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 to use Smith Micro's NetWise middleware platform

Verizon has inked a deal with Smith Micro to use the company's NetWise data and device management product for an undisclosed service. Smith Micro said it expects revenues from its new Verizon contract to start rolling in in the fourth quarter.

Verizon alum Stuart Elby tapped to lead Infinera's cloud networks group

Stu Elby, one of Verizon's key technologists, has taken up new digs at Infinera, where he will serve as the optical vendor's vice president of cloud network strategy and technology.

Verizon defends new network management policy as 'measured and fair' in response to FCC

Verizon Wireless said in a letter to the FCC that its new "network optimization" policy on its LTE network is "a measured and fair step" that will ensure that heavy wireless data users "not disadvantage all others in the sharing of network resources during times of high demand." The carrier also said the practice is widely used among wireless carriers.

Windstream makes Avaya-based UCaaS service nationally available

Windstream is enhancing its bond with its managed service customer base by making Avaya's Aura Unified Communications (UC) solution as a cloud-based offering available on a national basis via its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) product.

Verizon Digital Media Services advances online video play with thePlatform partnership

Verizon's Digital Media Services (VDMS) unit is enhancing its own move into the online video space by establishing a strategic alliance with white-label video management provider thePlatform, reports  FierceOnlineVideo.

Will AT&T, Verizon follow Windstream down the REIT asset path?

Windstream got the attention of the telecom world and financial community on Tuesday when it announced that it would spin off parts of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Not surprisingly, this development quickly fueled speculation that other service providers could, or are considering, a similar move.

AT&T and Netflix struck interconnection deal in May, companies reveal

That time in early June, when AT&T legislative affairs chief Jim Cicconi zinged Netflix for "double talk" in the net neutrality debate? Just part of the honeymoon, it appears.

Comcast targets Google and Verizon with Florida fiber launch

With ample deployments based on DOCSIS 3.0, Comcast is still very much committed to its hybrid fiber coax network. But the MSO's proposal to build a fiber-to-the-home network supporting 530 homes in Sun Valley, Fla., shows it also has plenty of interest in competing with Google and Verizon for fiber-based broadband services.

Verizon's symmetric FiOS speeds take upper hand over cable's upstream DOCSIS limitations

Verizon may be reaching the upper limit of penetration for fiber to the home (FTTH), but its move to provide symmetric speeds across all of its service offerings shows its desire once again to beat cable with fiber--particularly in the upstream direction.

Verizon's comprehensive tablet strategy is leading the way

Verizon Wireless is quietly building a major business around tablets, one that could help the carrier maintain its leading position as rivals undercut its prices and overcome its LTE coverage advantage.  Verizon's tablet strategy has become significantly clearer during the past several months, and it's definitely an important strategy.