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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UPDATED: Wi-Fi Alliance presents coexistence guidelines; LTE-Forum revises specs to ensure LTE-U coexistence with Wi-Fi

While the Wi-Fi Alliance conducted its first workshop aimed at harmonizing Wi-Fi and LTE-U yesterday, the LTE-U Forum, based on feedback from the Wi-Fi community, has revised  its specifications for LTE-U to be "doubly sure" that LTE-U coexists with Wi-Fi and to provide a "smooth upgrade path" from LTE-U to LAA.

Verizon says Windstream, Incompas want to shift special construction costs to incumbent carriers

Verizon is speaking out against claims made by Windstream and competitive industry forum Incompas that the special construction practices and charges to deliver DS1 services to its retail and wholesale customers aren't consistent across its customer segments.

FirstNet incorporates LTE into network, eyes potential carrier partners

FirstNet, a network created to solve the communication interoperability problems among public-safety officials first uncovered during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is moving to incorporate LTE into its growing network.

Verizon sued for patent infringement by Kudelski

European technology company The Kudelski Group announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Verizon Communications and its AOL subsidiary.

Frontier implements Ericsson's agility suite in Verizon territories it is acquiring

As Frontier moves forward with its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider is getting its back office infrastructure in order by implementing Ericsson's next-gen Agility Suite OSS architecture.

Sigfox gets help from San Francisco to launch IoT network

Sigfox, the French startup that wants to build a global, low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) network, is getting a little help from the City of San Francisco, which is making city property available for Sigfox to mount antennas.

How did AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon compare in network latency in Q3?

How well do U.S. operators perform when it comes to today's 3G/4G LTE networks? Thanks to research by Open Signal,  FierceWireless  is trying to shed some light on the issue. Special Report

3G/4G wireless network latency: How did Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile compare in Q3 2015?

FierceWireless, with partner OpenSignal, is hoping to shed some light onto the latency issue. The firm's charts show exactly how the carriers stacked up against each other in the third quarter across their different network technologies, from LTE to EV-DO Rev. A to eHRPD. In these charts, AT&T showed a slight increase in latency speeds on its LTE network in the third quarter when compared with the operator's results from the second quarter. Sprint remained the carrier with the lowest LTE latency speeds.

Verizon launches ThingSpace to jumpstart the Internet of Things

Verizon says its experience in networks, devices, platforms and applications makes it a good candidate for fixing all that is broken in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company today announced ThingSpace and detailed how it wants to make it easier for developers and others to build for and use the IoT.

Verizon: FCC should avoid creating roadblocks for telcos discontinuing legacy services

As it transitions more of its network from copper to fiber and IP, Verizon says that the FCC should create what it calls a "safe harbor" for discontinuation of legacy TDM-based services.