CBS's 60 Minutes created something of a stir over the weekend when it reported on a vulnerability in the worldwide mobile exchange system that continues to allow hackers to access others' wireless data using nothing but a phone number. But if U.S. operators are terrified about any dangers the flaw may represent to their customers, they don't seem to be showing it.
When Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) could not come to an agreement over various issues related to health care and pensions, they went on strike at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13.
Verizon and Hearst are expanding further into digital content and advertising with the joint acquisition of Complex Media, an online publisher that targets young males.
Verizon met with FCC officials last week to urge them not to adopt rules that would require broadband providers to obtain their customers' permission before using consumer data to send targeted ads.
CenturyLink and Frontier have joined forces to petition the FCC over the ongoing special access regulation issue, arguing that the FCC should not re-impose new regulations on wholesale services ILECs provide to CLECs.
Cogent Communications may have faced a number of challenges in recent years, but BTIG Research has forecast that wholesale services and business services could drive double digit revenue growth in the first quarter of 2016, marking the first time it has done so since the second quarter of 2014.
Representatives from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) continued to lock horns with Verizon management in Philadelphia over the wireline workforce's health care, pension and job security.
Verizon is using the OnCue technology it acquired from Intel in 2014 to launch a new IP-based pay-TV service later this year, according to Variety.
While Verizon had little time to fete its win with Boston after some 40,000 wireline workers on the East Coast went on strike last week, its $300 million fiber investment in the city is something to celebrate.
Verizon appears well positioned to acquire Yahoo's online assets as the deadline nears for preliminary bids. And as expected, AT&T and Google parent Alphabet reportedly aren't in the running.