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Posts tagged “Verizon”

January 22

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: Look for growing margins in 2016, more changes

Verizon   Analysis: 2016 is shaping up to be a good year for Verizon based on internal changes, divestments, layoffs, and changes in strategy, writes Technology Business Research analyst Steve Vachon.

January 22

Premium Lock Maven is GM car-sharing name; Microsoft-Minecraft deal; Amazon smart-home ordering; Verizon's 'sponsored data'

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: GM brands its ride-sharing effort as Maven; Microsoft buys educational Minecraft; Amazon expands smart-home ordering; and Verizon joins "sponsored data" push.

January 21

Premium Lock Verizon's 4Q results beat analysts' expectations

Verizon   "Verizon embraced transformational change in 2015, and in 2016 the company has a huge opportunity to drive a new era of growth in our industry," says Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam.

January 11

Premium Lock New AT&T offer triggers question: Are unlimited data wireless plans coming back?

AT&T and DirecTV       AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential reversal of industry trends toward data caps and charges for big video watchers.

January 1

Premium Lock As AT&T drops 2-year contracts, here's how providers ending phone discounts will help customers

AT&T                   AT&T will no longer offer discounted phones with two-year contracts starting Jan. 8. Before you rush out to beat the deadline, consider that you might be better off paying full price for the phone. That's because phone companies also reduce the monthly bill for voice, text and data services when you buy your own phone or bring a used one. The AP explains.

December 7, 2015

Premium Lock Report: FCC's plan for Open Internet may be 'unraveling'

FCC        In a report based on the give-and-take at last week's federal appeals court hearing regarding "net neutrality" and Internet regulation by the FCC, U.K.-based consulting firm Strand Consulting offers its analysis about where the issue stands. Is the "Open Internet" plan in trouble?

December 7, 2015

Premium Lock FCC net neutrality is regulatory overreach,' trade group says

Fiber optic network                     A key federal appeals court judge who thwarted the last push to make sure consumers get equal access to the Internet appeared open Friday to the government's revised plan. But a trade group representing Internet service providers says Internet regulation by the FCC is "regulatory overreach."

Updated December 4, 2015

Premium Lock AT&T, Verizon, others resume 'net neutrality' fight today

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler An AT&T executive says "net neutrality" rules have forced the company to "shelve" potential new products, and the legal fight over the rules imposed by the FCC earlier this year resumes in a federal appeals court today.

December 4, 2015

Premium Lock Report: 'Net neutrality' doesn't always mean innovation

Fiber optic network                     The U.S. net neutrality debate resumes in a federal appeals court today with providers such as AT&T and Verizon fighting to overturn FCC rules implemented earlier this year. But the regulation of Internet providers isn't a battle in the U.S. alone, and a new report from a U.K. consulting firm warns that regulation has its perils.

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Report ranks AT&T No. 1 in fierce Triangle wireless battle

AT&T                   Verizon is dominating wireless service ratings across the U.S., according to independent testing firm RootMetrics - but not in the Triangle. The firm's latest reports rank AT&T as No. 1 in Raleigh, Durham and at RDU International Airport. However, the battle is tight as all four major carriers are improving their service levels and speed.

Updated October 27, 2015

Premium Lock Verizon, Motorola introduce Droid Turbo 2 with shatterproof screen

New Droid Turbo 2 has shatterproof screen. If you have ever dropped your smartphone on a hard surface and cracked the screen or lost touchscreen capability, you'll like this technology advance: Motorola's new Droid Turbo 2 available only from Verizon and introduced today has the world's first shatterproof display screen and other advanced features.

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October 26, 2015

Premium Lock Raleigh's PrecisionHawk, Verizon, DigitalGlobe, Harris team to make drones safer

A PrecisionHawk drone. aleigh-based PrecisionHawk has teamed with Verizon, Harris, and DigitalGobe Inc. to provide "safety as a service" for the rapidly growing drone aircraft market and have successfully completed initial testing.

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October 8, 2015

Premium Lock Report names AT&T highest ranked wireless network in Durham

Rootmetrics A new report from RootMetrics names AT&T the highest ranked local wireless network in Durham. Last August, AT&T shared the award with Verizon. Verizon was tops in Greensboro and Charlotte posted a three-way tie.

October 6, 2015

Premium Lock Operators will focus on connected devices in 2H15 to gain subscribers in the saturating smartphone market

Mobile carriers are struggling to generate wireless service revenue growth in the U.S. due to the ongoing pricing war and the saturating smartphone market. To offset declining service revenue, operators are focused on expanding their connected device offerings and increasing equipment revenue through unsubsidized device purchases, According to TBR's 2Q15 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark.

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September 22, 2015

Premium Lock Verizon, TWC phone, Internet outage affects 8 NC counties

Verizon   Phone and Internet service began returning Monday night to some customers of Verizon and Time Warner after an outage that lasted over six hours.

August 31, 2015

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, 2015

Premium Lock 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.

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Updated August 18, 2015

Premium Lock 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, 2015

Premium Lock 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, 2015

Premium Lock 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.

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