With the second quarter earnings season finally behind us, we can now assess some of the telecom sector's key verticals. The latest FierceWireless special report gets help from Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson, who has assembled three slides providing an in-depth look at how Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Sprint performed in the second quarter.
The second-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, so now it's time to see how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics. Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson has assembled these slides that provide an in-depth look at how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile US and Sprint performed in the second quarter of 2015. Dawson's research covers relatively standard metrics including revenue growth and net adds, but also includes deep dives into prepaid vs. postpaid performance, subscriber acquisitions vs. losses, and more.
Jimmy Maymann, currently serving as chief executive of the Huffington Post, is being promoted to oversee Verizon's upcoming mobile video service, as well as AOL's consumer brands.
Discovery Communications said it made a deal to sell long- and short-form programming to Verizon for its upcoming mobile video service.
Verizon continues its negotiations with two key unions, and has so far avoided a work stoppage, even though its current collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday.
Verizon and members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions said they will continue negotiating a new labor contract covering 39,000 workers after the current one expired on Saturday.
Frontier has reached another labor agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 6, covering workers in Texas and Missouri, clearing another key issue as it proceeds with its acquisition of Verizon'swireline assets in Texas, California and Florida.
While Comcast's 2011 MVNO agreement with Verizon has been widely viewed as an easy entry point for the MSO to create a Wi-Fi-first mobile service, the four-year-old deal actually presents Comcast with a range of pricing and packaging challenges.
It's no secret that wireless operators like Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US are closely monitoring the progress around LTE-Unlicensed technology because both are anxious to deploy the technology as a way to meet burgeoning capacity demands. But the technology is not without controversy.
A group of mayors in New York have joined the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in their current union labor negotiations with Verizon Communications, while asking the telco to bring its fiber-to-the-home FiOS service to their communities.