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Verizon's Mead to handle Frontier purchase before retiring

Verizon is realigning its top management team by reassigning its Verizon Wireless chief Dan Mead to a new role as executive vice president and president of Strategic Initiatives with a focus on overseeing the sale of its wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications.

Verizon Wireless swaps CEOS, John Stratton now in charge

Big Red has a new chief, with John Stratton replacing Dan Mead as CEO of Verizon Wireless. Stratton comes from within Verizon, having previously served as the company's President of Global Enterprise and Consumer Wireline. Mead will stay with Verizon to oversee the sale of the company's wireline assets, and then plans to retire. Show More Summary

Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead to Retire

2 months agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Dan Mead, who has served as the CEO of Verizon Wireless since 2010, plans to retire according to filings the company made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mead will remain on the board of directors and serve as executive vice president and president of strategic initiatives. Show More Summary

Charting emerging wireless technology leaders at Google, Verizon, Apple, Dish and others

Most people are aware of the contributions that CEOs like Tim Cook, Tom Wheeler, Randall Stephenson and John Legere are making to the wireless industry. But contributions of their up-and-coming staff also are driving innovation at their companies, and they will be the driving forces in years to come. Show More Summary

Verizon Lobbies Postponement of Next Year’s 600 MHz Wireless Spectrum Auction

Verizon has plenty of spectrum to power all its wireless services, having spent more than $10 billion on wireless spectrum licenses last month, the carrier’s communication chief technology officer, Tony Melone, said on Tuesday during the earnings call. “With the addition of the licenses won at this auction we have spectrum holdings that allow us [...]

Verizon Best In Wireless Network Quality, Sprint Leads In Improvement

Verizon has retained its ranking as the best wireless network in the U.S. in the second half of 2014, with AT&T again taking second place, according to the latest mobile network performance report by RootMetrics. According to the report,...Show More Summary

AT&T, Verizon, Ericsson and others see value in SDN and NFV for wireless networks

The wireless industry's spotlight on moving to 5G is well documented, but many service providers and vendors like AT&T, Verizon and Ericsson are just as keen to take advantage of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Sprint Says Net Neutrality Won’t Stop Verizon, AT&T From Investing

Mouthpieces for the wireless industry would have you believe that the FCC’s pending net neutrality rules — which would reclassify both terrestrial and wireless broadband as a utility — will cripple investment and plunge us into an era where we carry around mammoth brick cellphones like Zack Morris. So why is Sprint telling everyone a completely different story? In … [More]

Lumia Denim Now Pushing to Verizon's Icon

2 months agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Microsoft today said the Lumia Denim system update is now available to the Nokia Lumia Icon, which is sold by Verizon Wireless. The update makes numerous changes to the behavior of the camera, including a faster shutter and 4K video capture, and also adds Live Folders and an updated Glance screen. Show More Summary

Verizon To Pull Supercookies Amid Senate Calls For Investigation

Supercookies are not super for wireless customers, say Senate Democrats. According to PBS Newshour, on Friday, Democratic senators called for an investigation into Verizon’s use of tracking codes it had secretly been attaching the wireless customers’ web traffic. Show More Summary

Verizon ‘supercookies’ spark calls for federal investigation

Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country's biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers. Continue reading ? The post Verizon ‘supercookies’ spark calls for federal investigation appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Democratic senators are accusing Verizon of using 'supercookies' to violate privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country's biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers. Show More Summary

Verizon's McAdam: FCC Title II proposal influenced $10.5B wireline asset sale to Frontier

Verizon finally made it public that is selling its wireline assets in three states to Frontier for $10.5 billion, but besides getting more cash to fund its wireless operations, its decision was also influenced by the FCC's move to reclassify wireline broadband providers under Title II of the 1996 Telecom Act.

Motorola Nexus 6 Coming Soon to the Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is following the lead of other U.S. carriers and will be adding soon adding the Motorola Nexus 6 phablet to its online store.

MoneyWatch: RadioShack shakeup; Verizon selling parts of landline business

RadioShack will close about 2,000 stores, and another 1,700 will feature small Sprint locations, after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Also, Verizon is selling part of its landline business to focus on wireless. Jill Wagner reports on the day’s top MoneyWatch headlines.

MoneyWatch: Radio Shack shakeup; Verizon selling parts of landline business

Radio Shack will close about 2,000 stores, and another 1,700 will feature small Sprint locations, after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Also, Verizon is selling part of its landline business to focus on wireless. Jill Wagner reports on the day’s top MoneyWatch headlines.

Verizon gets $15B from wireline sale, tower leasing deal

Verizon Communications will make almost $15 billion from selling part of its wireline business and leasing thousands of wireless towers. The largest U.S. cellphone carrier is selling its California,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Frontier acquires Verizon wireline assets in three states for $10.5B

Verizon has made it official today that it is selling off wireline assets in three states to Frontier Communications for $10.5 billion. In a separate deal, Verizon is also selling over 11,300 of its company-owned wireless towers to American Tower Corporation for $5 billion.

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