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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Ranking the top wireless carriers in Q2

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.

How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint stacked up in Q2 2015

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.

Verizon taps HuffPo CEO Jimmy Maymann to run its forthcoming mobile video service

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.

Verizon adds Discovery programming to mobile video service

Discovery Communications said it made a deal to sell long- and short-form programming to Verizon for its upcoming mobile video service.

Verizon, unions continue talks after current deal expires

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.

No strike yet: Verizon, CWA, IBEW unions to continue negotiations as contract expires

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, CWA reach labor agreement covering workers in Texas and Missouri

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.

Report: Comcast's 2011 MVNO deal with Verizon full of pricing and packing hurdles

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.

LTE-U interference concerns continue to fester

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.

New York mayors chime in on Verizon-CWA union negotiations, FiOS rollouts

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.