Verizon Wireless customers who have managed to hang onto unlimited data plans will not see their speeds throttled even if they use large amounts of data, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.
Verizon Communications plans to participate in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, but the company is more interested in acquiring higher-band spectrum for capacity, according to a senior Verizon executive.
Verizon Wireless essentially held steady in the third quarter, reporting solid postpaid subscriber additions and boosting the number of postpaid phone customers it added in the second quarter. The carrier also saw increased adoption of its equipment installment plans (EIPs).
AT&T Mobility keeps pouring money into TV advertising and was the biggest spender among the four Tier 1 carriers in September, according to TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv, maintaining the top spot it had in August. Special report
Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility customers with Android phones are vulnerable to security and privacy breaches when using Voice over LTE, according to an advisory posted by security researchers.
The diverging video strategies of Verizon Communications and AT&T will be on display this week as the companies' finance chiefs face investors. On the one hand, AT&T will have a chance to flesh out its plans to integrate DirecTV following the close of its $48.5 billion deal in July for the pay-TV provider. Meanwhile, Verizon is likely to discuss the early returns of its Go90 over-the-top mobile video service, which launched nationwide to all wireless customers earlier this month.
Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility have both embraced equipment installment plans and shifted away from marketing subsidized smartphones with two-year contracts, but because AT&T is further along in that transition, it won't feel as much financial bite in the third quarter, according to financial analysts.
Apple's introduction of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus last month reignited a switching war among Tier 1 carriers for iPhone customers in the waning weeks of the third quarter. According to a new report from MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett, which analyzed data on social media provided by the firm Comlinkdata on customers switching, T-Mobile US performed the best while AT&T Mobility fared the worst, with Verizon Wireless and Sprint somewhere in the middle.
Verizon Wireless said all 21 of its partners in its LTE in Rural America (LRA) program have now launched LTE service, which it said fulfills its goal of expanding coverage to rural parts of the country.
To get you ready for the third-quarter earnings conference calls, here are the most pressing questions I think the top executives at Tier 1 carriers need to answer over the next few weeks.