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albreznick
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albreznick,
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10/27/2013 | 9:18:40 PM
Re: Wireless Strategies
Well, Dan, I think they're throwing just about everything they have into WiFi right now. That's where all the action is. And they'll continue to market the wireless bundles with Verizon Wireless. But I don't think they'll be trying any more 3G or 4G stuff anymore, either on their own or in partnerships with the telcos.
DanJones
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10/21/2013 | 2:06:06 PM
Wireless Strategies
Wonder what the MSOs are planning to do for a wireless strategy now?
albreznick
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albreznick,
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10/17/2013 | 5:15:37 PM
Re: other priorities
And I was always surprised that the cable companies would team up with Verizon on something like this. Well, add it to the long and growing list of failed cable joint ventures with telcos, only this time it seems to be Verizon's doing, not cable's.
Carol Wilson
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10/17/2013 | 5:09:51 PM
Re: other priorities
I was always a little surprised Verizon wanted to team up on anything with cable companies that mentioned "innovation."
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10/17/2013 | 2:46:43 PM
Re: other priorities
The JV was only going to be temporary anyway-until the end of 2016, acording to this story: http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=697715. Still, ending it more than three years early might mean both companies wanted to keep their best innovation ideas away from the JV.
DanJones
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DanJones,
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10/17/2013 | 2:17:14 PM
Re: other priorities
I would say Verizon/VZW expansion is very much the focus. Seriously outstripping rivals on the subs numbers now, I'll note.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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10/17/2013 | 1:59:15 PM
Re: other priorities
That could very well be. I also took it to mean that they were going to focus on more integration within Verizon/Verizon Wireless now that Vodafone is on its way out, versus integrating with other players in the market.
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10/17/2013 | 1:57:37 PM
Re: other priorities
Shammo seemed to place some blame on the call on the Vodafone deal, but I'm not sure how that would be relevant (anyone know?).

I'd wonder if the "magical products" (from a VZ job description) they were working on with cable just didn't turn out to be all that magical?
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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10/17/2013 | 1:33:23 PM
other priorities
It was pointed out to me on Twitter that the move "speaks to their comfort in FiOS roll out as well as owning all of VZW, also likely a function of specter of cable M&A." It makes sense when you think about all these factors coming together, but I admit I was surprised to hear Shammo offhandedly mention it was terminated. 


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