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Verizon Business CEO on three big trends—mobility, broadband, cloud

Verizon looks to “make the market” in combining 5G and mobile edge computing Sowmyanarayan Sampath, the new head of Verizon Business, this week discussed what he sees as three technology trends that, when coupled with the operator’s 5G network, can grow total addressable market by...

Astellas Pharma taps Verizon for global network management

The partnership will help Astellas reduce drug development timelines and healthcare costs, said the companies Japanese pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma has selected Verizon Business to manage its global network infrastructure. The advanced network management solutions should help the company reduce drug development timelines and healthcare...

Verizon boosts capacity in fiber network core

In June of this year, Verizon announced that data traffic on its 5G Ultra Wideband network had already increased 249% Verizon announced it is currently working to increase the capacity of its fiber network by upgrading older router equipment with new equipment, capable of utilizing...

Consolidated Communications sells wireless partnership stakes to Verizon for $490m

Broadband provider Consolidated Communications has worked out a deal with Verizon to buy Consolidated's share of five wireless limited partnerships, for an aggregate sum of $490 million. The sale of the partnerships to Verizon is expected to close by the end of this year, though...

Mobile is ‘critical’, but security breaches are on the rise: Verizon report

Remote work/remote access means a larger attack surface -- and the inability to "disconnect" from work may be a factor With the rise of remote and hybrid work, companies are more reliant than ever on mobile devices, and those devices are, increasingly, the main route...

Verizon CEO: ‘Private networks are the gateway to’ MEC

Hans Vestberg touts Verizon success with FBI, Virginia International Terminals While it's weathering a rough second quarter, Verizon still sees material revenue opportunities from delivering private 5G networks, mobile edge computing and other services into the enterprise and government sectors. Speaking on an earnings call...

Customer satisfaction drops as wireless staff turnover rises: JD Power

Amid a tight labor market still navigating the fallout from the global pandemic, staff turnover in wireless retail stores and customer service channels is having a noticeable impact on customer satisfaction, according to a new survey from JD Power. "Longer wait times, lack of...

Midband, mmWave 5G services really are better: Opensignal report

Download speeds on 'premium' 5G networks were roughly three times faster than low-band AT&T and Verizon 5G speeds, and 1.36 times faster for T-Mobile Opensignal’s latest report digs into the mobile experience when connected to the top three U.S. carrier’s premium — or enhanced, as...

Verizon to modernize FBI network in $400M contract

The task order includes 24/7 direct access to Verizon’s IT development team and support for a wide range of applications, like cloud computing and video transmissions The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has awarded Verizon Public Sector a more than $400 million Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions...

The Sunday Brief: AT&T and Verizon Earnings – What’s the Post-COVID Strategy?

Greetings from Canandaigua Lake (upstate NY - pictured), Jefferson City (Missouri), and Kansas City.  The temps have heated up along with 2Q earnings releases, and stock prices for AT&T and Verizon are melting like double-dipped ice cream cones in the July heat.  This week,...

Verizon deploys additional C-Band spectrum for 5G

Verizon said the new move allows it to offer 5G home and business internet services to more customers across the country Verizon says it has started to expand its 5G service with the deployment of 100 megahertz of C-Band spectrum in many markets across the...

Will fixed wireless access drive near-term mmWave monetizaton?

mmWave-backed fixed wireless access is making gains outside of dense urban areas Fixed wireless access is emerging as a primary driver of new revenues for mobile operators. It’s how Verizon initially went to market with 5G and has since evolved to a significantly larger geographic...

FCC proposes penalty against Verizon for telecom accessibility rule violation

A customer with disabilities filed a complaint with the FCC, alleging that the Verizon Premium Visual Voicemail violated accessibility rules Last week, The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau proposed slapping Verizon with $100,000 fine for reportedly failing to provide the Bureau with critical information...

Verizon unveils connected police cruiser prototype

The police vehicle leverages the carrier's mmWave and C-Band network At Wednesday’s 2022 National Sheriffs’ Association annual conference, Verizon Frontline unveiled a “reimagined,” connected police cruiser. The prototype, called the Mobile Utility Technology Transport (MUTT), leverages the carrier’s mmWave and C-Band 5G network and several...

Verizon delivers enhanced connectivity to 64 Native American reservations

Verizon exec: Reliable connectivity is a 'fundamental right for all students' As part of its broader mission to expand digital access and resources to promote digital equity and inclusion, Verizon announced that is providing advanced connectivity solutions to approximately 80 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)...

The Sunday Brief: How will Apple grow?

More greetings from the 49th state, where Jim and the editor wrapped up their trip last week.  Pictured here is the main boat dock in Seward, Alaska (a TelAlaska/ American Broadband exchange).  Slightly off camera to the left of this picture is a large cruise ship...

The Sunday Brief, Alaska Edition: Market commentary

June greetings from the 49th state, home to some pretty noisy glaciers (Aialik Glacier pictured).  We have had a terrific ten days touring many of the TelAlaska properties and learning more about broadband deployment challenges.  TelAlaska has an amazing team working every day to improve...

Verizon expands CBRS spectrum use from 4G to 5G

After testing CBRS-based 5G data with Ericsson, Verizon said it's ready to expand its use of CBRS spectrum to bolster 5G performance.

Kagan: What to expect from Verizon Business under new leadership

Verizon is one of the strongest wireless companies in the United States. That being said, over the last decade they have not been firing on all cylinders. Years earlier, they rocketed to success under CEO Ivan Seidenberg. Then they struggled for several years under...

‘The first rule of private 5G is don’t talk about 5G,’ Cisco sales exec says

Cisco sees 100% of 5G revenues flowing to CSPs from enterprise Service providers, their traditional infrastructure vendors and, increasingly, hyperscalers, are working independently and collaboratively to capture new 5G revenues by delivering solutions to high-value vertical industries like manufacturing, logistics, retail, and so forth. The...

Where music and technology meet: Verizon, Pandora announce virtual, 5G-supported concert

The performance will feature a virtual environment using 3D images captured at the Verizon 5G Lab in Los Angeles Verizon is using its edge compute capabilities and its 5G Ultra Wideband network — the brand name for its C-Band and mmWave network — to deliver...

Verizon says usage on its 5G Ultra Wideband network grew 249%

Verizon noted that Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia lead the carrier’s list Verizon reported that the data usage on its 5G Ultra Wideband network has increased by 249% since January of 2021, the carrier said in a release. Verizon also said it plans...

Verizon customers at Indy 500 used more than 17 terabytes of data

More the 325,000 fans attended the Indy 500 race Over the weekend, Marcus Ericsson won the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, or the Indy 500, a major racing event that takes place annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. According to Verizon,...

Verizon, AWS expand MEC footprint to Nashville, Tampa

Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of new mobile edge computing (MEC) zones for Nashville, TN and Tampa, FL.

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