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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Verizon shows off M2M power of LTE Broadcast with partners Quickplay, D-Link

Verizon Wireless may use its LTE Broadcast network technology to offer inexpensive machine-to-machine services like transmitting new video advertisements to a fleet of taxis. The company demonstrated the technology at the recent CTIA conference, indicating the carrier's interest in using LTE Broadcast for more than just broadcasting sporting events to its customers. The news also highlights how Verizon may profit from the rollout of LTE Broadcast.

The top 5 wireless ads: AT&T leads wireless TV ad spending in August

FierceWireless  has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm  to bring you a monthly snapshot of the wireless industry's advertising spending and effectiveness.

Verizon, Samsung to test enterprise LTE-U femtocells

While Samsung has rolled out hundreds of thousands of 3G femtocells for Verizon Wireless, it's still in the early stages when it comes to LTE femtocells in unlicensed spectrum, or the controversial LTE-U. However, the electronics giant announced it will be engaging in a trial with Verizon using Samsung's LTE-U enterprise femtocells.

Mass. mayors plead with Verizon to bring FiOS to their towns

Verizon may be sticking to its guns that it won't build out FiOS to any new markets, but that has not stopped the mayors from Peabody and Salem, Mass., from pleading with the telco to build out its FTTH service in their towns.

Verizon says TV streaming could be added to Go90; analyst lauds mobile video service

While Verizon's new video service is currently targeted to millennial-age mobile users, it might be expanded later to include over-the-top viewing on living-room TV sets.

Verizon sent out 5M invitations to its customers for Go90 mobile video service

LAS VEGAS-- Verizon Wireless sent out private invitations to 5 million customers for its Go90 over-the-top mobile video service ahead of a nationwide launch later this month, according to a senior Verizon executive.

Verizon's Global Business unit looks to improve operations amidst copper migration, IP price compression challenges

Verizon's Global Business division continues to operate in a challenging environment as the newer IP-based services aren't making up for declines in legacy TDM.

Signals Research finds impact of LTE-U on real-time apps running over Wi-Fi is 'relatively modest'

LAS VEGAS--Research firm Signals Research Group (SRG) presented its third-party assessment of LTE-U and Wi-Fi co-existence at the CTIA Super Mobility 2015 conference Wednesday, showing that the impact of LTE-U on real-time applications running over Wi-Fi was relatively modest and largely comparable to the impact of introducing a new Wi-Fi access point into the channel.

While chasing millennials, Verizon and Comcast should wear a disguise

As my wife put two new Eveready Energizer batteries into an Xbox One controller the other day, I reminded her that those batteries were, up until a few years ago, manufactured by Union Carbide, for decades one of the most unpopular multi-national corporations on earth. Well before the infamous Bhopal tragedy, this was something publicly unpopular companies like Union Carbide understood for years: You've got to use-- or in some cases, not use-- your brand strategically. I wonder if some of the same consumer dynamics hold true as Comcast and Verizon chase millennial-aged customers.

Partnerships will drive smart city initiatives, not ROI

LAS VEGAS-- Partnerships with vendors are key to making smart city initiatives a reality because they allow cities to make investments in infrastructure without taking unnecessary risk – such as investing in platforms that may become outdated. But partnerships alone won't make a smart city a success – it also depends upon the leadership in the city government and the community.