In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom runs its fourth annual Women in Wireline feature.
Over at FierceTelecom , editor Sean Buckley profiles 10 women at companies such as Google , Verizon and AT&T who are shaping the future of the wireline industry--long a male-dominated field.
In our fourth annual Women in Wireline feature, FierceTelecom is celebrating those women leaders who are making their mark in the industry through their work developing products and innovations or serving as advocates for specific technologies or service provider groups.
AT&T said in its 2012 sustainability report that its effort to reduce energy costs and emissions helped it save over $151 million in annualized energy savings from the years 2010-2012 and almost 1.3 billion kilowatt hours.
Where will U.S. telcos purchase assets next? Eyes are turning toward Europe, as the continuing economic trouble there makes telecom acquisitions more attractive. But will investors' hopes be dashed in the coming months if AT&T, Verizon, or other carriers balk at a major purchase?
Telefonica, despite denying a report by Spanish newspaper El Mundo that it received a $93 billion offer from AT&T, saw its stock jump 2.7 percent in Monday morning trading on European exchanges.
As U.S. automaker General Motors gears up to make passenger vehicles a chief tech platform, the European Union is simultaneously moving to require all new cars sold there to be fitted with a wireless emergency calling device.
AT&T Mobility is pushing for more international Wi-Fi roaming agreements between carriers and Wi-Fi providers as part of a wider push to make it more seamless for carriers and their customers to offload traffic from cellular networks onto Wi-Fi.
One need only look at features included in the souped-up iOS 7 announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference to see that Wi-Fi has truly become the cellular industry's BFF.
AT&T is addressing the growth of U-verse in Texas with plans to hire 1,800 new employees to augment the 35,000 person workforce it has in the state.