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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AT&T to conduct TDM-to-IP transition tests in Alabama, Florida

AT&T is targeting Alabama and Florida as the first two areas where it will conduct tests on all-IP services as part of its broader initiative to shut down its copper and TDM-based network in 2020.

TV Everywhere progress threatened by over-the-top video

A look at the mobile video apps Sprout NOW and USA Network NOW that Comcast's NBCUniversal has launched for two of its cable networks show both the progress the industry has made with TV Everywhere, and how over-the-top-video could shake up the sector.

Vodafone picks Ericsson, NSN for Project Spring deals

BARCELONA, Spain--Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) are proving to be beneficiaries of Vodafone's Verizon Wireless windfall, as the Swedish and Finnish vendors have just won five-year deals under the operator's £7 billion (€8.5 billion) Project Spring network investment programme.  

MobiTV: HDMI dongle could power TV Everywhere services for wireless carriers

MobiTV said it is pitching wireless carriers an HDMI dongle similar to Google's Chromecast device that could be used to deliver video programming to multiple devices in subscriber homes, including TVs, tablets and smartphones.

Windstream settles broadband advertising suit with Georgia for $600K

Windstream has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a suit with the Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Protection over claims that the service provider did not deliver the advertised DSL speeds to its users, reports  WGCL-TV, a  CBS affiliate based in Atlanta.

Disney teams with Apple on cloud-based Disney Movies Anywhere

Pay-TV distributors will face new competition for sales of paid video-on-demand movies with the launch of a cloud-based movie service that Walt Disney Co. launched Tuesday with Apple.

AT&T to expand Digital Life into business, healthcare markets

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility plans to expand its Digital Life home automation service into two new markets: business and healthcare. The action represents the carrier's efforts to expand the platform beyond its current market of individual home security and automation.

Could Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger go the way of TCI-Bell Atlantic?

As the industry weighs the impact of Comcast's merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, I thought it would be good to take a look at what happened to the TCI-Bell Atlantic deal that happened 33 years ago. Are there lessons from that failed merger that would be useful to consider when we gauge the prospects of the Comcast-TWC deal?

Verizon names Walden head of new product development and management group

In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at Verizon's announcement Monday that it has named Verizon Wireless veteran Marni Walden the head of a new product and development and management group.

Verizon, Sprint lead on delivering mobile data traffic over LTE

Verizon Wireless and Sprint far outpace AT&T and T-Mobile US when it comes to the percentage of customers with LTE-enabled smartphones who see 91 to 100 percent of their mobile usage going over LTE rather than 3G, according to a new report from Mobidia and Informa Telecoms & Media.