Verizon Wireless plans to launch its over-the-top mobile video service, rumored to be called "Go90," in the coming days, and will initially offer free shows aimed at young viewers, according to a Bloomberg report.
Apple and Cisco Systems are collaborating to optimize Cisco's networking gear for iOS enterprise users, part of a larger push Apple is making to get its iPhones and iPads into more business customers' hands.
T-Mobile US said it is going to take action against a very small number of its customers who are abusing their unlimited data plans with mobile hotspot tethering services by warning them and then changing their plans if they continue to violate T-Mobile's terms of service. The carrier said it is taking the action to ensure that all customers on its network have a high-quality experience.
Service revenues in the U.S. wireless industry declined 1 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, according to a report from industry analyst Chetan Sharma, following a decline in the first quarter, which has been the first decline in the history of the industry. However, Sharma points to signs of stabilization in the market as promotions faded.
Verizon Wireless has nearly 4 million customers using its Voice over LTE service, which it launched in September 2014, according to a senior Verizon executive. Although a tiny fraction of the 103.7 million total retail postpaid connections Verizon had at the end of the second quarter, it is the first time Verizon has disclosed how widely VoLTE has been adopted on its network.
Verizon Wireless' new pricing plans, in addition to doing away with subsidized smartphones and contracts, will likely boost profitability for the carrier, according to financial analysts.
Verizon Wireless is shaking up its shared data plan pricing, cutting both prices and access line charges for devices while eliminating some data tiers. The carrier said that its new rate plan structure will be simpler and appeal to the vast majority of its customers.
AT&T Mobility's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand said that as of yesterday it is offering unlimited voice and SMS messaging to and from Mexico. Later this month it will also add those features for Canada.
Comcast and Verizon Communications are discussing whether and how they should renegotiate a contract dating from 2011 that lets Comcast operate as an MVNO of Verizon Wireless, according to a Wall Street Journal article. The wireless industry has shifted significantly since the deal was struck, and Comcast is exploring how much flexibility it would have to sell shared data plans.
Verizon Wireless said that its subscribers will be able to access HBO Now, the offering from the premium TV network that lets customers access its content without a TV subscription. Verizon also said that HBO content, though not necessarily HBO Now, will be part of its over-the-the-top mobile video service, which is continuing to get fleshed out.