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Verizon Enterprise Solutions: 1Q 2018 Highlights
April 25th 2018 - 07:50 GMT
Verizon Enterprise Solutions delivers the promise of the connected world. During the first quarter of 2018, we helped clients around the globe provide better customer experiences and produce better business results through services such as advanced networking, business communications and managed services. First quarter 2018 highlights include:...more

KDDI Forms KDDI Open Innovation Fund 3 New Investments to Step Up Collaborative Business Creation for the Coming 5G Era
April 23rd 2018 - 21:50 GMT
KDDI CORPORATION (Headquarters: Chiyoda, Tokyo, President: Makoto Takahashi) has joined forces with independent venture capital firm Global Brain Corp. (Headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo, President: Yasuhiko Yurimoto) to establish KDDI Open Innovation Fund 3 (KOIF3), a fund that will invest in venture firms that hold promise for generating synergy with KDDI group companies in the coming 5G era. In anticipation of the changes that will be brought about as 5G technology comes into widespread use, plans call for KOIF3 to invest approximately ¥20 billion over the next five years in ventures that possess innovative technologies and business operations. The investment programs established with KOIF3 will reinforce efforts by KDDI and its group companies to use their networks among venture companies as well as their experience and knowledge of technology and business to seek out promising venture firms in fields such as AI and IoT, which will grow ever more crucial in the 5G age. The investment programs will also make it possible not just for KDDI but also for its group companies to proactively undertake joint development efforts with venture firms. At KDDI, we are a company that continues to provide excitement as we move forward with the integration of telecommunications and life design. By helping create new business operations for the age of 5G, we aim to generate new value through customer experience....more

Keep Track of the Kids, Limit Screen Time and Block Inappropriate Content with Verizon Smart Family
April 23rd 2018 - 04:35 GMT
NEW YORK - When it comes to kids and technology, parents can always use a little help. Kids are getting smartphones earlier than ever-- on average, children with a smartphone received it at seven and a half years old according to the Family Online Safety Institute. Knowing how to best manage your kids' smartphone activity can be tricky if you don't have the right tools. ...more

Verizon Bolsters In-house Customer Experience Design Team with Acquisition of Moment
April 19th 2018 - 07:05 GMT
New York, NY - Today Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) closed its acquisition of Moment, a New York-based design and strategy firm founded in 2002. Beginning immediately, employees will join the company's growing in-house design team and be responsible for creating end-to-end customer experiences including in-store, online, mobile and live customer service by phone or chat....more

Oath Hires Former Alibaba Group Executive As President & COO
April 19th 2018 - 05:50 GMT
Today, Oath, a Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) subsidiary announces that K. Guru Gowrappan will join the company as President and COO. Guru previously served as Global Managing Director at Alibaba Group. He will play a pivotal role in leading the company's operations and global growth strategy, as Oath enters its second year. Leveraging his experience in scaling businesses globally, Guru will work with CEO Tim Armstrong and the Oath and Verizon leadership teams to cement Oath's position as a powerhouse of trusted media and technology brands including AOL, BUILD, HuffPost, MAKERS, TechCrunch, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports. He will report to Armstrong....more

SPAM? Verizon Gives You a New Tool to Avoid Those Pesky Robocalls with New Caller ID Feature
April 17th 2018 - 11:05 GMT
NEW YORK - "I love robocalls," said no one ever. In reality, the opposite is true, and it is in that spirit that Verizon is introducing a new Caller ID feature for its landline phone customers to help them protect themselves from potential malicious robocalls....more

Verizon Virtual Network Services Bundles Make Move to Virtualization Fast, Easy and Cost Effective
April 16th 2018 - 06:20 GMT
NEW YORK - Enterprises know they need to embrace virtualization, but implementing software-defined networking (SDN) solutions can be complex, time consuming and expensive. Verizon is removing some of those barriers and streamlining the virtualization process with the launch of new Virtual Network Services (VNS) Solution Bundles. Verizon developed pre-packaged service chains working with leading technology providers like Checkpoint Software, Cisco, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. With these bundles all network compatibility testing and licensing have already been completed, providing peace of mind while saving both time and labor. Additionally, Verizon's end-to-end orchestration and closed loop service assurance allows customers to essentially "point and click" to enable SDN solutions. ...more

