Organizational Structure Changes, Technology Investments, and Network Expansions Help Position for Growth - Research Report on

    Organizational Structure Changes, Technology Investments, and Network
 Expansions Help Position for Growth - Research Report on Verizon, Vodafone,
               TDS, Ruckus Wireless, and Alaska Communications

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NEW YORK, August 8, 2013

NEW YORK, August 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Verizon
Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), Vodafone Group plc (ADR) (NASDAQ: VOD),
Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), Ruckus Wireless Inc. (NYSE: RKUS),
and Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK). Today's readers
may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets,
industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Verizon Communications Inc. Research Report

On August 1, 2013, Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) issued a
congratulatory note on Mike O' Rielly's nomination to serve as a commissioner
at the Federal Communications Commission. Craig Silliman, Verizon's Senior
Vice President, Public Policy, stated, "Verizon congratulates Mike O'Rielly on
his nomination to serve as commissioner at the FCC. His experience and public
service are tremendous assets that will prove invaluable as the commission
addresses pressing needs, including the availability of spectrum, the
transition to IP-based services and the need to modernize the country's
outdated policy framework for communications technology." Silliman added, "We
look forward to working with Mr. O'Rielly and the full commission on policies
that stimulate innovation and benefit American consumers." The Full Research
Report on Verizon Communications Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/ca80_VZ]

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Vodafone Group plc (ADR) Research Report

On August 1, 2013, Vodafone Group plc (ADR) (Vodafone) announced changes to
its organizational structure, in-line with its Vodafone 2015 priorities.
Starting October 1, 2013, Vodafone will initiate the merger of its Northern &
Central Europe and Southern Europe regions into one European region and will
report its Turkish operating company within the Africa, Middle East, and
Asia-Pacific region. Consequently, the Company's current Regional CEO of
Northern and Central Europe, Philippe Humm, will become the Regional CEO of
Europe. Additionally, the Company is creating an expanded Group Commercial
platform, comprised of Brand, Consumer, Unified Communications, Terminals,
Customer Operations, and Partner Markets, encompassing the recently-created
Group Enterprise organization. Paolo Bertoluzzo, Vodafone's current Regional
Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe, will hold the responsibility as
Group Commercial and Operations Officer. The Full Research Report on Vodafone
Group plc (ADR) - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6e1f_VOD]

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Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. Research Report

On August 2, 2013, Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) reported its Q2 2013
financial results. The Company's operating revenues decreased 7.2% YoY to $1.2
billion during the quarter. Net income attributable to TDS shareholders was
$156.1 million or $1.42 per diluted share in Q2 2013, compared to $42.3
million or $0.39 per diluted share in Q2 2012. LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr.,
President and Chief Executive Officer at TDS, said, "At U.S. Cellular, we
divested underperforming markets in May for $480 million, and returned value
to shareholders through a special, one-time dividend. In June, U.S. Cellular
also announced an agreement to monetize non-strategic spectrum at a
significant valuation. Yesterday, we closed the Baja Broadband acquisition and
TDS Telecom began implementing strategies to drive customer penetration in
Baja's markets. This morning, we announced a new $250 million share repurchase
authorization that will enable us to return value to TDS shareholders."The
Full Research Report on Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/172e_TDS]

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Ruckus Wireless Inc. Research Report

On July 31, 2013, Ruckus Wireless Inc. (Ruckus Wireless) reported its Q2 2013
financial results. The Company's revenue increased 30.6% YoY to $63.9 million
during the quarter. Net income attributable to common stockholders was $0.7
million or $0.01 per diluted share, in Q2 2013, compared to $5.1 million or
$0.17 per diluted share, in Q2 2012. Selina Lo, President and Chief Executive
Officer at Ruckus Wireless, said, "In the quarter, our service provider
business regained momentum with a record number of new wins and network
expansion by existing customers. Our strong position in the carrier Wi-Fi
market was validated by Infonetics' Global Service Provider survey published
in Q2, which found Ruckus to be the second most installed Wi-Fi brand and the
number one brand being evaluated for 2014 deployments." The Full Research
Report on Ruckus Wireless Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/51ae_RKUS]

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Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. Research Report

On August 1, 2013, Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. (Alaska
Communications) reported its Q2 2013 financial results. The Company's
operating revenues increased $8.6% YoY to $97.7 million during the quarter.
Net income was $37.7 million or $0.80 per diluted share in Q2 2013, compared
to net loss of $0.8 million or $0.02 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Anand
Vadapalli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Communications,
commented on the results, "We are extremely pleased with our performance in
the first half of the year. We achieved very strong rates of growth, with
retail broadband revenues increasing 21% over last year." Vadapalli added,
"This quarter we also initiated a fiber-to-the-node build plan to
significantly improve our broadband capabilities for business customers and
sustain our long-term growth. We start with Anchorage this year and roll out
to other areas of the state over the next couple of years."The Full Research
Report on Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/678a_ALSK]

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