The biggest wireless carrier in the United States is teaming up with a couple of tech giants in order to conduct 5G trials during the upcoming Indianapolis 500, which happens this weekend. Indeed, Verizon Wireless, as well as Ericsson and Intel, are looking to demo pre-standardized 5G by way of a 5G powered connected home set up near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
According to Straight Path, it had very recently struck a merger agreement that will have Verizon Wireless pay an estimated $3.1 billion in an all stock transaction in order to acquire the wireless spectrum holder. By securing this deal, the Big Red has effectively managed to outbid rival AT&T for Straight Path’s spectrum.
When Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced his plan to reverse the net neutrality rules adopted under the leadership of former Chair Tom Wheeler, it was generally met with positive reactions from the wireless industry.
FierceWireless has joined forces with P3 in breaking down just how much cellular and Wi-Fi data are today’s mobile users using and which apps they are using on the networks of the four biggest wireless carriers in the United States (namely Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile,
Here is some good news for those who want to avail of an unlimited option from Verizon Wireless but do not want to get a postpaid plan -- the Big Red now offers unlimited on its prepaid plans. Starting immediately, mobile users can choose to get unlimited voice calls, text messaging, and fast data for $80 a month for one line of service. For good measure, this option also comes with unlimited international text messaging to over 200 countries across the globe, as well as unlimited voice calls to both Canada and Mexico.
Earlier today, Verizon Wireless upgraded its Fios fiber optic Internet offers with the deployment of its new Fios Gigabit Connection. Despite the impressive assumption that its name suggests, users do not really get 1 gigabit per second (gbps) of Internet connection.
This might be good news for those who currently own an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s -- the biggest wireless carrier in America has a new limited time promotional deal that promises to give two hundred bucks for specific iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s owners who decide to port their phone numbers to the Big Red’s network.
According to the results of a recent survey conducted by Cowen and Company, industry leader Verizon Wireless remains the top mobile operator in the United States (despite some bit of slippage, more on this later) in terms of overall brand or image, while number four carrier Sprint has shown some significant improvement. Cowen conducts its survey on a quarterly basis, gathering feedback from over a thousand poll respondents across the country.
Just this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had taken the opportunity to announce the results of its 600 MegaHertz incentive spectrum auction. T-Mobile, Dish Network, and Comcast came out as the top bidders. But perhaps some were wondering why the biggest mobile operator in America -- Verizon Wireless -- did not buy any airwaves.
Comcast has officially unveiled its upcomingXfinity Mobile plans as well as details regarding their pricing and availability. First and foremost, the basic option will come with a price of $45 a month. It bears noting, however, that this pricing apparently will not be made available to all interested parties.
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