Verizon Communications is a global communications and technology leader active in 4G and 5G wireless networks, broadband and fibre optics, video and advertising platforms, and internet of things. It operates through wireless and wireline segments. The wireless segment provides wireless voice and data services and equipment sales to consumer, business and government customers. The wireline segment offers broadband video and data; corporate networking solutions; data centre and cloud services; security and managed network services; and local and long-distance voice services. Verizon was created in 2000 by Bell Atlantic and GTE Corps. in one of the largest mergers in US history.