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's new union terms after strike could hurt 2016 results, analysts say

Verizon and the around 36,000 CWA and IBEW workers were able to reach new terms and tentatively end the strike on May 30. But Jefferies analysts anticipate the new deal with union members could impact fiscal 2016 for the telecom giant.

Radisys names Verizon as customer for its FlowEngine system

It's not Radisys' only customer, but it's a pretty big one for being the first one it's given clearance to identify publicly: Verizon is using the Radisys FlowEngine Intelligent Traffic Distribution System as part of its SDN-enabled platform.

Verizon Northeast region president says higher education, diverse biz community drew FiOS to Boston

With Verizon finally ending its self-imposed FiOS service deployment moratorium in April with an announcement of plans to bring the FTTH service to Boston, FierceTelecom interviewed Donna Cupelo, Northeast regional president for Verizon, to get some insight into the company's Bean Town strategy.

AT&T likely won't beat Verizon in bidding for Yahoo, analyst says

AT&T is unlikely to mount a serious bid for Yahoo, according to the financial analysts at Barclays. Thus, Verizon appears to remain the leading buyer for the internet company.

Level 3 to discontinue some legacy TDM business voice services

Level 3 Communications has asked for the FCC's permission to shut down a number of its legacy voice services in Portland, Oregon, signaling a desire to advance its IP-based cloud services strategy.

Verizon's 'Vision Zero' smart city effort rolling out in Boston

Verizon is launching a smart city technology trial with Boston called "Vision Zero." The trial will include a combination of traffic and public safety plans and is set to run from June through December. As FierceTelecom reports, Vision Zero will look at the corridor along Massachusetts Avenue to address various issues including traffic management, traffic signaling and congestion, as well as public safety with a particular focus on pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Sprint promises more famous switchers will follow Verizon's 'Can you hear me now' guy, Paul Marcarelli

Sprint yesterday launched a new ad campaign featuring Verizon's retired "Can you hear me now?" spokesman and his switch to Sprint service, and a Sprint executive promised the carrier will announce additional well-known people in the future as part of its "The switch is real" marketing effort. The effort is intended to entice Verizon and AT&T customers to Sprint by arguing the carrier's network is as reliable as the networks of its larger rivals.

Verizon's Boston FiOS build could be a blueprint for further expansion

Verizon recently did an about-face on its moratorium for new FiOS FTTH expansions by announcing a six-year, $300 million deal to build out FiOS in Boston that will begin this year. In  FierceTelecom 's latest feature, I take a look at how Verizon found that bringing its FiOS network to Boston will fulfill not only residential service needs, but also other purposes like wireless backhaul and emerging smart city applications.

Verizon's Boston FiOS rollout focuses on community, holistic use strategy

Verizon ended its self-imposed FiOS FTTH service deployment moratorium in April, announcing plans to build out FTTH to Boston. Under a six-year plan, Verizon will invest $300 million to replace the city's aging copper network infrastructure with fiber. Why the sudden about-face?

Long haul, metro DWDM grew 20 percent year-over-year, says analyst firm

Driven by new deployments from U.S.-based providers Verizon and other Tier 1 Chinese operators, the long haul and WDM metro optical system market segments grew 20 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016.