Verizon collects a vast amount of data about its FiOS users, which is used to effectively halt subscriber cancellations amid a competitive pay-TV market, a company presentation at a New York Big Data conference revealed this week.
A top Frontier Communications executive revealed it is moving ahead with its trial of over-the-top video with its partner TiVo as a way to appeal to users who are not interested in traditional linear television services.
Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a new solution that it says will help service providers, particularly those with large PSTN networks, migrate to an all-IP network infrastructure.
Over the past couple of weeks, we've witnessed two deals in the ever-consolidating communications and media industries: Verizon-AOL, and Charter acquiring TWC and Bright House Networks. The broadband business now looks like the wireless business, with Comcast and Charter owning some 60 percent of the market and four (rather than two) players splitting most of the remaining 40 percent. I think this is a good opportunity to take a closer look at Verizon, and what might be next for the company.
Verizon is finding that as more of its customers migrate over to FiOS or it switches copper customers onto a fiber-based voice connection, more of its customers are increasingly using their cell phones as their voice connection during a power outage.
While the wireless industry is now dominated by just four national Tier 1 carriers, that hasn't always been the case. During the past 10 years, these carriers have consolidated a wide range of smaller, regional carriers--players like Alltel, Leap Wireless and MetroPCS, to name a few.
Verizon is giving its small business customers that reside in its FiOS fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) markets a free Internet speed upgrade.
A top Frontier executive sees an opportunity to increase its fiber and copper-based broadband share when it completes its purchase of Verizon's wireline properties in three states later this year.
Verizon has launched a new global FiOS triple-play bundle as a way to appeal to customers that want custom international programming.
Cablevision has filed its second advertising-related lawsuit against Verizon in the last five months, defending a TV commercial that claims Verizon's FiOS service partially relies on cable to deliver video and Internet into residences.