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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OFS, CWA approve 4-year labor agreement, avoids potential work stoppage

OFS, a provider of fiber cables and products for the telecom industry, and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union recently reached a new labor contract agreement.

NFV software to drive rapid growth to $15B by 2020, research firm says

As large service providers like AT&T and Verizon move forward with their virtualization plans to simplify service delivery and activation, IHS Markit forecasts that the NFV market will scale from $2.7 billion today to $15.5 billion by 2020.

MoffettNathanson: Macroeconomics, not fundamentals, driving success of Verizon, AT&T, others

Wireless industry insiders in the U.S. love to argue about carrier factors such as promotional campaigns, ARPU and price per gigabyte (as evidenced by  the recent dust-up  regarding Verizon's recent price hikes). But a new research note from MoffettNathanson argues investors shouldn't pay too much attention to those variables when it comes to picking carrier stocks.

Verizon faces New Jersey regulator hearings over DSL service performance

Verizon is facing two hearings with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to address problems that a number of residential and business customers have had with its DSL service.

Barclays: Staid Q2 could precede active second half of 2016

U.S. carriers were more concerned about fully monetizing their existing users than they were about poaching rivals from the competition during the second quarter of 2016, Barclays analysts say, which likely means the market will remain relatively unchanged from the first quarter. But the space could heat up in a major way during the second half of the year.

Broadcom: LTE-U program proceeding faster than typical Wi-Fi Alliance plan

While the Wi-Fi Alliance has taken plenty of heat for not moving fast enough on the LTE-U/Wi-Fi Coexistence Test Plan, Broadcom is reminding FCC staff that indeed, the program is proceeding at a faster pace than the typical Wi-Fi Alliance program.

Confirmed: Verizon to throttle speeds so prepaid users can stay connected

Verizon said it will launch a service that enables prepaid smartphone customers to stay connected at lower speeds after they've consumed their LTE data allotments.

Verizon, AT&T among finalists as Yahoo bidding comes down to the wire

Final bids for Yahoo's core internet business are due Monday, according to  The New York Times, and the board plans to make a decision on the fate of the assets "soon afterward." Verizon and AT&T are among the final bidders as well as several private equity firms and a consortium led by the founder of Quicken Loans who's backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

CWA complains TDM-to-IP streamlining rules don't ensure broadband internet access

The Communications Workers of America union, which represents wireline employees for telcos including AT&T and Verizon, gave mixed reviews to the FCC's newly adopted Tech Transitions Order, which includes action to streamline telecom providers' requests to discontinue legacy voice services.

Verizon: 95% more customers signed up for new plans than first week of Share Everything availability

Verizon said that its new pricing plans, introduced last week, are more popular among new and existing customers than either the "Verizon Plan" it introduced in 2015 or the "Share Everything" plan Verizon introduced in 2012. Specifically, the carrier said that nearly 95 percent more customers signed up to be on the new Verizon plans during the past week than during the first week of availability of Share Everything in 2012. Verizon added that customers during the past week brought more than double the amount of lines than they did on Share Everything during that plan's first week of availability.