Verizon Communications http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23837/all en Vodafone helps drive Britain's FTSE higher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/vodafone-helps-drive-britains-ftse-higher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent</p> <p>* Vodafone rises on Verizon sale talk</p> <p>* Miners weaken, caution ahead of China data</p> <p>By Tricia Wright</p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index moved back up on<br /> Tuesday towards recent two-year highs, helped by gains from UK<br /> market heavyweight Vodafone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/vodafone-helps-drive-britains-ftse-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell System Broadband Economy of the United Kingdom Economy of the United States Electronic engineering Person Career Quotation Racal Verizon Communications Vodafone Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:09 +0000 5731481 at http://www.globalpost.com European share flatline on mixed earnings, economic data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/european-share-flatline-mixed-earnings-economic-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSEurofirst flat at midday * Apple outlook dents tech stocks * Auto stocks slip as French economic worries grow * Telcos boosted by Vodafone gains * Budget airlines rise after easyJet numbers By David Brett LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - European shares were little changed around midday on Thursday as mixed company earnings coupled with conflicting economic data from the region made investors wary, with indexes at multi-year highs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/european-share-flatline-mixed-earnings-economic-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Law Racal Verizon Communications Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:45:26 +0000 5738775 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone can invest in Europe without Verizon sale, says CEO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/vodafone-can-invest-europe-without-verizon-sale-says-ceo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BARCELONA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Vodafone says that it does not need to sell part of its stake in the highly profitable Verizon Wireless joint venture in the United States to bolster its position in Europe.</p> <p>Speaking to reporters at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Vodafone Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said that the British company had a healthy balance sheet and could invest when it needed to.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/vodafone-can-invest-europe-without-verizon-sale-says-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Verizon Communications Vodafone Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:15:47 +0000 5765955 at http://www.globalpost.com FTSE hits fresh five year highs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/ftse-hits-fresh-five-year-highs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent</p> <p>* Vodafone leads gainers on Verizon talk</p> <p>* Melrose, Admiral, L&amp;G rise post results</p> <p>* Ex-divs knock 7.6 points off index</p> <p>By Tricia Wright</p> <p>LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index hit fresh five-year highs on Wednesday, helped by renewed reports of a potential merger between Vodafone and its U.S. joint venture partner Verizon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/ftse-hits-fresh-five-year-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Racal Verizon Communications Vodafone Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:45:30 +0000 5774930 at http://www.globalpost.com FTSE snaps three-day rally after miner weakness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/profit-takers-italian-bond-sale-drag-ftse-five-year-peak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alistair Smout</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - The FTSE 100 fell on Friday after a three-day rally, as investors backed away from riskier sectors and U.S. GDP figures came in below expectations.</p> <p>Material and energy stocks, which are sensitive to optimism over the global economic outlook, took 26 points off the FTSE 100, dragging the index into negative territory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/profit-takers-italian-bond-sale-drag-ftse-five-year-peak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 110th United States Congress Asia Barclays BHP Billiton BP BP Burberry Business Business cycle Commodities market Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Crédit Agricole Cyprus Divided regions Dividend Dividends Dow Jones Industrial Average Dual-listed companies Economic history Economics Economy of New York City Economy of the European Union Economy of the United Kingdom Economy of the United States Economy of Western Australia Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Environment Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Euro European Union Ex-dividend date Finance Financial data vendors Financial economics Financial markets Financial ratios Financial regulation Financial services Financial Times FTSE 100 FTSE 100 Index FTSE 250 Index FTSE 350 Index Funds Futures contract Gainer Glencore Gross domestic product Health Hedge Hospitality HSBC Human Interest InterContinental Hotels Group Investec Bank Investment Investment banks John Lewis Partnership Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Levant Macroeconomics Marks & Spencer Mining Morrisons Newedge Group Ocado OJSC Polymetal P/E ratio Political geography Politics Publishing Racal Recessions Reckitt Benckiser Reuters Rio Tinto Group Saxo Bank Social Issues Stock market Stock market index Strepsils Technology Tesco TNK-BP TUI AG TUI Travel United Kingdom Verizon Communications Verizon Wireless Vodafone War Xstrata Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:31:25 +0000 5782291 at http://www.globalpost.com Verizon beats estimates and raises Vodafone pressure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/verizon-posts-higher-quarterly-revenue-subscriber-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sinead Carew</p> <p>(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on the performance of its wireless business, which reined in costs without slowing growth.</p> <p>Verizon also ramped up the pressure on Vodafone Group Plc, which owns 45 percent of the Verizon Wireless unit. Verizon has been seeking to buy that stake and take full control of the top U.S. mobile company.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/verizon-posts-higher-quarterly-revenue-subscriber-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell System Broadband Business Dow Jones Industrial Average Smartphones Technology Verizon Communications Verizon Communications Inc Verizon Wireless Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:01:36 +0000 5819211 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone opens higher on report of Verizon's JV buyout plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/vodafone-opens-higher-report-verizons-jv-buyout-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Vodafone rose 1.5 percent in early trade on Thursday after two sources said its joint venture partner in the United States, Verizon Communications, was working on a $100 billion bid to take full control of the asset.</p> <p>The two sources familiar with the situation said Verizon had hired advisers to prepare a possible cash and stock bid to buy out Vodafone's 45 percent stake in the highly successful business.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/vodafone-opens-higher-report-verizons-jv-buyout-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Racal Verizon Communications Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:30:04 +0000 5824798 at http://www.globalpost.com Timeline - Verizon and Vodafone's long relationship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/timeline-verizon-and-vodafones-long-relationship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications has hired advisers to prepare a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from its partner Vodafone, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.