On Feb. 21, Verizon Communications expects to close the world's biggest financial transaction in more than a decade: The $130 billion acquisition of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has said "One Verizon" will arise out of the combination of Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless. But what exactly will One Verizon do that Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications cannot?
Verizon is looking to entice more FiOS Fiber to the Home (FTTH) subscribers by offering new triple-play customers the chance to lock their monthly rate for two years if they sign up for service before April 19.
Bell Canada doubled the amount of net broadband customer additions, adding 15,690 subscribers during the fourth quarter, up from the 7,269 customers it added in the fourth quarter of 2012. At the end of 2013, Bell had a total 2.18 million broadband customers, a 2.7 percent increase over 2012.
Brazil regional service provider Sercomtel continues to see copper cable theft incidents rising in its service areas, reporting that thieves stole 1,724 meters of telephone cables in January alone.
AT&T wants to buy advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) from Phoenix, Ariz.-based cable MSO Cable One that it could use to expand its LTE network, according to an FCC notice.
I thought separate meetings I had last week with the top video executives at Comcast and Verizon would help answer questions about their strategy with new technology platforms like X1 and LTE multicast. But my interview with Verizon's Shawn Strickland left me with many more questions.
LTE Broadcast is picking up momentum, with the latest news coming from Australia, where local telco Telstra conducted a demo of the technology for users at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Pay TV distributors will face new competition from the National Football League this summer, when the league plans to launch an over-the-top video network called NFL Now which will be available on Internet connected devices and to Verizon Wireless subscribers through the LTE multicast platform it is developing.
The FCC is getting ready to conduct IP service transition tests, a move that was lauded by U.S. incumbent telco AT&T, which says that current regulations don't apply to the emerging IP-based wireline network environment.
Verizon will begin deploying its next-generation FiOS Media Server at the end of the first quarter, Shawn Strickland, VP for video in the company's product group, told FierceCable.