Verizon Communications Inc. Competition
Verizon Communications is the #2 US telecom services provider overall after AT&T, but it holds the top spot in wireless services ahead of rival AT&T Mobility. The company's core mobile business (about two-thirds of sales) is primarily retail and is overseen by Verizon Wireless, which operates as a joint venture with Vodafone; it serves nearly 100 million customers. Verizon's wireline unit, with nearly 24 million landline accounts, provides local telephone, long-distance, Internet access, and digital TV services to residential and wholesale customers. In addition to those services, Verizon offers a wide range of telecom, managed network, and IT services to commercial and government clients in more than 150 countries.