Verizon is pulling its most popular widget, YouTube, from its FiOS interactive menu, the carrier has informed its existing customers. A direct Internet stream will be available to new set-tops starting later this year for subscribers who want to access the Google-owned video service.
How different are broadband subscription prices among U.S. wireline providers? With the continuing competitive challenges brought by cable operators, a key metric of choice among telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and other independent incumbents is in how they price their services. ( Image source: iStockPhoto )
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at pricing of high-speed Internet services offered by AT&T, Verizon and other telcos.
Dish Network submitted a $25.5 billion offer to acquire Sprint Nextel Corp.-- a deal that could help it compete with the quadruple-play bundles marketed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and other pay TV rivals.
In a significant blow to U.S. mobile market leaders AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the U.S. Department of Justice called on the FCC to ensure Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA have ample opportunity to acquire 600 MHz spectrum that will be made available via 2014's incentive auctions of TV broadcast frequencies.
With DirecTV, AT&T's U-verse TV and Suddenlink Communications refusing to carry new regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston six months after its launch, the distributors are facing increased pressure from city officials in Houston.
NTT, AT&T and Verizon, a new Infonetics report reveals, were the three dominant revenue generators in world's top 60 service providers.
AT&T, which is expanding its LTE rollout to include less densely populated areas, released a list of 77 new markets where it will make LTE service available by summer's end.
Verizon and NEC tested the ability to transmit 40.5 Tbps over a distance of 1,800 km and 54.2 Tbps over a regional distance of more than 630 km, using one of its existing fiber loops outside Dallas.
LAS VEGAS--Video accounts for 50 percent of Verizon Wireless' network traffic today and by 2017 the carrier estimates video will make up two-thirds of all traffic over the network. Speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters conference here yesterday, Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam said that the company's investment in its LTE network is what is making the delivery of that video possible.