The digital divide is opening up once again. This time, though, the gap is between those with ultra-high-speed 1 Gbps broadband service and those with more conventional service.
During the past several years, AT&T Mobility has set up a series of innovation centers, or foundries, at various locations around the world. The first was opened in Plano, Texas, in March 2011, followed by one in Ra'anana, Israel, in June 2011 and another in Palo Alto, Calif., in September 2011. FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein recently spoke with Mark Nagel, executive director of marketing for AT&T Foundry, at the Palo Alto facility. Nagel discussed how the foundries have changed, how the work at the foundries has informed AT&T's network evolution and why they're important for carriers. The following is an edited version of the conversation.
When Samsung announced its Galaxy S5 smartphone in February during the 2014 Mobile World Congress trade show, one of the device's highly touted features was the download booster, which bonds Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously to accelerate the download of large files. However, the feature is absent from AT&T's recently released version of the device and is also not being offered in variants offered by Sprint or Verizon Wireless.
Verizon is giving its enterprise customers that use its Private IP service the opportunity to connect to multiple cloud services with its new Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service.
AT&T's plans to start replacing conventional telephone wireline service with U-verse VoIP are hitting resistance from consumers who, apparently, like the old way of doing things and are making sure that regulators know it.
SoftBank is reportedly turning its sights on a possible bid for Vodafone in the face of growing opposition by U.S. regulators to the Japan-based company's desire to merge Sprint with T-Mobile US.
AT&T hopes to unburden more businesses from having to implement their own network security platform with the introduction of its new Cloud Web Security offering.
Telecom Italia's CEO Marco Patuano found that AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson gave him the best advice on how to turn around his struggling company out of all the high-tech executives he met on a recent trip to the U.S., reports Bloomberg.
AT&T continues to make progress with expanding its local network capabilities and its latest announcement that it invested almost $2.95 billion in its Illinois wireline and wireless networks between 2011 and 2013 is a testament to that trend.
Vodafone has done well for its shareholders following the sale of its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion (€94.6 billion) reports financial newspaper Barron's, and is now a good play for U.S. investors seeking exposure to European telecoms.