Verizon demonstrated its displeasure with the FCC’s net neutrality decision via a way-back version for a very special Throwback Thursday. Its Policy Blog, which said the ruling “Imposes 1930s Rules on the Internet,” was presented in Morse Code (see illustration).
via Verizon Telegraphs Dismay At FCC Vote | Multichannel.
Verizon Communications Inc. said Tuesday it has no need to make large spectrum acquisitions after winning $10.4 billion of licenses in a U.S. auction of wireless licenses that closed last month.
via Verizon Says It Has No Need for Large Spectrum Acquisitions – WSJ.
MisterDTV: Of particular interest to me was the statement made by Verizon: We’re open to leasing spectrum from other companies
Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) entered the AWS-3 spectrum auction with at least 40 MHz of AWS airwaves covering around 70 percent of the U.S. population, but ended the auction with that figure around 95 percent. According to a senior Verizon executive, Verizon now has a combination of at least 40 MHz of AWS-1 or AWS-3 spectrum in 92 of the top 100 U.S. markets, which will help the carrier meet capacity needs as more traffic shifts to its LTE network.
via Verizon: With AWS-3, we have at least 40 MHz of AWS spectrum in 92 of top 100 markets – FierceWireless.
Summary:Who leads the U.S. in mobile subscribers? According to mobile analyst Chetan Sharma, it’s now a neck-and-neck race between AT&T and Verizon who collectively controls 68 percent of the market.
via AT&T and Verizon are now tied for the rank of largest U.S. mobile carrier — Tech News and Analysis.
AT&T was the first major U.S. carrier to launch an all-VoIP phone, but Verizon promised to outdo its rival when it finally brings VoLTE online. Verizon said it will launch nationwide and immediately offer video chat.
via Verizon’s voice-over-LTE service will include Facetime-like video calling at launch — Tech News and Analysis.
Verizon and AT&T have long insisted that the majority of their subscribers face no danger of going over their monthly data caps, but that may be about to change. The New York Times reports on a new study published this week showing that average monthly mobile data consumption in the United States has surged over the last year, going from an average of 690MB per month in 2012 to 1.2GB per month this year. If data usage keeps growing at this pace then next year the average wireless user will consume around 2.4GB per month, which is well over many subscribers’ monthly data caps.
via Verizon, AT&T monthly data use could force end of caps | BGR.
While any spectrum is desirable, all spectrum isn’t equal. At the September Competitive Carriers Association conference, T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray in his keynote remarks presented a slide focusing on larger competitors’ Verizon Wireless and AT&T’s dominance in low-band (sub-1 GHz) spectrum.
via Analyst Angle: The desirability of sub-1 GHz spectrum | Mobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless NewsMobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless News.