Verizon Wireless spectrumWith Vodafone no longer involved in Verizon Wireless, Verizon will have a new emphasis on services that span its wireless and wireline business, said Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam a Morgan Stanley conference today. One example of such services would be a video offering that can move seamlessly between wireless and wireline devices, he said.

“We want to integrate our assets into one set of solutions,” said McAdam. “The first thing [is] to establish product development and [an] emerging business organization.”

McAdam has a new direct report who will be working with teams from the wireline and wireless sides of the company to achieve integration and product development goals.

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Other notable information from McAdam’s presentation today:

  • Currently there are 20 channels that the company is allowed to make available to mobile customers. But he sees that number rising to 110.
  • The company will begin rolling out voice over LTE this year and will begin converting its CDMA network to the technology in 2015.
  • Verizon is working with the manufacturer of wireless sensors that can be installed in a parking lot to direct customers to an open parking space at a sports stadium.
  • The company sees potential for a set-top box that is “a bit bigger than my thumb” that could connect to mobile devices and which the company gained through its acquisition of On Cue.
  • Verizon received approval from the state of Pennsylvania to move customers off of copper lines to a wireless alternative.
  • The company has moved 330,000 customers off of copper wiring and onto FiOS.
  • McAdam believes stakeholders are beginning to understand that network operators need the ability to prioritize certain types of traffic to support critical capabilities such as healthcare apps.
  • If Verizon can find the right model, McAdam believes the company can get a “virtuous cycle” where both video and over-the-top offerings make gains.

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