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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Verizon brings 100G to the U.S. metro network

Verizon has begun its latest effort to enhance its U.S. metro network with 100G, bringing what it says is better latency and improved scalability that it has seen in deploying the technology in its long-haul network.

Google Fiber looks for NYC-based sales manager

Google Fiber may have not named New York City on its recent list of  planned 34 cities  where it could build out its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, but its employment page revealed it is looking to hire sales support staff in the city, reports  Geek.com.

Analysts: Sprint/T-Mobile must merge or one will fail

According to a new, detailed analysis from New Street Research, Sprint and T-Mobile US need to merge in order to effectively compete against AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, because one of the companies will ultimately fail if they are not able to merge. However, New Street Research said that, if Sprint and T-Mobile attempted a merger today, regulators at the FCC and Department of Justice would move to prevent the transaction.

Vodafone unlikely to deter suitors with Indian take over

Vodafone's move to take full control of its Indian subsidiary is unlikely to deter potential suitors that are eying an acquisition of the UK-headquartered group, a leading Ovum analyst says.

Verizon scales cloud portfolio with Secure Cloud Interconnect service

Verizon is giving its enterprise customers that use its Private IP service the opportunity to connect to multiple cloud services with its new Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service.

Cablevision ups the ante with multi-room DVR

Cablevision has joined the parade of cable, satellite and telco MVPDs offering multi-tuner, multi-room DVR functionality for their residential broadband customers.

Verizon OKs u-blox module for LTE-based M2M devices

For a long time, it seemed that most M2M applications, which do not require LTE data speeds or latency, might remain on low-cost 2G and 3G networks rather than migrating to LTE. However, the rapid rollout of LTE has made the air interface increasingly attractive to companies that want to future-proof their devices for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Comcast exec Johnston named SVP of operations at SCTE

Comcast human resources executive Lindsey Johnson has been named SVP of operations at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.

U.S. fiber penetration reaches 39.3 percent of buildings, says VSG

Ongoing aggressive rollouts of fiber by a host of incumbent telcos, CLECs and cable operators throughout 2013 has helped to narrow the U.S. fiber gap by expanding facilities to 39.3 percent of commercial buildings with 20 or more employees, according to new research from Vertical Systems Group.

Sony buys exclusive rights to NBCU movies for Crackle

Sony said it struck a deal with Comcast-owned NBCUniversal which will give it exclusive rights to more than 140 movies within the next three years.