The third-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry including AT&T, Centurylink, Verizon and others performed.
Boston may be willing to bend over backwards to give Verizon anything it needs to wire up the city with FTTH, but that plea fell on deaf ears as the telco recently told the City Council it won't bring the service to any new areas.
The diverging video strategies of Verizon Communications and AT&T will be on display this week as the companies' finance chiefs face investors. On the one hand, AT&T will have a chance to flesh out its plans to integrate DirecTV following the close of its $48.5 billion deal in July for the pay-TV provider. Meanwhile, Verizon is likely to discuss the early returns of its Go90 over-the-top mobile video service, which launched nationwide to all wireless customers earlier this month.
AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and other ILECs' special access pricing plans are facing a new FCC investigation over claims that these carriers are implementing unreasonable terms and conditions in their plans.
In a new feature conducted with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv, FierceWireless tracks TV advertising spend of the top wireless operators.
FierceWireless has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv to bring you a monthly snapshot of the wireless industry's spending on TV advertising. In September, wireless carriers spent an estimated $169 million on TV advertising. AT&T scored the lead in the category with 35.5 percent of the total, while Verizon took second place at 27 percent and T-Mobile came in third at 10 percent.
Verizon Wireless rolled out a new version of its Verizon Messages app, enabling users to make Wi-Fi calls from their newer iPhones-- with a few caveats.
Verizon told the New York City Council during a hearing this week that it has met its obligations of homes passed with FTTH and that property owner disputes have hampered its ability to reach a number of potential customers.
Verizon is now offering its Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service in Latin America, while adding new sites in Europe and the United States, a move that illustrates its aggressive cloud buildout strategy.
The New York City Council will hold an oversight hearing Oct. 14 to determine whether Verizon has met its obligation to the city as part of its franchise agreement which said that Verizon would outfit the city with FiOS by 2014. The hearing will feature speakers from the Committee on Technology, the Committee on Oversight and Investigations, the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises as well as Verizon representatives and advocacy groups.