AT&T carrier recently declared that it will be spending an estimated $14 billion in the next three years or more for wireless and wired networks. The investment will also look forward to the further growth of 4G LTE service, which will be made available to 300 million people by 2014 end.
In order to continue purchasing unused airwaves from other firms, Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile provider in the U. S. and cable company Comcast in principle agreed to limit joint ventures. The cross-marketing agreement includes Verizon Wireless's bid to purchase unused airwaves owned by cable companies worth $3.6 billion.
According to reports, requests from law enforcement agencies to cell carriers regarding subscribed text messages, caller locations and other information have drastically increased in the past five years. The requests numbered an enormous 1.3 million last year.
US carrier Verizon has join forces with South Korean manufacturer Samsung in its ongoing patent war against Apple.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is seeking a ban on the sale of some Samsung devices in the US, claiming that they infringe on its patents. But, Verizon argues that any ban on the Samsung products will have negative effect on subscribers on its network.
Following a two-week strike, Tens of thousands of Verizon Communications workers agreed to resume work from Monday despite the absence of an agreement on the terms for a new contract, union leaders confirmed on Saturday.
The 45,000 Communications Workers went on strike on August 7 over disagreement on some contract issues like medical benefits, job security, attendance policy and job security.
US network provider Verizon got the iPhone 4 nearly eight months after it was released via AT&T, but Verizon currently commands around a third of iPhone 4 market in the country.
Figures released by research firm Localytics claims that 32.3 per cent of the iPhone 4 smartphones are running on the airwaves of Verizon in the US, as of July 1.
AT&T has been selling the iPhone 4 since June 2010, while the Verizon iPhone 4 was released in February 2011.