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Verizon is the largest US wireless operator by subscriptions, with 128.6 million at end-4Q15, having added 2.2 million in the quarter. Verizon’s wireless subscriptions are overwhelmingly postpaid, accounting for 95% of total retail subscriptions and 76% of all subscriptions at end-4Q15.


  • Verizon plans to start 5G trials in 2016 and commercially deploy the technology in 2017.
  • Verizon had essentially stopped building out its Fios fiber-to-the-home product a while back. In April 2016, however, it announced plans to bring Fios to Boston.

Features and Benefits

  • Compare Verizon to its peers across a variety of financial benchmarks.
  • Learn about Verizon’s mobile and fixed broadband subscription trends, as well as market-share trends.
  • Learn about Verizon’s strategic initiatives, including next steps with LTE.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key developments in Verizon’s main products and services?
  • What are Verizon’s next steps with LTE?
  • How does Verizon measure against its peers across a variety of financial benchmarks?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Verizon Consumer Update, June 2016

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