Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. (və-RY-zən) is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate and a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Verizon Communications is a telecommunications company that offers voice, data, and video services and solutions on its networks and platforms. It provides cellular services as well as other digital solutions, such as internet and television streaming. The company is based at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, but is incorporated in Delaware.


The company offers cellular plans on a 5G network and sells devices for customers to use on that network, such as the iPhone or Samsung smartphones, tablets, and computers. The cellular plans vary from unlimited data to prepaid plans and offers international plans as well. Verizon also offers a variety of home internet plans, including a fiber-optic network and 5G internet. The company provides services for both personal and business use, with plans varying for each.

Verizon has partnered with other media organizations to offer streaming services which are included in select phone and internet plans. Such partnerships include Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.Verizon customers can also purchase digital accessories from the company, such as smart watches, headphones, and ear buds.


November 18, 2020
Verizon and Newlab announces results from the first cohort of companies testing new applications of 5G technology through the organizations' 5G Studio.

November 9, 2020
Verizon launches GizmoWatch Disney edition ahead of the holiday season.

August 2019
Verizon updates its offerings, reinstating the $10 charge on the cheapest unlimited plan and saying that 5G would be included for no extra charge on the more expensive plans for only a " limited time.
Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.6 billion and got Tumblr as part of the deal.



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February 2, 2021
The Hindu
MediaTek's modem chip announced on Monday, called the M80, will also support what is called millimeter-wave technology, which is being used by U.S. carriers such as Verizon Communications Inc.
January 13, 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Verizon today launched The Met Unframed, an immersive virtual art and gaming experience with enhancements powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband and featuring more than a dozen one-of-a-kind digitally rendered galleries and nearly 50 works of art from across The Met's vast collection. At a time when access to one of the world's greatest art collections is limited, The Met Unframed brings a creatively reimagined Met experience to people wherever they ar...
Global Market Insights, Inc.
January 12, 2021
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David Lazarus
August 18, 2020
Los Angeles Times
Like other big internet companies, Yahoo seems to be trying hard to circumvent California's tough privacy law, which requires allowing people to opt out from data sharing.
June 3, 2020
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) will report second quarter 2020 earnings on Friday, July 24. The company will present results on a webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Access instructions and presentation materials, including Verizon's earnings news release and financial tables, will be available at 7:30 a.m. on Verizon's Investor Relations website,
Jordan Crook
May 27, 2020
This week, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg joined us for an episode of Extra Crunch Live. Vestberg is leading the company through the midst of one its biggest rollouts to date with the push into 5G connectivity. In our discussion, he spoke about how he's managing the organization during this global crisis, his thoughts on [...]
Jordan Crook
May 26, 2020
As the leader of a publicly traded corporation with 135,000 employees, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg has a unique perspective on the state of the world. When he appears today on Extra Crunch Live, our virtual speaker series for Extra Crunch members, we'll ask him about this extraordinary moment in history and his plans for [...]
Jon Brodkin
May 13, 2020
Ars Technica
Verizon promises "dramatic improvements" eventually, but it's not clear when.
Adi Ignatius
April 3, 2020
Harvard Business Review
A conversation between Hans Vestberg and HBR Editor-in-Chief Adi Ignatius.
Catherine Shu
February 6, 2020
Huawei has filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon Communications in U.S. District Court. The Chinese telecommunications equipment giant wants Verizon to compensate it for the use of technology it says are covered by 12 Huawei patents, including ones related to networking, security and video communications. Before the lawsuits were filed, Huawei claims it negotiated [...]
February 3, 2020
4Q 2019 highlights Consolidated: , , , , , , • $1.23 in earnings per share (EPS), compared with $0.47 in 4Q 2018; adjusted EPS (non-GAAP), excluding special items, of $1.13, compared with $1.12 in 4Q 2018., , • Operating revenue growth of 1.4 percent from fourth-quarter 2018., , , , , , Consumer: , , , , , , • Total revenue of $24.2 billion, an increase of 2.0 percent year over year., , • 852,000 retail postpaid net additions, including 588,000 phone net additions, up 12.6 percent year over year, and 723,0...
January 23, 2020
Today, Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) announced a partnership in which Synchrony will become the exclusive provider of Verizon's co-branded consumer credit card. Together, the companies will launch the first credit card designed specifically for Verizon customers. , , , , "We are thrilled to be working with Verizon as they continue to bring innovation to their customers. This partnership is a great growth opportunity for Synchrony as we continue to diversify our portfolio," sai...
Diane Bartz
December 9, 2019
Witness testimony began Monday over an effort by U.S. state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile U.S. from buying Sprint Corp , in a case that highlights disagreements between federal antitrust enforcers, who are Republican, and Democrats in powerful states.
December 6, 2019
Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc., Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and Verizon joined forces with NBC Sports to test how 5G can change the way live sports broadcasts are captured and produced. During the Houston Texans vs New England Patriots football game at NRG Stadium on December 1st, 2019, a camera person from NBC Sports captured video of the game on the field using Sony's PXW-Z450 shoulder camcorder. The video was streamed through Sony's prototype transmitter box and Xperia 5G mm...
October 31, 2019
Verizon and the Defense Media Activity (DMA) announced a multi-year partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver streaming content offerings including news, sports, and entertainment through live, linear and on-demand channels to overseas service members and their families. The Defense Media Activity provides a broad range of high-quality multimedia products and services to inform, educate, and entertain DoD audiences around the world. Their mission is to help military comm...
The Associated Press
October 25, 2019
ABC News
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October 25, 2019
Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News
NEW YORK -- Verizon added more cellphone customers after trimming prices for unlimited plans this summer. The country's largest wireless company said Friday
Reuters Editorial
October 25, 2019
Verizon Communications Inc on Friday beat analysts' quarterly estimates for new subscribers who pay a monthly bill, at a time when it prepares to roll out the much-faster 5G mobile technology in more than 17 cities.
Adi Robertson
September 30, 2019
The Verge
Verizon is acquiring all of the software and technology from Jaunt XR, a former virtual reality video company that now makes augmented reality software. Jaunt's future is uncertain.
September 18, 2019
Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO for Verizon, is scheduled to speak at Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Communacopia Conference on Thursday, September 19, at 8:00 a.m. ET. His remarks will be webcast, with access instructions available on Verizon's Investor Relations website, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated revenues of $130.9 billion in 2018. The company operates America's most awarded wireless network an...


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