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AT&T pondering name change for DirecTV post-purchase

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says AT&T is currently reviewing a major branding change for DirecTV, as federal regulators finish off their own review of the telco's purchase of the pay-TV operator.

AT&T tapped by Smiths to manage network, security services

AT&T has been awarded a six-year, $100 million contract extension from UK-based global technology provider Smiths Group, illustrating the confidence the firm has in the telco's ability to serve its global networking requirements.

AT&T expands carrier aggregation to NY, San Fran and more

AT&T has expanded its use of carrier aggregation to include major markets such as New York, San Francisco and Dallas.

Google mulls how wireless could complement its 1 Gbps fiber service

Google's telecom service ambitions are going to be a mix of both 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) data, video and now wireless service. According to multiple reports, Google is talking with Sprint and T-Mobile US to launch an MVNO service on their networks.

AT&T serves up Unified Communications Federation for business customers

AT&T has introduced a new Unified Communications (UC) service called UC Federation that it says will allow suppliers, partners and customers to communicate across various networks.

AT&T's Keathley shares a 5G vision that includes LTE-A, Wi-Fi, SON and more

With just a few weeks on the job, Tom Keathley is already well-versed in all aspects of AT&T's network. Keathley, a long-time AT&T veteran, was named the company's senior vice president of network and product planning replacing Kris Rinne, who retired at the end of November. Keathley recently spoke with FierceWirelessTech Editor in Chief Sue Marek about the company's progress with carrier aggregation and VoLTE and shared his vision of 5G and the future of the wireless network. The following is an excerpt of that conversation.

AT&T targets copper networks for shutdown

AT&T is going to shut down certain copper assets as it moves forward with its ongoing IP network transition, according to an SEC filing. As a result of abandoning these copper assets, AT&T's fourth-quarter 2014 operating results will also include a $2.1 billion noncash charge. AT&T will release its fourth-quarter 2014 earnings on Jan. 27. FierceTelecom has a complete report here.

AT&T plans to shut down 'certain' copper network assets

AT&T is going to shut down certain copper assets as it moves forward with its ongoing IP network transition, according to an SEC filing.

AT&T closes $2.5B deal for Mexican operator Iusacell

AT&T officially closed its $2.5 billion purchase of No. 3 Mexican carrier Iusacell from Grupo Salinas. AT&T named company veteran F. Thaddeus Arroyo as CEO of Iusacell following the close of the deal.

A look at AT&T's Foundry innovation center

At an unassuming office park a short drive from Dallas, a group of AT&T engineers have what many might consider the best jobs at AT&T--working at the company's Plano-based Foundry.