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Friday, January 23, 2009

Verizon One - A clue to service provider CPE spending?

Verizon has released the Hub, which looks to be an enhancement to the 'Verizon One Communications Center' and a good example of fixed-mobile communications convergence in the telco space. The Wall Street Journal provided a write-up on this today.

The new home phone, called the Hub, aims to retain existing landline customers and attract other carriers' customers, the company said. The phone will deliver streaming video services and work with Verizon Wireless text messaging and location services.

Verizon Communication's Internet phone for the home offers streaming video and a location-finding service for Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon and Vodafone Group PLC, will sell the phone in its retail stores beginning Feb. 1. It costs $199 after a $50 rebate. Customers must sign a two-year contract with a monthly charge of $35.

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Blogger JJ said...

I'm wondering why the hub was introduced not by Verizon but by Verizon Wireless.

4:06 AM  

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