Tracking the performance of AT&T, Verizon and others in Q1 2015

Now that the first-quarter 2015 earnings-reporting season has begun, FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.

The first quarter was a time of transition for a number of the major telcos. Verizon (NYSE: VZ) announced that it would sell its wireline holdings in three states to Frontier. Meanwhile, AT&T (NYSE: T) is looking to complete its acquisition of DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV), a deal that will immediately expand its video footprint.

But the action isn't limited to the Tier 1 providers. Besides its deal to buy Verizon's properties in California, Florida and Texas, Frontier has begun a new leadership era, with Dan McCarthy taking over the CEO reins from Maggie Wilderotter.

Several vendors are entering a new era as well. Nokia (NYSE:NOK) could re-establish itself in the wireline-equipment segment if its proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is successful.

Check here throughout the reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.

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