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AT&T, Verizon Ethernet growth driven by IP VPN, cloud services

AT&T and Verizon's ongoing dedication to deliver cloud and IP VPN services helped the two providers maintain their dominant status on Vertical Systems Group end of year 2012 U.S. Business Ethernet Leaderboard.

TIA backs AT&T's FCC proposal for TDM-to-IP trials

The Telecommunications Industry Association has filed comments with the FCC backing a proposal by AT&T  to conduct trials around the TDM-to-IP transition and supporting filings from AT&T and the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association aimed at accelerating that transition.

European, U.S. firms trailing Asian companies on new IT spending

A research study commissioned by AT&T  and carried out by international business school INSEAD found that Asian companies are spending their IT budgets more aggressively on new technologies than their European and U.S. counterparts, according to a report in the  Financial Times.

Analysts: Even after 700 MHz purchase, AT&T still trails all national carriers in spectrum

Despite the carrier's $1.9 billion deal to acquire spectrum from Verizon Wireless, announced on Friday, AT&T Mobility still does not have as much spectrum per subscriber as Verizon, according to analysts.

IPTV growth continues at slower pace, says IHS Digest

International analyst firm IHS Screen Digest believes there is "still plenty of room for growth" for U.S. IPTV providers, based on reported subscriber increases for both AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS, but the rate is slowing.

T-Mobile turns to YouTube to promote HD Voice

T-Mobile USA's network modernization effort has enabled it to offer improved in-call voice quality and the operator is promoting the new capability via a 30-second YouTube clip.

AT&T's Stephenson indicates interest in handset financing

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he liked the approach T-Mobile USA is taking by removing handset subsidies from its plans, and said he would watch the development with interest.

Verizon to sell 700 MHz B Block spectrum to AT&T for $1.9B

Verizon Wireless agreed to sell a huge chunk of its 700 MHz B Block spectrum to AT&T Mobility for $1.9 billion. The deal, which essentially passes spectrum Verizon won at auction in 2008 to its largest competitor in exchange for money and other airwaves, is sure to raise the hackles of those in the industry who think Verizon and AT&T control too much spectrum already.

U-verse success bolsters AT&T wireline business

It's official: U-verse now dominates AT&T's residential wireline business with a $10 billion annualized revenue stream. And sheer numbers would support the fact that things continue to get better. U-verse added 192,000 IPTV subscribers and 609,000 high-speed Internet subscribers during the quarter.

Verizon agrees to sell $1.9 billion in spectrum to AT&T

In today's spotlight,  FierceWireless  takes a look at a $1.9 billion deal Verizon  Wireless struck with AT&T Mobility to sell its rival a huge chunk of its 700 MHZ spectrum.