Verizon Wireless recently offered reporters a glimpse into its strategy for ensuring communications during natural disasters and other major events.
Samsung launched a FiOS TV app on Tuesday that Verizon's video subscribers can use to stream 26 live TV channels on connected TVs and Blu-ray players from the consumer electronics manufacturer.
While most cable and satellite TV providers are reporting that they lost basic video subscribers during the second quarter, Cablevision said its video subscriber count remained flat during the quarter and that it grew high-speed Internet and telephone customers.
Motorola and Verizon have apparently quietly resurrected the Motorola Corvair Android tablet in a FiOS customer survey. The action has prompted Web speculation that the two companies are again looking at the possibilities of moving FiOS onto the Android platform and are helping matters along by giving or selling subscribers a tablet to access FiOS content.
Unions representing Verizon technicians say they may stage a walkout as soon as Aug. 10, unless they make more progress on contract negotiations with the company.
A walkout by Verizon's 45,000 CWA and IBEW workers this week is a distinct possibility, according to statements by union officials and mediators, because negotiations for a new contract since last year's strike have gone nowhere.
DirecTV expects to report increased subscriber churn during the third quarter, as a result of a now-resolved dispute with Viacom, which left subscribers unable to watch Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and 15 other networks for 10 days in July, CEO Mike White said Thursday.
Ihab Tarazi, Verizon's Vice President of Global Network Planning, was named Monday as the new chairman of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).
ZTE's 890L mobile hotspot device, marketed by Verizon Wireless, has a host of critical security flaws, according to researchers at Lift Security.
Netflix believes that streaming is the way to go and it's what consumers want. The company has essentially hung its hat--and its business future--on the idea that it's successful DVD rental business is so last decade and its streaming service is so now. Unfortunately, for the video purveyor, Consumer Reports disagrees.