Category: Verizon

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August 22, 2019

Verizon is teaming with Boingo to bring 5G inside

We’ve long known that 5G rollout wouldn’t happen overnight. But now that carriers have gotten things started, they’ve been confronted with pushback against the next-gen wireless technology’s limitations. Among the bigger issues is spotty coverage indoors — you know that place where most of us...


by Brian Heater in 5g
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August 7, 2019

There’s a 5G version of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ headed for Verizon

The 5G iPhone isn’t expected until roughly this time next year. But when it comes to the next-gen cellular technology, Samsung has already been there and done that. Back in the February, the company announced an everything and the kitchen sink version of the Galaxy...


by Brian Heater in 5g
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August 1, 2019

Verizon reports a big boost in wireless subscribers

Verizon reported its second quarter earnings this morning, and while revenue fall short of analyst predictions, the company had strong profits and subscriber growth. Verizon reported consolidated revenue of $32.1 billion in Q2, down 0.4% year-over-year and lower than analyst estimates of $32.4 billion. However,...


by Anthony Ha in earnings
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July 31, 2019

Verizon adds Washington DC, Atlanta, Detroit and Indianapolis to list of 5G cities

This morning Verizon (TechCrunch’s parent company) flipped the 5G switch on four additional cities. Washington DC, Atlanta, Detroit and Indianapolis join Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Providence in getting coverage for the carrier’s growing next-generation network. All of the usual caveats apply here. While the...


by Brian Heater in 5g
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July 24, 2019

Hear Hans Vestberg talk about the 5G opportunity at Disrupt SF 2019

The promise of 5G is staggering. With its ultra-high bandwidth and low latency, it has the potential to alter how consumers interact with technology. However, questions remain around its deployment, use cases, and marketing. We’re excited to have Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg sit down for...


by Matt Burns in Disrupt SF 2019
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June 27, 2019

Denver and Providence are next up for Verizon’s 5G rollout

There’s going to be a point in the not so distant future when the addition of new 5G cities won’t be news. After several years of hype, however, we’re still not quite there. The 5G picture is set to be quite different by year’s end,...


by Brian Heater in 5g
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June 26, 2019

Verizon gets FCC approval for a 60 day network lockdown on new phones

Verizon (disclosure: the company that owns the company that owns TC) celebrated an FCC victory this week, as the agency approved a request for a temporary network lockdown on new phones. The carrier request the feature in February as part of a “safety check period.”...


by Brian Heater in FCC