Verizon's wireline divestiture could kick off consolidation trend

Sean Buckley, FierceTelecomVerizon (NYSE: VZ) may still be one of the largest wireline telcos in the U.S., but it's clear that its ongoing focus to trim nonessential assets and increase its market share in the wireless industry is driving it to consider selling some of its fixed line business units. With Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam broaching this topic during last week's Citi 2015 Global Internet, Media & Telecommunications conference, FierceTelecom's Sean Buckley examined the implications. You can read his full report here.

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