At a time when platforms like Netflix continue to increase their spending on content, can the most expensive programmer in the pay-TV ecosystem keep cutting costs and stay in the bundle?
Verizon is preparing for a possible work stoppage in its wireline division after members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) voted to authorize a strike, should current talks remain stalled.
Now that the two largest wireless operators have reported their second-quarter earnings, it's a good time to start speculating how they might spend their budgets the rest of this year.
Verizon is just one of scores of companies that are raising their hands to help NASA in its mission to figure out a way to manage unmanned aerial systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones.
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office last week published a patent application that Verizon filed in January 2014 that describes a method for determining quality of service (QoS) policy based on requested bandwidth.
The University of Michigan last week opened its 32-acre simulated city, Mcity, in Ann Arbor, Mich., that it, along with partners like Verizon Communications and Qualcomm Technologies, will use to test connected car and automated vehicle technologies.
In a sure sign that the second quarter will mark a major recession in the number of pay-TV subscribers, IPTV services Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse combined to have their worst quarter of video customer growth ever, adding only 4,000 subscribers between them.
AT&T reported losing 22,000 U-verse video customers during the second quarter, a reversal of the 190,000 customer additions the carrier reported during the same quarter a year ago. Conversely, AT&T's rival Verizon reported it added 26,000 net FiOS video subscribers during the period.
Delivering the first update on its groundbreaking "skinny bundling" strategy in nearly three months, Verizon said around 9,000 new subscribers signed on for its FiOS Custom TV video bundles.
Verizon said it only added 26,000 net FiOS video subscribers in the second quarter, a figure that potentially indicates sluggish progress for the overall pay-TV industry during the period.