Wireless Carrier Overview: Verizon Wireless


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At present, Verizon Wireless has the largest number of wireless service subscribers in the US market. In terms of network coverage, speed, and reliability, Verizon offers competitive wireless voice services to businesses across the US. Although the carrier presently lags behind its closest competitors in terms of wireless data coverage, enterprises should consider Verizon as a wireless service provider.

Merging to Lead

In 2000, US-based Verizon Communications and UK-based Vodafone Group merged their North American wireless assets to create Verizon Wireless. Since its inception, Verizon Wireless has held a leadership role in the US wireless market. From 2000 until Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless in 2004, Verizon Wireless was the largest wireless communications provider in the US. More recently, Verizon returned to the top with its absorption of Alltel in 2008.

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Published: March 24, 2009
Last Revised: March 24, 2009

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