Erik Huggers, the top executive at OTT cloud initiative OnCue, is leaving the company just five months after Intel sold it to Verizon.
Verizon is wasting no time firing back at critics who say its plan to retire copper facilities in Ocean View, Va., and Belle Harbor, N.Y., is going to cause harm to consumers.
Now, 2.6 million residents and businesses spread across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will be able to record 12 TV shows simultaneously. Verizon announced this week that it has expanded the rollout of its FiOS Quantum TV service to subscribers in these areas, building on a launch that began April 1 in North Texas and Harrisburg, Penn.
With Internet service providers including Comcast and Verizon currently kicking up controversy for charging high-traffic generating video programmers for special access to their networks, Google took the opportunity Wednesday to strategically position its nascent Google Fiber ISP service.
Verizon is bringing its Healthcare Enabled Services to five additional data centers as a way to help the healthcare industry meet the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements for safeguarding electronic protected health information.
Verizon Wireless said it will conduct the first commercial test of what it calls LTE Multicast technology with a live broadcast of this Sunday's IndyCar Series race. The broadcast will incorporate video of the race as well as in-car footage and footage from cameras installed around the track. Verizon also named some of its LTE Multicast technology vendors including Ericsson, Samsung and MobiTV.
Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, AT&T CFO John Stephens said the carrier considered a purchase of Dish Network's spectrum holdings, but ultimately decided against making a move over concerns that regulators at the FCC and Department of Justice might squash the deal.
Verizon Wireless reiterated its plans to launch VoLTE sometime this year, and said that when it launches the service the carrier will offer a "robust line" of VoLTE-capable smartphones and video calling services. Verizon's announcement likely is an effort to counter rival AT&T Mobility's own VoLTE launch, scheduled for Friday in a handful of markets on one phone.
Sprint has filed a lawsuit against two FairPoint subsidiaries, Verizon and Windstream over claims that they are improperly billing for switched-access charges on wireless calls, reports Channel Partners.
Verizon may still be one of the largest telco TV players, but the telco is seeing that in the markets where it offers its FiOS services, wireline broadband is becoming the dominant product.