Verizon to Offer IPhone 8 and IPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition
April 9th 2018 - 21:20 GMT
Verizon announced it will offer iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek black front. Customers will be able to order the special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone starting tomorrow, April 10 at 8:30 a.m. ET and it arrives in Verizon stores on April 13....more

Verizon Takes Industry Lead in Working with Key Partners to Drive Advancements on CBRS Spectrum
April 5th 2018 - 09:20 GMT
IRVING, TX - Leading companies and vendors from across the wireless industry have come together at Verizon's facility in Irving, Texas to accelerate using 4G LTE technology over the CBRS (Citizen Band Radio Spectrum) spectrum. After the successful initial trials last year, Corning, Ericsson, Federated Wireless, Google, Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, are all collaborating in end-to-end system testing to further develop the use of this new spectrum. ...more

MobiCom Awarded 'Best Socially Responsible Company'
April 5th 2018 - 01:20 GMT
KDDI CORPORATION subsidiary MobiCom Corporation LLC (Headquarters: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Chairman and CEO: Tatsuya Hamada) has been selected as the "Best Socially Responsible Company" by the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its biennial Silk Road-2018 Awards, honoring corporate public conscientiousness. Presented every other year to honor nine categories of activity and contribution, the Silk Road Awards recognize foreign business entities, international organizations, diplomatic missions and individuals that contribute to Mongolia's economic development and ecological efforts. As Mongolia's largest comprehensive telecommunications service provider, MobiCom places utmost importance on its contributions to Mongolian society. In collaberation with World Vision Mongolia, an NGO that coordinates international cooperation with local governments, MobiCom has helped provide schools with water supply systems and flush toilet facilities through the W.A.S.H. Project. The program has benefitted approximately 45,000 children at 58 schools in 16 provinces with improved public sanitation conditions. MobiCom also participates in the Child Helpline 108 project, which helps address the problem of child abuse. The project provides toll-free assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to children, parents, teachers and social welfare workers, and embodies MobiCom's proactive approach to CSR in Mongolia....more

KDDI Enhances Connectivity in Asia with Southeast Asia-Japan 2 (SJC2) Submarine Cable
April 3rd 2018 - 18:50 GMT
Tokyo, 15 March, 2018―KDDI and the members of the Southeast Asia-Japan 2 consortium (SJC2) signed an agreement with NEC Corporation to build a high performance submarine cable connecting Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, Korea and Japan....more

How Drones Can Provide Cell Phone Service Following Extreme Weather and Disasters
March 19th 2018 - 05:20 GMT
Woodbine, New Jersey -Hurricanes.  Tornadoes.  Blizzards. Earthquakes.  Mother Nature can strike at any moment, leaving behind a path of destruction. If severe weather strikes, power and communication services can be disrupted for days. In early March, Verizon and American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI), took the next step in advancing cutting-edge wireless communications from a drone for disaster response with their fourth test of capabilities....more

Verizon and Colt Demonstrate Industry-first, Two-way Inter Carrier SDN Network Orchestration
March 15th 2018 - 06:50 GMT
London - Colt and Verizon have today successfully showcased two-way inter carrier Software Defined Network (SDN) network orchestration for the first time. At an event in London, both companies were able to make near-real-time bandwidth changes in each other's production networks. This is the first time two-way network orchestration between carrier production networks has been demonstrated anywhere in the world, and marks an important step in enabling real-time cross-carrier automation....more

The Versatile Fitbit Versa is Arriving for Preorder March 14 at Verizon
March 15th 2018 - 04:05 GMT
Picture the most versatile friend you know (and if it's you that's ok too). Ok now put them on your wrist and bring them everywhere you go. Oh and they should track your health and wellbeing stats, carry your music, remind you to move, and look good while doing all that....more

Toyota, JapanTaxi, KDDI and Accenture to Start Piloting Artificial Intelligence-based Taxi Dispatch Support System
March 14th 2018 - 19:50 GMT
Toyota City, Japan, March 9, 2018―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and JapanTaxi Co., Ltd. (JapanTaxi), jointly with KDDI Corporation (KDDI) and Accenture, have developed a taxi dispatch support system that predicts demand for taxi services, combining data from taxi service logs with predictions of demographics made by location-based big data [1] from smartphones as well as event information. The companies have started to deploy the system in Metropolitan Tokyo on a trial basis....more

