AT&T echoed comments from Verizon Communications and Google by stating that mobile networks have different needs to fixed infrastructure when it comes to “net neutrality”.
Verizon Communications suffered a decline in first quarter profit as it was hit by a series of charges, while its mobile arm – Verizon Wireless – saw a worrying decline in new high-value postpaid subscribers
Vodafone is to consult its largest shareholders over plans to end its stand-off with Verizon Communications over their ownership of US mobile market-leader Verizon Wireless
The future fate of Verizon Wireless’ ownership continues to make headlines, with the latest reports suggesting that one option – a merger between parent companies Vodafone and Verizon Communications – is unlikely to happen. “Absent new information, a merger doesn’t seem to have a lot of appeal… There’s no compelling reason for investors to think this is an exciting thing to do,” said Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon Communications’ chief executive.