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Verizon to focus on ad-based business model for OTT video offering

Verizon Wireless will employ an advertising-based model for its planned over-the-top mobile video service, which a top executive at the carrier predicted could become a multibillion-dollar business over time. And that's the major reason why Verizon Communications just spent $4.4 billion to buy AOL.

Service providers' business VoIP revenue offsets sluggish residential growth, says Infonetics

As residential VoIP services like Vonage and Magic Jack remain sluggish, service providers are finding new revenue opportunities in the business segment, one that Infonetics said helped offset residential declines.

Frontier: 1 Gig Ethernet requests up 60% over 2014

Frontier Communications is seeing more retail small and medium business (SMB) customers starting to migrate to 1 Gbps Ethernet connections, with requests increasing by 60 percent over 2014. Lisa Partridge, senior manager of data market management for Frontier, told  FierceTelecom  that customers that were traditionally satisfied with 20-50 Mbps now want 1 Gbps Ethernet connections.

AT&T lights 1 Gig service in Nashville, but trails Comcast's 2 Gbps offering

AT&T has debuted its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service GigaPower in Nashville, Tenn., and surrounding communities where it will face off with Comcast and its faster 2 Gbps offering.

Telcos, cable, CLECs continue to address the thirst for on-net fiber connections

He who has more fiber wins. In other words, the service provider that has a fiber-rich network is more competitive in the business and wholesale services race. In our new feature  From AT&T to Fatbeam: The top 10 (and more) biggest providers of fiber in the U.S.,  FierceTelecom  looks at who has the most connected fiber.

Citigroup: After it closes on AOL, Verizon should buy Dish Network

Citigroup says that after it finishes digesting AOL, Verizon should seek to acquire Dish Network. "This AOL deal suggests a legacy business did not get in the way of Verizon's strategic aspirations," wrote Citigroup analyst Michael Rollins in a report sent to investors last week, after Verizon announced its $4.4 billion deal to acquire AOL. 

AT&T's Stephenson: DirecTV buy will create streaming powerhouse

One year to the day after first announcing his company's plan to buy DirecTV, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson reiterated his position that the acquisition will give his company a dominant position in streaming video.

CenturyLink hunts for $150M profit in 2015, banking on businesses, FTTT strategy

As CenturyLink looks to build its revenue back into profitability, R. Stewart Ewing, the carrier's executive vice president and chief financial officer, said that he sees three opportunities to add $140 million to $150 million to its profit in the second half of 2015.

From Verizon to AT&T, rating the top wireless carriers Q1 performances

Sadly, 2015's first-quarter earnings season for the wireless industry has come to a close. But now the real fun begins. We can now measure how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up...

NTelos CEO mum on rumors of merger with Shentel, but says board is looking at strategic opportunities

The CEO of regional carrier and Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless declined to discuss speculation that nTelos will be taken over by peer Shenandoah Telecommunications (better known as Shentel). However, nTelos CEO Rodney Dir last week said that the company's board is focused on improving shareholder value and potential strategic opportunities.