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Verizon is the largest US wireless operator by subscriptions, with 170.44 million at end-1Q19. The company focuses largely on wireless, but also has wireline business. Verizon had 22.9 million combined fixed voice, broadband, and TV subscriptions at end-1Q19.


  • Verizon was the first US operator to launch fixed wireless 5G, though initially using non-standards-based equipment.
  • Verizon was first in the US and the world to launch mobile 5G with a smartphone. Verizon also has a initial exclusivity window for the first two 5G smartphones available in the US.
  • Verizon recently launched Fios TV One, an upgraded TV interface for Fios TV that includes an advanced voice remote, Wi-Fi connectivity, Netflix integration, and 4K ultra-HD TV.

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 testing edge computing and planning to use 3.5GHz spectrum once approved by the FCC.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key developments with Verizon’s main products and services?
  • How does Verizon measure against its peers across a variety of financial benchmarks?
  • What are Verizon’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Verizon Consumer Update, June 2019

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