KDDI Supports Sierra Wireless AirPrime (R) HL78 Low-Power Wide-Area Module for LTE-M IoT Applications in Japan
March 14th 2018 - 03:05 GMT
Next-generation LP gas smart meters will be the first products deployed in Japan on KDDI's LTE-M (Cat-M1/eMTC) network using Sierra Wireless Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) modules...more

Improving Wi-Fi User Experience: KDDI Conducts World's First Successful Enhanced Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage Trials
February 28th 2018 - 23:20 GMT
KDDI CORPORATION (Headquarters: Chiyoda, Tokyo, President: Takashi Tanaka) and collaborating partners have performed the world's first successful field trials to improve the performance and user experience of public Wi-Fi network, based on the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage (TM), [1] certification program of the Wi-Fi Alliance....more

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S9 on Verizon - the Best Streaming Network Meets a Revolutionary Infinity Display
February 26th 2018 - 08:20 GMT
Preorder your Samsung Galaxy S9 on Verizon starting March 2 and experience mobile entertainment like never before on the best streaming network. What's more? You can save up to $500 when you switch to Verizon and trade in your old phone for a new Galaxy S9*. Available in two sizes to fit your lifestyle, the 5.8" Galaxy S9 and 6.2" Galaxy S9+ feature Samsung's stunning edge-to-edge Infinity Display**, powerful stereo speakers, a new dual-aperture lens that powers an innovative low-light camera***, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalized AR Emoji....more

KDDI Named One of "World's Most Admired Companies"
February 21st 2018 - 21:20 GMT
KDDI has been named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," placing fifth in its industry category "Telecommunications" - an improvement of two positions from the previous year....more

5G Takes Center Court
February 21st 2018 - 03:50 GMT
Last month, Verizon demonstrated how 5G technology - connecting a pair of first person goggles and helmet-mounted cameras - could give two NFL players the ability to run plays and catch footballs in a virtual reality environment. This month, we took the technology from the football field to the basketball court and put it in the hands of two of the NBA's best players....more

Verizon Introduces New Plan Options and Adds More Value to Prepaid Offerings
February 16th 2018 - 08:05 GMT
NEW YORK- Verizon customers choose Prepaid to enjoy hassle-free streaming on the best network without an annual contract or credit check. We've made it even better by making it easier to manage your account right from your phone and implementing new family pricing with great discounts on multiple lines. ...more

2018's Best Resolution: Netflix on 100% Fiber-optic Verizon Fios
February 15th 2018 - 05:35 GMT
BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Fios Internet/TV customers with Multi-Room DVR Enhanced or Premium service can now stream Netflix originals like Stranger Things 2 along with hundreds of popular movies and acclaimed TV shows directly from their Fios Interactive Media Guide as subscription access to Netflix is now available on Fios TV channel 838*....more

Another Step Toward Mobile 5G Service: Verizon, Nokia and Qualcomm Complete First Call Using 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio Technology
February 13th 2018 - 08:20 GMT
NEW YORK - Verizon is the first network provider to conduct an over-the-air call on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system using licensed spectrum. This successful test on Verizon's millimeter wave spectrum - using Nokia 5G network technology on a 5G NR prototype device provided by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated - was an important milestone on the road to preparing Verizon's network for widespread implementation of commercial 5G mobile services for consumers and enterprises. The test was conducted this month at Nokia's facility in Murray Hill, NJ and follows prior interoperability testing between Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies. The 5G NR standard was approved by the 3GPP in December 2017....more

Verizon Enterprise Solutions Will Create Global Blockchain Platform Services
February 13th 2018 - 07:35 GMT
NEW YORK - In the ever-evolving security landscape, large enterprises and government agencies are constantly seeking new ways to maintain the integrity of critical infrastructure, protect physical and digital supply chains, and safeguard customers' essential information systems. Understanding this, Verizon Enterprise Solutions later this year will launch a portfolio of blockchain platform services based on Guardtime's KSI Blockchain® capabilities. Consumed as a service, Verizon's enterprise and government customers will be able to integrate proven blockchain solutions into their existing business processes....more

