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Posts tagged “Verizon”

12:01 p.m. Tuesday

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.

March 4

Premium Lock Tech giants back Apple; Verizon No. 1 in southeast; bank accounts vulnerable; Google joins Zika fight

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Several tech giants file a legal brief supporting Apple in its fight with the FBI; Verizon tops southeast in wireless study; bank accounts at risk from cybercriminals; and Google joins the Zika fight.

February 25

Premium Lock Report: Verizon breaks tie with AT&T for No. 1 in wireless across NC

Verizon   A new report from RootMetrics finds Verizon is the No. 1 wireless provider across North Carolina based on qualities and speeds of services. The new report puts Verizon ahead of AT&T for the first time in three six-month studies.

Updated February 23

Premium Lock Uber defends safety; Verizon's $1.8B fiber buy; United Tech-Honeywell merger?; banning lithium battery shipments; Yahoo's review

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Uber defends its safety record after Kalamazoo shootings; Verizon is making a big fiber network buy; will United Technologies and Honeywell merge?; no lithium battery shipments by air; Yahoo's board moves ahead on analysis of company's options.

Updated February 22

Premium Lock Quintiles is 'Most Admired' life sciences firm; IBM, AT&T crack top 50 Fortune list

Fortune's latest "Most Admired Companies" report includes Quintiles for the second straight year. IBM and AT&T crack the overall top 50, and Lenovo comes in at No. 3 among technology firms. Meanwhile, three "As" finished 1-2-3.

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Updated February 22

Premium Lock Watch for mobile carriers to step up adtech acquisitions

The Broadband Report       Analysis: Through 2016, look for mobile carriers will ramp ad tech acquisitions as part of next-generation platform development, says Technology Business Research analyst Seth Ulinski.

February 18

Premium Lock Verizon tightens grip on No. 1 in wireless service report

Verizon   Verizon, its overall score improving, is No. 1 again in the national wireless service survey as conducted by independent research firm RootMetrics. AT&T slips a bit farther behind but remains second followed by Sprint and T-Mobile.

Updated February 15

Premium Lock AT&T joins Verizon in pushing 5G wireless technology

Wireless    AT&T says it will test the next evolution of wireless technology known as "5G" in Austin, Texas by the end of this year. The communications giant joins rival Verizon in exploring a network that could deliver data 100 times as fast as current 4G service known as LTE.

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