AT&T today said that it will reduce the number of equipment installment plans (EIP) it offers from four to two. The two remaining plans, AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year, essentially will allow customers to upgrade to a new phone either every two years (Next) or ever year (Next Every Year).
Both CTIA and AT&T are proposing frameworks for sharing spectrum with satellite operators, but they're not the same framework.
Now that the first quarter 2016 earnings season is over, FierceWireless is sizing up how the largest wireless operators -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint-- performed.
In comments filed to the FCC, AT&T said the agency's proposed set-top regulations "bears no relationship" to mandates established by Section 629 of the Communications Act and is essentially a "radical unbundling scheme."
Now that the first-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, it's time to take stock and see how each of the major carriers performed. FierceWireless has compiled several reports from leading analysts to present an in-depth look at just how Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Sprint each performed in the first quarter of 2016.
As AT&T continues to ramp up its FTTH deployments into new cities like San Jose, California, the service provider is finding that the best targets for 1 Gbps service exist in multi-dwelling units (MDUs).
AT&T and Sprint are hoping to boost second-quarter subscriber adds with new promotions continuing the buy-one, get-one theme.
Analysts at Well Fargo Securities are reminding investors that the winner of the FirstNet contract will get access to 20 MHz of nationwide 700 MHz spectrum in the upper D block – representing one of the last ways for carriers to get access to new spectrum outside the secondary market.
Sprint and Windstream may be ramping up their presence in the Ethernet services race, but to get the necessary scale these service providers can't justify building out fiber to every business location they serve.
BOSTON-- Here at the INTX show, there's plenty of discussion about "the future of TV." The issue in question, of course, is how the nation's cable operators will continue to play in the market they once dominated but that is now in a state of upheaval due to the large and growing number of streaming players like Netflix, Amazon, Roku and others. AT&T may have an answer. The carrier in the fourth quarter of this year will release the first version of what I'll call DirecTV 2.0, essentially the combination of AT&T's U-verse and DirecTV video businesses.