MobiCom Received the Grand Prix at the "Entrepreneur Awards" in 2017
January 30th 2018 - 22:20 GMT
MobiCom Corporation LLC, a consolidated subsidiary of KDDI (Headquarters: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Chairman and CEO: Tatsuya Hamada; hereafter "MobiCom") received the Grand Prix at annual "Entrepreneur Awards" in 2017 which is hosted by Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in recognition of MobiCom's greatest contribution to the economic development of the country throughout the year. Also, MobiCom took first place in the "Top 10 Entrepreneurs Awards" in 2016, which is second highest award after the Grand Prix....more

Verizon to Demonstrate the Power of Digital Convergence at the National Retail Federation's 2018 'Big Show'
January 16th 2018 - 12:05 GMT
Retailers and solution providers from around the globe are converging on New York City this weekend for the National Retail Federation's annual 'Big Show' which kicks off this Sunday, January 14 at the Jacob Javits Center. Visitors to the Verizon booth will experience a prescriptive journey through the critical elements of digital convergence which is determining success in today's hypercompetitive marketplace. ...more

KDDI Invests in Next-Generation Space Company "ispace" to Pursue the Commercialization of Lunar Resource Development
January 11th 2018 - 17:20 GMT
KDDI CORPORATION (Headquarters: Chiyoda, Tokyo, President: Takashi Tanaka) and ispace (Headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, CEO and Founder: Takeshi Hakamada), a next-generation space company pursuing the commercialization of lunar resource development, announce that they have signed a capital and business alliance agreement in which KDDI will provide communications technology support for ispace's lunar resource development project for the purpose of further improving applicable communications technologies in the space field....more

Emergency Preparation Contacts and Safety Tips from Verizon
January 5th 2018 - 11:20 GMT
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Grab your coats, gloves, hats, batteries, and battery chargers…snow is on the way! Verizon engineers and technicians are busily preparing the network to ensure you can connect when you need to most....more

MPT Forms Strategic Partnership with Myanmar National League in Football
January 4th 2018 - 22:20 GMT
KDDI is currently collaborating with Sumitomo Corporation (hereinafter "Sumitomo"; Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Kuniharu Nakamura) and Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (hereinafter "MPT") to provide telecommunications services in Myanmar. MPT and the Myanmar National League (hereinafter "MNL") have entered into a strategic partnership agreement in an effort to further promote football in Myanmar and to support the development of football players....more

An Extreme Network for Extreme Weather
January 3rd 2018 - 11:20 GMT
When we say we're right here with you and we've got your back, we mean it!  In the day-to-day routine and in the most chaotic of circumstances, Verizon is ready to keep you and your loved ones connected.  Verizon's architects and engineers have designed and built a network that stands up to the most extreme circumstances - we call it our Extreme Network.  Our switch locations, the brains of our network, are critical to the network's operation and so are built with standard redundant systems nationwide.  We also have portable assets nationwide that can be deployed in case additional capacity is needed.  That's just table stakes for the most reliable network in the nation.  But what we do to keep people connected in extreme weather when it matters most - now that's where our customers really win....more

Verizon Public Safety Day: "We're Investing in Michigan for Public Safety"
January 3rd 2018 - 07:20 GMT
On a cold and snowy day, Eric Spadafora, executive director, business sales for Verizon Wireless, kicked off the Detroit-area public safety day with a clear message to the assembled public safety and law enforcement officials....more

Verizon Announces Final Results of Its Private Exchange Offers/consent Solicitations for 18 Series of Notes
December 14th 2017 - 06:50 GMT
NEW YORK - Verizon Communications Inc. ("Verizon") (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) today announced the final results, as of 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on December 13, 2017 (the "Expiration Date"), of its previously announced (i) offers, on behalf of certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, to exchange any and all of the outstanding series of notes listed below (collectively, the "Old Notes") for specified series of newly issued debt securities of Verizon (collectively, the "New Notes") (and additional cash amounts for specified series of Old Notes) (the "Exchange Offers") and (ii) solicitations of consents, on behalf of such subsidiaries, to the proposed amendments (the "Proposed Amendments") to the indentures governing the Old Notes in order to, among other things, eliminate certain of the restrictive covenants contained therein (the "Consent Solicitations"), in each case on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Statement dated November 15, 2017, such terms as amended by Verizon's press release relating to the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations (the "Early Results Press Release") dated November 30, 2017 (the "Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Statement" and, together with the accompanying letter of transmittal and eligibility letter, the "Offer Documents")....more

