August 2, 2011
The patent licenser beat Research in Motion for a $162.5 million settlement. Now, a federal court backs it in fight with other communications giants.
August 1, 2011
The proposal from six telecommunications providers to the FCC would make broadband available to most areas lacking service within five years.
August 1, 2011
T-Mobile already throttles heavy users. Verizon Wireless has stopped selling unlimited data plans.
July 26, 2011
July 22, 2011
Verizon added 1.3 million wireless subscribers under contract in the April to June period, a result that flies in the face of the slowdown in new subscribers across the industry in the last two years.
July 21, 2011
There's little sign that the Verizon iPhone is prompting AT&T subscribers to jump ship. AT&T said the number iPhone subscribers leaving them actually declined from the first quarter.
Updated July 13, 2011
The company, which hopes to merge with AT&T, says its "4G" network is "doubling" download speeds to as high as 42 megabits per second.
July 5, 2011
The country's largest wireless carrier is set to introduce data plans with monthly usage caps as early as this week.
June 29, 2011
In a nationwide test of wireless networks using smartphones, PC Magazine gives the highest rankings to Verizon's 4G network. But AT&T gets the nod for widest areas of coverage.
Updated June 21, 2011
The communications company is adding 58 additional cell tower sites, upgrading others with new technology in order to deliver mobile broadband services as competition for faster offerings intensifies.
June 21, 2011
A chart from Verizon Wireless tracks the growth in wireless speeds over the past decade and compares its technology to other "4G" rivals.
Verizon Wireless tracks growth in wireless speeds
June 15, 2011
The buyer will separately have to buy a Subscriber Identity Module, or SIM card, from a carrier to activate the phone. Apart from AT&T, the only national U.S. carrier that's compatible with the phone is T-Mobile USA, and it can provide only phone calls and low data speeds.
Updated May 17, 2011
Verizon Wireless and Sprint tie at top of survey while AT&T and T-Mobile, which plan to merge, drop.
Updated April 29, 2011
Close to oblivion in 1997, Apple is now the world's second-most valuable company, after Exxon Mobil Corp. Apple's ascendancy has produced many losers and a few winners, as underscored over the past two weeks.
Tempted by the Apple machine
Updated April 28, 2011
Verizon customers with 4G devices were back up to speed by mid-day Thursday after the wireless provider was able to restore service.
April 22, 2011
Updated April 21, 2011
Verizon exec doesn't say when Apple will offer the next version of its popular phone.
April 19, 2011
The deal lets Sprint keep offering wireless service that allows speedier Web browsing and video streaming than its own network.
April 14, 2011
Updated April 8, 2011
Existing voice roaming rules already allow regional competitors to use the big carriers' networks for phone calls outside of their own service territories. But smaller wireless providers say they, too, need to be able to offer nationwide data service to compete