After an Oct. 19 webinar hosted by FirstNet that laid out its key criteria in selecting a partner, analysts from Evercore ISI are standing by their prediction that Verizon could partner with FirstNet.
TDS may be a sizeable wireline telco, but in areas where it operates as a competitive provider serving businesses it faces a number of challenges in getting access to wholesale services from other larger ILECs like AT&T and Verizon.
Cable powerhouse Comcast will execute on its MVNO deal with Verizon and will launch some sort of wireless offering-- most likely a Wi-Fi-first service-- sometime next year, according to analysts from New Street Research.
Verizon Wireless customers who have managed to hang onto unlimited data plans will not see their speeds throttled even if they use large amounts of data, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.
Five years after the FCC called for data on the state of the special access marketplace from just a portion of the providers offering special access, the agency appears poised to modify contracts and embark on a new round of rate regulation based on market data from 2010 to 2012. This would not be a concern if, in fact, the market for special access services had stagnated in 2012 with prices and providers remaining constant; however, that is not the case. Why should we care if the FCC premises a new set of pricing regulations on outdated information?
What is Verizon's go90, really? One analyst is arguing that the key reason the carrier launched the mobile-first over-the-top video service is not to upend current online video business models, but a much simpler and purportedly more lucrative reason: to collect data on users that it can sell to advertisers.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America have carved out a tentative agreement representing employees in the carrier's Southeast territory, clearing another potential hurdle with its wireline workforce.
It sounds like Comcast and perhaps Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications may be preparing to execute on their MVNO deals with Verizon and that offering, as rumored, will probably be a Wi-Fi-first mobile service.
Verizon Communications plans to participate in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, but the company is more interested in acquiring higher-band spectrum for capacity, according to a senior Verizon executive.
Verizon may be selling off a sizeable piece of its wireline network base to Frontier, but the service provider will have a concentrated FTTH base allowing it to effectively compete with Altice when the France-based company completes its Cablevision acquisition.