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Posts tagged “Verizon”

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Premium Lock Verizon model may be path to salvation for entertainment providers

The Broadband Report       Analysis: As recent earnings reports show quite clearly, the TV advertising model is at risk and needs to evolve, writes Seth Ulinski, senior analyst for advertising technology, at Technology Business Research. Is Verizon showing the way to survive with its deal to buy AOL?

Updated August 26

Republic Wireless CEO sees growing threat from big carriers in Wi-Fi

Republic Wireless in Raleigh is one of the leading providers for Wi-Fi based wireless phone services, and its CEO tells The Wall Street Journal that he sees a growing threat from big carriers such as Verizon to the Wi-Fi calling business.

David Morken, CEO, Republic Wireless David Morken, CEO, Republic Wireless

Updated August 18

Verizon, AT&T share No.1 in NC wireless service; Verizon wins nationally

Wireless coverage Competition for customers among the top four wireless providers remains intense - and close - with Verizon nosing past AT&T for the top spot nationally as calculated by independent testing firm RootMetrics. But in North Carolina, the two companies share the top spot. Meanwhile, Sprint is catching up.

August 12

Windsor Circle gets 'Smaht'; Verizon discount phones; ChannelAdvisor eyes Canada; $100M press release hack ring; FDA warns Kardashian

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: Durham's Windsor Circle is rolling out new products; current Verizon customers can still get discount phones; ChannelAdvisor looks to expand sales to Canada with Newegg; hackers allegedly stole press releases to make $100M; and the FDA warns Kim Kardashian about her social media endorsements.

Updated August 10

Raleigh ranks No. 10 in wireless service study; Durham 82nd, Fayetteville 45th

Wireless coverage survey A new survey from research firm Root Metrics shows Raleigh ranks No. 10 for overall wireless service among the nation's major metro areas. Durham, however, ranks well down the list at 82nd. Fayetteville comes in at No. 45 with Charlotte 32nd.

July 21

Premium Lock Tech giants keep spending big on lobbying in DC

Dollar sign      Money talks in Washington, D.C., and technology giants keep spreading around the cash as it lobbies for everything from tax breaks to more business. AT&T stepped up its lobbying, for example, as it continues to try to win approval for its DirecTV deal. But the communications giant has plenty of company when it comes to investing in D.C.

Updated June 25

Premium Lock Google goes renewable for data center; anti-Uber strike; Monansto still wants Syngenta; new Verizon video service?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's new data center to be powered by renewable energy; taxi drivers go on strike in France over Uber; Monsanto won't give up on buying Syngenta; and Verizon hints at new video service.

June 19

Premium Lock FCC to phone companies: You can stop unwanted robocalls

FCC        Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching you a cruise vacation? You can now tell your phone company that federal regulators say it's OK to block them. The question now is whether the phone companies have the technology to do it in a way consumers want.

Updated June 15

Premium Lock As net neutrality rules take effect, what's the impact?

The Broadband Report       "Net neutrality" rules under Internet regulation as imposed by the Federal Communications Commission took effect on Friday after a federal court denied a "stay" sought by Internet service providers. So what do the rules mean?

Updated June 12

Premium Lock FCC's 'net neutrality' rules take effect Friday after court ruling

Net Neutrality "Net neutrality" rules for the Internet are set to take effect Friday after a federal court denied a move by service providers to delay them. However, the court also expedited a hearing on the rules, a move the Internet companies applaud.

May 18

Premium Lock Why buy AOL? Inside Verizon's $4.4B acquisition decision

Verizon   Analysis: So why did telecommunications giant Verizon decide to buy AOL? Technology Business Research analyst Seth Ulinski sees multiple reasons for the decision. He explains those to WTW Insiders.

May 12

Premium Lock Verizon to buy AOL in deal worth $4.4 billion

Verizon   The acquisition gives Verizon an entryway into the increasingly competitive online video space. The New York company is the country's largest wireless carrier as well as an Internet and TV provider, and it is increasingly over the wireless space that telecom companies are fighting to win customers through video content.

Updated April 23

Premium Lock Google launches own wireless service for $20 a month - or less

Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices. Sprint and T-Mobile are its partners. Customers will be charged only for the data they used. Like Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, Google's service is a blend of cellular and Wi-Fi technology.

April 22

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: New business segments will deliver revenue growth

Verizon   Analysis: Verizon's expansion into new business segments will position the carrier to sustain revenue growth over the next five years, writes Eric Costa of Technology Business research. But don't count out continuing strength in wireless.

April 13

Premium Lock Report: AT&T performance leads wireless providers in Raleigh

AT&T                AT&T is the No. 1 wireless provider in the Raleigh metro area for the second consecutive time, based on independent testing by RootMetrics. Verizon is second. AT&T led in all tested categories but one. However, T-Mobile is rising fast.

April 2

Premium Lock Republic shares PC Mag wireless award but criticized for lack of phone choice

A Moto G      Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, which earned the top prepaid honor from Consumer Reports last November, is co-No. 1 in a new "Readers' Choice" survey from PC Mag. And the company is moving to address the one big complaint from customers: Lack of phone choice. Big carriers offer more phones but ranked much lower in the survey: T-Mobile No. 5, Verizon No.7, AT&T No. 12 and Sprint No. 13.

Updated March 24

Premium Lock Internet providers file lawsuits against FCC 'net neutrality' rules

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Internet service providers on Monday filed two lawsuits against the new "net neutrality" rules adopted by the FCC. Previous net neutrality rules were struck down in federal court, and providers such as AT&T and Verizon are trying the legal route once more to halt new rules that seek to govern Internet providers as utilities.

Updated March 23

Premium Lock RDU's wireless access plunges in latest report on performance

RDU's wireless service slips Travelers passing through Raleigh-Durham International Airport are not getting the fastest and most reliable wireless Internet and phone service as they get at other airports, according to a new report. RDU drops to No. 40 from No. 14 among 50 major airports.

Updated March 10

Premium Lock Alcentra Capital supports NC-based A Wireless merger with $11.2M loan

Verizon Wireless Alcentra Capital Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: "ABDC") has provided $11.25 million in a senior secured term loan commitment to A2Z Wireless Holdings. The investment supported the merger between Z Wireless Holdings, and ABC Phones of North Carolina, which does business as A Wireless.

Tags: Verizon
March 3

Premium Lock FCC chief on net neutrality: Internet needs a 'referee'

FCC Chair defends vote Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that "there needs to be a referee" for the Internet.

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