecture  predictions, and our first 5G business case analysis. We made the outrageous claim 16 months ago, that 5G will target fixed broadband applications first, not mobile handsets. We hit the bull's eye on that one. We also said that we didn't expect meaningful deployment until the standards were finished in 2020. It looks like that prediction was wrong.

Net neutrality advocates target zero-rated offerings from Verizon, T-Mobile, others

Net neutrality advocates delivered 100,000 letters to the FCC from internet users urging the commission to clamp down on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast for offering zero-rated data services.