</p> <p>It is the latest twist in a long relationship between the two telecommunications giants. Following is a timeline charting their history together:</p> <p>1994</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/timeline-verizon-and-vodafones-long-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell Atlantic Bell Atlantic Mobile Business Economy of the United States Verizon Communications Verizon Communications Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:01:05 +0000 5825528 at http://www.globalpost.com Verizon says will not pay a premium for Vodafone stake - analyst http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/verizon-says-will-not-pay-premium-vodafone-stake-analyst <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications &lt;VZ.N&gt; would like to buy out Vodafone &lt;VOD.L&gt; from their Wireless joint venture but will not do so at any cost, its chief executive has told JP Morgan analysts,</p> <p>In a note to clients, analyst Philip Cusick said Verizon boss Lowell McAdam had said he did not believe a premium would be required to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in the highly successful Verizon Wireless business, because Verizon already had control through its 55 percent holding.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/verizon-says-will-not-pay-premium-vodafone-stake-analyst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell System Verizon Communications Vodafone Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 17:37:58 +0000 5833074 at http://www.globalpost.com Verizon Wireless to pay its parents $7 billion dividend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/verizon-wireless-pay-parents-surprise-7-billion-dividend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service provider, said on Monday it would pay its parents Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group Plc a dividend of $7 billion in June.</p> <p>The dividend comes amid mounting speculation Verizon could buy Vodafone's stake in the venture if they can agree on a price. Reuters reported on April 24 that Verizon was preparing a $100 billion bid for the stake.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/verizon-wireless-pay-parents-surprise-7-billion-dividend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell System The Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications Verizon Wireless Vodafone Thomson Reuters Tue, 14 May 2013 01:45:59 +0000 5837246 at http://www.globalpost.com Jennifer Lopez to open cellphone stores aimed at Latinos, selling Verizon service http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/jennifer-lopez-open-cellphone-stores-aimed-at-latinos-sellin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - "Jenny from the Block" wants the block to buy Verizon phones from her.</p> <p>Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez on Wednesday announced she's opening a chain of 15 cellphone stores and a website under the Viva Movil brand. The aim is to sell Verizon phones and services to Latinos.</p> <p>The first store will open in New York on June 15, with others following in Los Angeles and Miami. The stores will have bilingual staff and provide a "culturally relevant shopping experience," Viva Movil said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/jennifer-lopez-open-cellphone-stores-aimed-at-latinos-sellin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell System Jennifer Lopez Mobile virtual network operators Social Issues Technology Verizon Communications The Canadian Press Thu, 23 May 2013 04:45:58 +0000 5844387 at http://www.globalpost.com Mobilicity delays vote on recapitalization till July 10; looks at 'alternatives' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130703/mobilicity-delays-vote-recapitalization-till-july-10-looks-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Mobilicity has pushed back a vote on the company's proposed recapitalization plan by a week.</p> <p>The struggling wireless service provider, which has reportedly held talks with U.S. telecom giant Verizon, says it needs the added time to consider "additional potential alternatives."</p> <p>The vote by debtholders, originally scheduled for Wednesday, now is set for July 10.</p> <p>Verizon is said to be considering entering the Canadian wireless market and has reportedly made an initial $700-million offer for Wind Mobile, another of Canada's small telecoms.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130703/mobilicity-delays-vote-recapitalization-till-july-10-looks-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilicity Verizon Communications Wind Mobile The Canadian Press Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:31:16 +0000 5874499 at http://www.globalpost.com Verizon still exploring possibility of entering Canada's wireless market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130718/verizon-still-exploring-possibility-entering-canadas-wireles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Verizon Wireless says it's still eyeing the possibility of entering Canada's wireless market.</p> <p>"We continue to explore and have discussions, but at this point it's really just an exploratory exercise," said Verizon's chief financial officer Francis Shammo during a conference call Thursday.</p> <p>The company said it sees ripe opportunity in Ontario and Quebec, the country's most populated provinces, which are also adjacent to Verizon's U.S. properties.</p> <p>Verizon is also interested in participating in a January spectrum auction for the 700-megahertz frequency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130718/verizon-still-exploring-possibility-entering-canadas-wireles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband S&P/TSX 60 Index Technology Verizon Communications Verizon Wireless The Canadian Press Fri, 19 Jul 2013 02:12:37 +0000 5887343 at http://www.globalpost.com Verizon rules out service fee changes in new phone upgrade offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130718/verizon-rules-out-service-fee-changes-new-phone-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless will allow customers who want frequent upgrades of their cellphones to pay for their mobile devices in installments, but the popularity of the new offering may be limited because the company has ruled out any change in service fees.</p> <p>Analysts said that Verizon's plan, and a similar offering announced this week by No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider AT&amp;T Inc &lt;T.N&gt;, would have limited success because customers would effectively be paying for their smartphone twice.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130718/verizon-rules-out-service-fee-changes-new-phone-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell System Broadband Technology Verizon Communications Verizon Wireless Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Jul 2013 02:10:55 +0000 5887322 at http://www.globalpost.com Vodafone says it would consider Verizon offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/vodafone-says-would-consider-verizon-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - The board of Vodafone &lt;VOD.L&gt; would seriously consider any offer for its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless if it offered more value to investors than the current status quo, its chairman said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Vodafone's partner in the United States, Verizon Communications &lt;VZ.N&gt;, has made little secret of its desire to buy out Vodafone from its joint venture in a deal that would be one of the largest of all time, with a possible price tag of around $120 billion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/vodafone-says-would-consider-verizon-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Verizon Communications Vodafone Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:02:14 +0000 5891076 at http://www.globalpost.com