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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5G, Internet of Things, LTE-U drive wireless tech in 2015- Year in Review

In some ways, 2015 was a great deal about a technology that A) doesn't yet exist; B) isn't even defined by standards bodies and C) won't come to fruition for four or five years, by most accounts. That technology is 5G, and if you don't know what all the fuss is about, don't worry. You will soon enough.

Verizon's wireline woes, on-demand Ethernet, and cable's business play grabbed the headlines in 2015- Year in Review

As we end another year here at FierceTelecom,  it's time to reflect on the major news themes of the past year in the telecom industry's wireline segment. For this issue of  FierceTelecom, we are serving up our seventh annual Year in Review issue. The year 2015 was a time again of transition and, arguably, disruption in the wireline segment on three fronts: regulatory, consolidation, and technology.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Level 3, and Verizon Business get invited to the DoD $4.3B services contract

AT&T, CenturyLink, Level 3, Verizon Business and a host of other service providers got their tickets to participate in the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to compete for contracts worth up to $4.3 billion.

Verizon says FCC's submarine cable reporting plan will burden redundant system operators

Verizon said it is concerned that the FCC's proposed new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator could place burdensome requirements on submarine cable providers.

Berg Insight: Cellular M2M subscribers to reach 1B by 2022

The global number of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) subscribers is expected to reach 265.2 million at the end of 2015.

Verizon's McAdam lobbies for LTE-U, higher spectrum bands for 5G

Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam paid a visit to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's office last week where he urged the commission to act quickly to make spectrum bands above 24 GHz available for mobile broadband. He also made a point to describe how LTE-U will allow wireless companies to provide customers with a better broadband experience, according to a Verizon ex parte filing with the FCC.

Real-time text with audio, video can replace AT&T's TTY service, joint study says

A study by Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Sweden's Omnitor into real-time text (RTT) concludes that RTT together with audio and video in smartphones with additional alerting features is the way to go for accessible electronic communication.

Wi-Fi Alliance takes lead in controversial LTE-U test development

Heading into 2016, the Wi-Fi Alliance is confident the industry can reach a consensus on LTE-U in unlicensed spectrum, and it's demonstrating its ability to bring a diverse set of stakeholders to the table that are committed to develop a testing system that ensures LTE-U products fairly coexist with Wi-Fi. All of which is key if the industry is to avoid tighter scrutiny by the FCC.

Wheeler asks Comcast, AT&T and T-Mobile to explain data cap exemptions

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sent letters to Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, summoning them to a Jan. 15 meeting to explain their various data-cap exemptions.

AT&T fetes big year for Internet of Things connections

A couple weeks after rival Verizon announced the availability of the world's first Cat 1 LTE network features for the Internet of Things, AT&T wants to make sure everyone is aware that it signed more than 300 IoT deals in 2015-- and ended up connecting 25 million connected devices to boot.