AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said it will likely be around 18 months before AT&T can deliver a truly strong LTE data experience beyond urban areas in Mexico. The AT&T chief said though that he is confident AT&T can ride the wave of mobile data growth that the carrier expects from Mexico's burgeoning middle class.
While AT&T's deployment of 1 Gbps fiber in Austin, Texas, is going well, Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of the carrier, credits Google with making the rollout a commercial success. "When Google went into Kansas City and Austin, it changed the game for the industry … in a very peculiar way," he said at a Boston investor conference Monday.
It looks like the pay-TV industry lost momentum during the first quarter. According to Leichtman Research Group, 13 of the largest pay-TV operators grew video subscriptions by less than 10,000 customers in the first quarter, illustrating a large slowdown from the 250,000 added in the first quarter of 2014.
The battle lines are being drawn over changes to the FCC's bidding rules ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. AT&T and T-Mobile US want the commission to place restrictions on its designated entity (DE) rules to guard against what they argue was Dish Network's unfair manipulation of the rules during the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction.
A patent battle between Cox Communications and AT&T has escalated, with the cable company this time suing the wireless giant for alleged infringement of three registered patents.
Ever wonder how AT&T is able to stick to its ambitious goal of making 75 percent of its network software-driven by 2020? Part of it might have to do with the experience it has via AT&T Labs.
AT&T is confident that next-gen IP business service revenues--much like the trend it has seen in the consumer space--will eventually outpace legacy losses from declining services like T-1 access and frame relay.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have hammered out tentative agreements covering nearly 17,000 wireline employees in the Midwest.
A high-level AT&T executive said that the company is seeing momentum around its Cricket prepaid brand, which it took control of from Leap Communications in a $1.2 billion deal that closed in March 2014. According to John Stephens, senior executive vice president and CFO of AT&T, Cricket now has about 5 million subscribers.
Petitions are rolling in to the FCC to deny a $3.3 billion discount to two designated entities that partnered with Dish Network during the AWS-3 spectrum auction.