The success of Verizon's online video streaming partnership with Redbox still remains to be seen, but it is likely not the biggest OTT play in the carrier's book. Verizon, along with other major ISPs like Comcast, may be looking to challenge content delivery network providers like Akamai.
AT&T, BT and other traditional telcos' move to migrate more of their customers off TDM-based T1 and E1 access to IP-based services like Ethernet is expected to create a bountiful market opportunity for EFM (Ethernet in the first mile) bonded copper and fiber Ethernet access devices (EADs) vendors.
Verizon might not be interested in buying Dish Network but the company is very interested in snatching up the satcaster's wireless spectrum, according to a news report.
U.S.-based broadband providers are improving their overall network performance, according to the FCC's fourth annual "Measuring Broadband America" report. But the report also said DSL is starting to lag behind.
Telstra Global has added the United States to its growing list of regions--which already includes the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia--where it offers cloud services for its multinational business customers.
Verizon has taken another step in transitioning its copper network to all-fiber in western Fire Island, New York, as the state's Public Service Commission (PUC) said it recommended closing its review of the telco's plans.
Level 3 Communications finally broke its purchasing silence this week, announcing its intent to acquire tw telecom for $5.7 billion, a deal that will immediately enhance its ability to serve an even larger group of U.S. and multinational enterprise customers.
While corporate lawyers for the respective two sides managed to hammer out an interconnection deal back in April, Netflix and Verizon are just now getting down to the technical details behind their peering arrangement. And Netflix-subscribing Verizon ISP customers probably won't see their streaming performance improve until the end of the year.
In the vote between the upstart digital company and the big corporate monoliths, the little disrupter wins every time. Netflix certainly understands this, as it looks for ways to turn public opinion about the rather nuanced, and highly complicated, net neutrality debate in its favor.
Verizon Wireless' topped the national rankings in PCMag 's fifth annual Fastest Mobile Networks testing, with its LTE network getting rave reviews, though the operator's CDMA-based 3G network left a lot to be desired when compared with rival 3G networks. But that is exactly why Verizon has invested so much time and effort to build a first-class LTE network with a massive nationwide footprint.