Posts tagged “Verizon”

September 5

Premium Lock Inside T-Mobile: The 'Un-carrier' movement fires on all cyldinders

The Broadband Report       Analysis: T-Mobile's recent good news about record-low postpaid subscriber churn in the second quarter of this year is a sign that the wireless provider's strategy is paying off against keen competition from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

Updated August 30

Verizon: Network upgrade doubles download speeds in RTP, US

Verizon is promising a doubling in download speeds as it brings online a network upgrade technology called LTE Advanced. The Triangle, Fayetteville and North Carolina's major metro areas are among the 461 markets where the upgrade officially took effect on Monday.

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Updated August 29

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: Doubling down on advertising, media for growth

The Broadband Report       Analysis: The latest analysis of wireless networks from RootMetrics ranks Verizon No. 1, but the communications provider is relying on much more than network quality for growth. Technology Business Research says Verizon is doubling down on investments outside its network to drive growth.

Updated August 24

Premium Lock Verizon makes clean sweep in latest wireless testing

Verizon   Verizon is the clear winner in the latest round of wireless networks testing by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T slips to No. 2 after sharing or winning the top spot in each of the previous five tests. But the data shows competition is close with Sprint and T-Mobile showing signs of strength, too.

August 23

Premium Lock Drone market growing, who gets all the smartphone profits; Verizon tops

Bulldog In today's update of technology news from around the web: the market for drones to qrow by 25 percent for the next five years; Apple, Samsung grab most smartphone profits; and Verizon rated tops in network coverage and performance in NC.

August 4

Premium Lock Wireless network study: Which is fastest? Best 4G availability?

A new survey of wireless network performance as provided by AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint offers an interesting insight into speed, availability, and more.

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August 2

Premium Lock Verizon buys fleet management software firm for $2.4B

Verizon   ​Verizon said Monday that it plans to pay about $2.4 billion to buy Fleetmatics, which makes software used by cable companies, energy providers and others to manage their fleets of vehicles.

July 26

Premium Lock Verizon doubles down on marketing to offset earnings decline

Verizon's Q2 2016 earnings decreased year over year for the first time in half a decade. TBR analyst Steve Vachon says the firm is doubling down on advertising and media to offset the decline.

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Updated July 19

Premium Lock Report: As consumers building own video bundles, cable firms suffer

A new report finds that consumers are becoming more comfortable building their own bundles of video services. That's bad news for traditional cable companies.

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Updated July 15

Premium Lock AT&T, CommScope, Verizon join 5G group; feds pledge $400M to wireless effort

Wasting no time in capitalizing on new FCC rules designed to free up spectrum for high-speed wireless, the Obama administration is pledging $400 million to drive 5G research. An industry consortium is lining up private sector partners for the effort.

July 14

Premium Lock Industry praises FCC after opening spectrum for 5G

Often at odds with the FCC over such debates as "net neutrality," communications giants AT&T and Verizon as well as two industry groups had only words of praise with the fed regulatory agency after it voted to open up spectrum for the next generation of wireless communications: 5G.

Updated June 14

Premium Lock Court upholds 'net neutrality;' AT&T, others will appeal; backers celebrate

FCC        A federal appeals court has upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. AT&T says it will appeal. Activists in favor of the rules celebrate.

May 30

Premium Lock Verizon workers claim victory in strike settlement

The Broadband Report       Striking union workers claim victory in their job action against Verizon, which led to a tentative settlement. "Striking Verizon Workers Win Big Gains," says the Communication Workers of America.

May 2

Premium Lock Verizon is becoming a digital media, IoT heavyweight

Verizon   Analysis: A review of Verizon's most recently quarterly earnings report shows the communication giant's continuing transformation into a digital media and Internet of Things heavyweight, writes Steve Vachon of Technology Business Research.

April 13

Premium Lock Techies want Teslas; Verizon strike; Facebook beefs up chat; HTC's new phone

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Surveys show techies are driving demand for new Tesla; thousands of Verizon workers go on strike; Facebook beefs up Messenger chat; and HTC unveils a new phone.

April 7

Premium Lock Facebook app changes; Verizon video deal; jetpacks may be coming; WhatsApp tightens encryption

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Facebook is rearranging the notification panel on its mobile apps in an effort to broaden the audience creating, watching and reacting to live video; Verizon makes a video play; jetpacks for real?; and WhatsApp makes encryption changes.

Updated March 25

Premium Lock Think tank awards Netflix 'Tech Hypo(crite) Award' for throttling

Many users of the Internet, especially those who rely on the net for video, have watched the "net neutrality" debate intensely, and a lot of individuals as well as businesses have called on the FCC to implement access rules. A big voice in the battle for "neutrality" was Netflix. Now it turns out big carriers such as Verizon and AT&T were not at fault for throttling down net speeds. Netflix was - by its own admission. For that, the company deserves a lot of catcalls, and a think tank gives Netflix its first "Tech Hypo(crite) Award."

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Updated March 25

Premium Lock Netflix confesses to throttling video - AT&T is 'outraged'

Netflix   The stunning confession that Netflix has been throttling wireless video over AT&T and Verizon networks triggered an avalanche of incredulous news headlines - and a heated reaction from AT&T. After all, the carriers have been blamed for throttling in the past. Go figure.

Updated March 8

Premium Lock Verizon fined $1.35 M for use of super cookies that track users

Verizon Wireless Verizon will pay a $1.3 5 million fine assessed by the Federal Communications Commission for using so-called "super cookies" that tracked users online and could not easily be erased.

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