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Who needs 5G? Qualcomm, Ericsson and Verizon hit 1Gbps with LTE gear

A group of researchers working for Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm say they have hit a record 1.07Gbps download rate with LTE hardware. The three companies say that, in a controlled Ericsson lab, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 chipset was able to use Verizon spectrum to access 12 simultaneous LTE streams and pull data at a gigabit …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Aug 2017
Police search

US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that's touched that mast

US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records. This according to the latest Verizon US transparency report for the first half of the 2017 calendar year. The dossier tracks government requests for phone records both of individual …
Shaun Nichols, 17 Aug 2017

Multi-gig broadband spec passes interop test at Verizon

Verizon is ramping up its multi-gigabit optical broadband work with interop tests for its implementation of the OpenOMCI specification. OpenOMCI is a management specification covering the interaction between optical modems (the Optical Network Terminal, ONT) in the home and the upstream Optical Line Terminal (OLT), and is part …

14 million Verizon subscribers' details leak from crappily configured AWS S3 data store

Updated Another day, another leaky Amazon S3 bucket. This time, one that exposed account records for roughly 14 million Verizon customers to anyone online curious enough to find it. The cloud-hosted repository, ironically owned by Israeli-based software security vendor NICE, contained terabytes of Verizon customer names, addresses, …
Iain Thomson, 12 Jul 2017
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Verizon!-owned! Yahoo! bins! AT&T! IDs! for! Tumblr! logins!

Verizon has moved to unwind an old deal between Yahoo! and AT&T that allowed users to run merged AT&T and Yahoo! email accounts for login to some Yahoo! services. Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo! in 2013 and became a familiar Purple Palace bungle: after splashing US$1.1 billion to buy the blogging platform, it January this year …
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Yahoo! cleanup! will! cost! Verizon! half! a! billion! bucks!

Verizon says it will have to write off $500m for severance and integration costs on its acquisition of Yahoo! The telco told the SEC it would mark down the $500m charge in its next quarterly report as it cuts unneeded staff and offices and mixes the rest in with AOL. It is believed as many as 2,000 workers will be getting …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Jun 2017
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Marissa! Mayer! out! as! Yahoo!-Verizon! closes!

Marissa Mayer has officially resigned from Yahoo!, as Verizon's $4.8bn (£3.77bn) gobble of the company closed today. Damage done to the company's value by successful cyber-attacks in 2016 resulted in $350m being cut off the price. The closure of the transaction means Yahoo! as a legal entity is no more. The merged AOL-Yahoo! …
Kat Hall, 13 Jun 2017

Yahoo! shareholders! sign! off! sale! to! Verizon!, which! sharpens! axe!

Yahoo!'s shareholders have formally approved the sale of the company's operating businesses to Verizon. The company says it “anticipates that the Sale Transaction will close on June 13, 2017.” Once that happens, Yahoo! will change its name to Altaba and re-structure itself as an investment company. Altaba's portfolio will …
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Moneybags Verizon swoops in, swipes Straight Path from AT&T with a $3.1bn pot of gold

Just one month after announcing a $1.7bn acquisition deal with AT&T, 5G spectrum holder Straight Path now says it is instead inking a $3.1bn deal with Verizon. The telco giant announced on Wednesday that it would be paying $184.00 per share in an all-stock acquisition deal. Pending shareholders' and US comms watchdog the FCC's …
Shaun Nichols, 11 May 2017

What's your worst nightmare? A Comcast, Charter cellphone network? Oh, it's coming

Much-loved US cable giants Comcast and Charter, which both long to run their own cellphone networks, are teaming up to make their wireless nightmare, er, dream a reality. Under the terms of the partnership announced Monday morning, Charter and Comcast will together develop shared hardware and software backbones to support …
Shaun Nichols, 8 May 2017
Skull and Crossbones in the cloud

Big Blue to buy Verizon's cloud

In February 2016 Verizon told The Register it “remains committed to delivering a range of cloud services for enterprise and government customers and is making significant investments in its cloud platform in 2016." And today it announced IBM will acquire its cloud and managed hosting business, for an undisclosed sum. Verizon …
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Yahoo!'s Marissa! will! eject! with! $186m!.. $185m!.. $184m!..

When Yahoo! boss Marissa Mayer leaves the merged Verizon-AOL-Yahoo! behemoth, as is expected soon, she'll walk away with stocks and cash today worth $186m. In paperwork submitted to America's financial watchdog on Monday, Yahoo! revealed that its CEO, who presided over its plunge into obscurity, owns 4,492,286 shares of stock …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Apr 2017

For the first time ever, Verizon sheds subs: 300,000 punters walk out

Verizon today turned in financial results of a nightmare first quarter of 2017 that saw the nation's top wireless carrier shed more than 300,000 postpaid subscribers. This marks the first time Verizon has ever recorded a net loss in customer subscriptions at the end of a quarter, an ominous sign for a telco that has made …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Apr 2017
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Verizon's bogus bills tanked my credit score, claims sueball slinger

A bloke in the US is suing Verizon alleging that a billing blunder left him with bad credit. Travis Combs, of Virginia, is suing the wireless giant for damages and distress, alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He claims that by misreporting his closed account as "delinquent," Verizon has unfairly driven down …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Apr 2017
Oath: logo

Verizon utters solemn Oath: Yahoo! will remain Yahoo!

Logo Watch After a brief social media flurry, Yahoo! has spiked speculation that it's about to lose its name. The errors started with Business Insider, where “there's going to be a new name after the acquisition” speculation was given wings by a perhaps-badly-timed Tweet from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong launching a brand called "Oath:" to …
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Marissa! Mayer! out! as! CEO! of! Yahoo! corpse! post-Verizon! gobble!

Marissa Mayer won't lead the remains of her beleaguered Yahoo! once telco giant Verizon gobbles up its core assets, it was announced Monday. Verizon is in the process of acquiring Yahoo!'s star components, such as Y! Mail and Y! Finance, a move that will leave behind a shell biz called Altaba. Today it was confirmed Mayer will …
Kat Hall, 13 Mar 2017

Public IPv4 drought: Verizon Wireless to stop handing out static addys

Verizon Wireless will soon stop issuing public static IPv4 addresses to its business customers “due to a shortage of available addresses.” Instead, it will dish out persistent prefix IPv6 addresses. If you're a Verizon customer and you need a static public address for an IPv4-only device, you'll have to replace that hardware …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Mar 2017

$350m! shaved! off! sale! price! as! Verizon! swallows! Yahoo!

Yahoo! will be gobbled by Verizon for $4.48bn, $350m cheaper than the initial deal, apparently due to the damage done to the company's value by widely reported successful cyber-attacks. Verizon slashed its acquisition offer in the wake of Yahoo! confessing to cyber-attacks, and the companies will now share the liability for …

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