Verizon reported that despite seeing a slowdown in overall customer additions due to weather issues in the Northeast, FiOS revenues still rose 15.5 percent to $3 billion.
Infinera bucked the seasonal first-quarter optical industry decline trend, reporting that its first-quarter 2014 revenues were $142.8 million, up sequentially from $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $124.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.
Verizon Communications continued to add subscribers to its FiOS TV and Internet ranks, but at a slower pace that reflects the carrier's policy of selling the service only in existing markets.
The Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS) released a new standard for LTE Multicast content delivery to mobile devices based upon the Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast System (eMBMS).
Elected officials in the Buffalo region of New York have an uphill task if they expect Verizon to change its mind about adding new FiOS markets. Nevertheless, Assemblyman Sean Ryan and State Sen. Timothy Kennedy want the service in Buffalo and other local communities.
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Verizon has appointed Christopher Formant as its new president of its Verizon Enterprise Solutions division.
Verizon is appealing to new potential FiOS subscribers with a new $50 video, broadband promotional bundle, but customers will need to be prepared for the price jump when the promotional period ends.
Even as management has "done some interesting things with FiOS services," Verizon's overall wireline business "lags the major wireline operators such as AT&T, Comcast and Cablevision," a Seeking Alpha analysis has concluded.
Verizon has begun its latest effort to enhance its U.S. metro network with 100G, bringing what it says is better latency and improved scalability that it has seen in deploying the technology in its long-haul network.