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AT&T adds HSPA+, LTE support to GoPhone smartphone plans

AT&T Mobility is bringing HSPA+ and LTE data support to its GoPhone prepaid customers who use Apple's iPhone or any other HSPA+ or LTE-enabled device, the carrier confirmed.

AT&T set to rake in millions via new 61-cent administrative fee

AT&T Mobility has imposed a new monthly 61-cent "Mobility Administrative Fee" for all of its postpaid customers as of May 1, a move that will bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for the carrier. AT&T defended its action, noting that other operators do the same thing.

ConteXtream's whodunit: Which Tier 1 carrier launched massive SDN deployment?

ConteXtream announced that a Tier 1 U.S. wireless operator has deployed the vendor's software-defined networking (SDN) technology to virtualize almost half of its network. The Palo Alto, Calif., startup is not specifying which carrier adopted its product but said the company is using SDN to serve nearly 40 million customers.

The sale of (anonymous) wireless users' location and behavior is already big business

If you are an American and own a cell phone, your location, demographics and activities are probably already for sale to anyone with the cash to buy that data.

Google Fiber ups the broadband ante in Raytown, Mo.

Google Fiber announced Raytown, Mo. as the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber service, challenging AT&T and Comcast. The city aldermen in Raytown voted unanimously in favor of the move.

Google Fiber to take on Comcast, AT&T U-verse TV in Missouri town

Google Fiber said late Wednesday that it won an agreement to launch its pay TV and high-speed Internet service in Raytown, Mo., where it'll compete against Comcast and AT&T's U-verse TV and Internet products.

Wi-Fi offloading morphs to integration as operators strive for more control

Just a few years ago, Wi-Fi offloading was all the buzz as operators searched for a quick solution to ease their network congestion. But today the discussion around Wi-Fi has shifted from offload to integration, as Tier 1 operators such as AT&T strive for more control of the user experience and better quality of service.

Verizon's Shammo: Content providers see value in toll-free data model

Fueling the fire surrounding the likelihood of toll-free data coming to the U.S. market soon, Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo told investors at a Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications conference today that content providers are starting to see the value in paying the wireless operator for the data consumed by their subscribers when they view their content via a mobile device.

Report: Apple tops global brand ranking, with Samsung snapping at its heels

Apple remained at the top of a global ranking of brands for 2013, with a value of $185 billion, but Samsung Electronics is closing the gap, moving up 25 places to No. 30, according to the latest BrandZ Top 100 study of leading global brands.

AT&T launches Blueprint targeted ad platform

AT&T is pitching media buyers a new targeted advertising platform that uses data it collects from the homes of U-verse TV subscribers, mobile phone customers and Internet customers, along with third party data.