AT&T, Verizon, others look to high-band spectrum to clear a path to 5G

A sizeable amount of high-band spectrum currently in the FCC's hands is increasingly catching the attention of carriers like AT&T and Verizon, who have lofty 5G ambitions. Where is that spectrum available?

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Verizon customers’ perception of FiOS, wireless drops as worker strike rages on

As Verizon's wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue with their labor strike, consumers' view of FiOS and Verizon Wireless have plummeted.

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Verizon’s wireless business targeted by striking employees

“Don't buy Verizon Wireless” is the latest strategy that Verizon's 40,000 unionized wireline workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), are employing in their ongoing battle with the telecom giant.

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Zayo’s small cell, backhaul investments poised to pay off as 5G, IoT come to the fore

Zayo Group is getting increased attention from investment analysts thanks to its ongoing buildout of fiber to the tower and dark fiber, which positions it to benefit from pending deployments of 5G by major operators like AT&T and Verizon.

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Fixed Network Now Drives Just 7% of Verizon Operating Income

If you wanted a one-sentence description of how the U.S. fixed network business has been transformed over the last 15 years, here it is: “Wireline now accounts for less than 30 percent of Verizon’s total operating revenues, down from 60 percent in 2000, and less than seven percent of our operating income,” noted Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Verizon generated $127.1 billion of total revenues. Fully $87.6 billion revenues, 69 percent of total, came from the mobile segment. Verizon generated $38.4 billion revenues, 30 percent of the total, from fixed networks.

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Netflix’s mobile throttling raises ire of AT&T, American Cable Association

Netflix's admission of lowering video resolution on wireless networks from AT&T and Verizon without customer consent has drawn fire from AT&T and the American Cable Association (ACA).

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Lawmakers plead with Verizon to resolve labor issue with wireline workforce

A group of 20 U.S. senators have asked Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam to resolve its dispute with wireline union workers.

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Verizon Go90 "Off to a Slow Start," But it Doesn’t Matter

The Verizon Wireless Go90 mobile video service is “off to a slow start,” says a UBS report, based on a study of app downloads at the Apple iOS store. “Go90 appears to be off to a slow start, with its best showing around number 300 when ranked against all apps in the iTunes store and number 20 when ranked against other entertainment apps,” the UBS report says. “We believe Go90 will be hard-pressed to mount a meaningful challenge to mobile video and social networking leaders YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Netflix and Hulu,” says analyst John Hodulik. Many observers would agree with all the initial assertions

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Time Warner Cable, Comcast threaten AT&T and Verizon Ethernet market status

Time Warner Cable, Comcast and other cable operators continue to make a dent in the Ethernet market, challenging incumbent telcos AT&T and Verizon as well as Level 3 in the U.S. Ethernet market.

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Phoenix Suns Tickets Earn Free Gigabytes from Verizon Wireless

The Phoenix Suns have partnered with Verizon to offer mobile data usage when customers buy tickets to attend games. That use of sponsored data sheds even more light on the many ways brands can take advantage of sponsored data for promotions, even if some do not want apps to be able to do so. Fans can earn up to 11 GB of data during the current season, Verizon says .

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Tracking the Fallout From the Verizon/XO Deal

The dust from the announcement of the Verizon/XO deal has had a day or so to settle now.  Let’s ramble on a bit about a few unanswered questions, both from the past and for the future. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Verizon Best U.S. Mobile Network Nationally, Rootmetrics Says

With the caveat that any network will be better than another at any specific location, RootMetrics  says that in the second half 2015 , Verizon’s performance across the United States continues to set the pace, leading the mobile network race in nearly all aspects of testing. “This was Verizon’s fifth consecutive time receiving the United States Overall Performance RootScore Award,” Rootmetrics said. For the fourth consecutive national report, AT&T was the only carrier other than Verizon to win or share a RootScore award at the national level. The overall national scores: 1 – Verizon (94.5) 2 – AT&T (91.3) 3 – Sprint (86.0) 4 – T-Mobile (80.9) Sprint showed improvements in the second half of 2015 at the national level, Rootmetrics says.

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Verizon Will Sell Keeper Enterprise to its Business Customers

Keeper, which says it is the leading enterprise password management software platform, has announced a new distribution partnership with Verizon.   AT&T and Orange also supply Keeper to consumers and enterprises. Beginning in January 2016, Verizon will begin selling Keeper Enterprise to its corporate customers as part of  the Verizon Partner Program.

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AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon led wireless advertising in 2015

Whether it is Verizon's colored balls commercial or T-Mobile CEO John Legere's infamous competition rants, it's clear that wireless operators spend a lot of money advertising their brands.

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As Frontier deal wraps, Verizon’s Mead will end reign as head of strategic initiatives

Verizon filed an 8K form with the SEC that said that Dan Mead, EVP and president of strategic initiatives, will no longer be responsible for Verizon's strategic initiatives as of Dec. 31 but will continue to report to CEO Lowell McAdam.

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As Frontier deal wraps, Verizon’s Mead will end reign as head of strategic initiatives

Verizon filed an 8K form with the SEC that said that Dan Mead, EVP and president of strategic initiatives, will no longer be responsible for Verizon's strategic initiatives as of Dec. 31 but will continue to report to CEO Lowell McAdam.

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Who Will Defect to Sprint Because of New "Half Off" Offer?

This chart tells you why some analysts are queasy about Sprint’s new  half off  offer for current subscribers of T-Mobile US, Verizon or AT&T mobile services.  Some might note that the half-off offer had initially be restricted to consumers on AT&T and Verizon networks.  The latest offer adds T-Mobile US.  So some might argue that the likely impact will potentially be felt most by T-Mobile US, the reason being that customers of AT&T and Verizon who found the half-off offer compelling already would have taken advantage of the offer. 

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Verizon: FCC should avoid creating roadblocks for telcos discontinuing legacy services

As it transitions more of its network from copper to fiber and IP, Verizon says that the FCC should create what it calls a “safe harbor” for discontinuation of legacy TDM-based services.

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Current Revenue Opportunities Dictate AT&T, Verizon Linear Video Strategies

It might not have seemed obvious, a few years ago, what stance either AT&T or Verizon “should” take towards future video entertainment strategy. Both firms had modest share of the linear video business, even if video was an essential ingredient for the triple play anchor service. Today, AT&T and Verizon are taking different tacks to video entertainment. AT&T has made a bigger commitment to linear video. Verizon is emphasizing mobile video

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Comcast Begins Move into Mobile Services

The waiting is almost over: Comcast Corp. is planning to launch its own mobile service . As some of us recall, the deal called for an initial right to resell Verizon service, but later the ability to act as a mobile virtual network operator. That suggests the first steps will involve Comcast bundling mobile service (still branded as “Verizon” service) with triple-play bundles.

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