AT&T (NYSE: T) is facing the looming possibility of dual blackouts on Oct. 1 involving nearly 100 stations as retransmission contracts involving its U-verse service and Tribune Media, as well as DirecTV and Media General, are set to expire.
Comcast Business has emerged as a potentially new threat to AT&T, Verizon and Level 3 Communications on the large business front with the introduction of a new unit that will offer business services to large Fortune 1000 business customers in the U.S. For the operator, it's a logical step.
AT&T and CSC have jointly crafted a new solution to help enterprise customers manage workloads across hybrid cloud network environments.
Testing hardware and software in field trials has been routine for wireless operators, especially when new spectrum bands are introduced, but in the case of 600 MHz, which would involve both the introduction of a new spectrum band, and "perhaps new 5G technology," the need for thorough testing "would be even more critical," AT&T told the FCC in a filing earlier this week.
COMPTEL said in a new FCC filing that its wireline broadband members like Google Fiber and Windstream need access to fairly priced video content in order to drive new choices for consumers.
AT&T's upcoming launch of its 1 Gbps FTTH service next week in San Antonio illustrates that the service provider has become a major overbuilder challenger to the city's cable operators Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
AT&T has made its 75 Mbps service available in four more Texas markets, scaling it to over 70 markets across 21 states.
Comcast Business' creation of a new unit focusing on large businesses has raised speculation that it could purchase Level 3 Communications as a way to gain a national fiber footprint.
It looks like it will be up to the FCC to determine when AT&T will commercially offer Wi-Fi calling through Apple's iOS 9.
The telecom industry needs to be wary of different versions of open source platforms taking hold in the industry as it moves to the new IP. That was the message from Margarent Chiosi, a distinguished network architect at AT&T Labs and president of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), at the NFV Everywhere event in Dallas last week.