Verizon Announces Final Results of Its Tender Offers/consent Solicitations for 31 Series of Verizon and Certain of Its Subsidiaries' Notes
December 14th 2017 - 05:20 GMT
NEW YORK - Verizon Communications Inc. ("Verizon") (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) today announced the final results, as of 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on December 13, 2017 (the "Expiration Date"), of its previously announced (i) 31 separate offers, for its own account and on behalf of certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, to purchase for cash (the "Tender Offers") up to $1.0 billion aggregate purchase price of the outstanding series of notes listed below (collectively, the "Notes"), and (ii) solicitations of consents, on behalf of such subsidiaries, to the proposed amendments (the "Proposed Amendments") to the indentures governing the Notes issued by such subsidiaries (collectively, the "Subsidiary Notes") in order to, among other things, eliminate certain of the restrictive covenants contained therein (the "Consent Solicitations"), in each case on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated November 15, 2017, such terms as amended by Verizon's press releases relating to the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations dated November 30, 2017 (the "Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement" and, together with the accompanying letter of transmittal, the "Offer Documents"). ...more

Verizon: Technology Leadership and Innovation
December 13th 2017 - 16:20 GMT
BASKING RIDGE, NJ - 2017 was a tremendous year for innovation and technology advancement on Verizon's network.  We continued leading the industry in reliability, coverage and speed, and made significant strides toward the network of the future for our customers, investing in the latest technologies and software platforms, and pushing boundaries in both 4G LTE Advanced features and 5G technology. Here are some highlights....more

NFL and Verizon Announce Game-Changing Partnership to Distribute Unprecedented Mobile Access to Live NFL Games
December 11th 2017 - 16:35 GMT
NEW YORK - The National Football League and Verizon announced today a multi-year partnership in which Verizon's portfolio of premium digital and mobile media properties, including Yahoo Sports, will stream in-market and national games, including national pre-season, regular season, playoff games, and the Super Bowl nationwide to sports fans - regardless of mobile network. The partnership kicks off in January 2018 with streaming of the NFL playoffs on Yahoo and Yahoo Sports, in addition to go90 and the NFL mobile app. ...more

Frontier and Veterans Advantage to Reward Military, Veterans and Their Families
December 8th 2017 - 09:50 GMT
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) and Veterans Advantage today announced an annual savings program on qualifying new Frontier bundles for U.S. active duty, retirees, veterans, current and former guardsmen, reservists and their families enrolled with Veterans Advantage. ...more

System in Package Market - Expected to Reach $9 Billion by 2023 - Research and Markets
December 8th 2017 - 08:35 GMT
The "System in Package Market by Packaging Technology, Package Type, Packaging Method, Device, Application - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. ...more

Aircraft Antenna Market by End User, Application, Platform, Frequency Band & Region - Global Forecast to 2022 - Research and Markets
December 8th 2017 - 07:50 GMT
The "Aircraft Antenna Market by End User (OEM, Aftermarket), Application (Communication, Navigation & Surveillance), Platform (Aircraft, UAV), Frequency Band (VHF & UHF Band, Ka/Ku/K Band, HF Band, X Band, C Band), Region - Global Forecast to 2022" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. ...more

Comcast Opens New Xfinity Store in Tualatin, Oregon
December 8th 2017 - 06:50 GMT
Just in time for the holidays, Comcast is announcing the opening of a new Xfinity Store in Tualatin, Oregon, located at the Shops at Bridgeport, 7219 SW Hazel Fern Road in Tualatin, adjacent to Bridgeport Village. The Tualatin store is the latest store opening from Comcast, which has been transforming its customer centers across the country to make the experience more enjoyable and convenient. ...more

GigCapital, Inc. Announces Pricing of $125,000,000 Initial Public Offering
December 8th 2017 - 06:30 GMT
GigCapital, Inc. (the "Company"), a Delaware corporation (the "Company") that is an emerging-growth blank check company newly formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 12,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") and are expected to trade under the ticker symbol "GIG.U" beginning December 8, 2017. Dr. Avi Katz is the executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and the Company is sponsored by GigAcquisitions, LLC, which is itself solely managed by GigFounders, LLC (an advisory firm solely managed by Dr. Katz), and Cowen Investments LLC with certain of its affiliates. ...more