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Lowenstein's View: What's next for Verizon?

Over the past couple of weeks, we've witnessed two deals in the ever-consolidating communications and media industries: Verizon-AOL, and Charter acquiring TWC and Bright House Networks. The broadband business now looks like the wireless business, with Comcast and Charter owning some 60 percent of the market and four (rather than two) players splitting most of the remaining 40 percent. I think this is a good opportunity to take a closer look at Verizon, and what might be next for the company.

Comcast notifies Atlanta customers of rate hike, says it's just part of earlier announced price increases

Comcast has issued a memo to customers in the Atlanta area, warning them about rate increases set to take effect July 1.

8x8 acquires DXI for $25.3M, strengthens its contact center capabilities

8x8 has signed an agreement to acquire privately held UK-based DXI for $25.3 million, a deal that will enhance its contact center capabilities.

TWC's Marcus set to pocket $85M with analysts predicting smoother regulatory sailing for Charter deal

Forced to lick his financial wounds after the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal with a relatively pedestrian 2014 salary of just $34.6 million, TWC CEO Rob Marcus can once again sleep soundly, knowing that his retirement savings plan is back on sound footing.

Russian carriers push to catch up in LTE race

Despite low LTE penetration, Russian mobile operators are starting to close the gap with their Western European counterparts in terms of LTE deployments, even though the government has never held an auction for LTE spectrum.  Special report

Analysts: Charter's Time Warner Cable deal could signal shift into wireless

Charter Communications' $56.7 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable is about more than just the pay-TV and home broadband market--it could also lead to a more assertive push into the wireless realm by the two companies and other cable players, according to financial and industry analysts.

Verizon says fewer customers are purchasing battery backup for fiber home voice services

Verizon is finding that as more of its customers migrate over to FiOS or it switches copper customers onto a fiber-based voice connection, more of its customers are increasingly using their cell phones as their voice connection during a power outage.

Tivo's $27.5M acquisition of Cubiware boosts its international presence

With better-than-expected quarterly results, an announcement that it's acquired middleware provider Cubiware, and rumors increasing that TiVo is working out a way to provide a linear OTT service using the tech it acquired from defunct Aereo, analysts are looking on the DVR maker with a more favorable eye.

Cisco: Wi-Fi, cellular data to make up 67% of all IP traffic in 2019

Mobile data traffic is going to more than triple its share of total global IP data traffic during the next several years, according to a new report from network vendor Cisco Systems.

Deutsche Telekom extends quad-play strategy to Romania

Deutsche Telekom extended its quad-play strategy to a third European market after Telekom Romania this week officially launched Magenta One plans.