AT&T has requested the FCC's permission to shutter its fractional DS1 service provided by affiliates in 12 states, part of an ongoing effort to offload unused legacy services as its customers transition to IP.
The connected home of tomorrow provides a vast number of opportunities for developers, device manufacturers and service providers. But how much opportunity will exist for mobile network operators is still unclear.
A CenturyLink-led coalition of six service providers has called for a peer review of the FCC's notice of proposed further rulemaking on its special access reform proposal, citing what they say is a flawed analysis of the market.
AT&T's Chief Strategy Officer and Group President John Donovan and Google's Senior VP of Access and Energy Craig Barratt are clearly disrupting the way service providers think about broadband and how to operate a network.
AT&T and Orange are joining hands in a new agreement to collaborate on new open source activities related to SDN and NFV, aiming at developing new standards carriers can follow as they implement virtualization in their networks.
Perhaps no single factor paves the way for disruption in business as effectively as technology does, and nowhere is that more evident than in wireless. The smartphone revolution has changed our lives in countless ways, from the way we communicate and access the internet to the way we play games, check the news and even order car rides.
CenturyLink will launch a metered billing trial focusing on select DSL customers in Yakima, Washington, meaning that subscribers will face overage fees if they go over a certain monthly usage limit.
AT&T and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have worked out two tentative agreements covering DirecTV employees in 14 states.
Although carriers including AT&T and Telefonica have boasted of their progress toward virtualized, software-defined networks, the overall wireless industry remains in the very early stages of this transition, said Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg.
AT&T business customers may be interested in the carrier's growing base of on-demand virtual services, but the telco realizes that it has to accommodate multiple environments.