Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Cablevision expanding OMGFAST wireless broadband service to Ft. Lauderdale, Miami-Dade County

Cablevision may have sold its broadband wireless spectrum to Dish Network last year, but that's not stopping the company from expanding the footprint for its OMGFAST high-speed Internet service in Florida.

AT&T's small cell tests show dramatic coverage improvements

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility revealed a few more details on its small cell tests. In a presentation here, Gordon Mansfield, AVP of AT&T Small Cell Solutions and chairman of the Small Cell Forum, said the company has successfully tested and deployed small cells in three different environments and all customers experienced dramatic coverage improvements.

It's time for the entire broadband ecosystem--including voice--to invest

Innovations in technology have meant leaving behind cherished LPs and cassette tapes for CDs and digital music, and throwing out analog televisions and rabbit ear antennae for digital TV and broadband-delivered video-on-demand. Things change, and phone service is no different.

AT&T, others pass first hurdle in WBA's global Wi-Fi roaming effort

AT&T, China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo and Orange are among the first wireless service providers to complete initial network assessments for the Wireless Broadband Alliance's Interoperability Compliance Program (ICP). The ICP aims to encourage international Wi-Fi roaming by helping carriers adopt a common set of requirements and procedures.

AT&T's numbers show carriers' public Wi-Fi networks may not be justifiable

Mobile operators may want to reconsider their level of investment and commitment to the broader deployment of public Wi-Fi hotspots, based on a new report that finds smartphone users much prefer to access private or unmanaged Wi-Fi networks.

AT&T, CWA District 9 reach tentative agreement

AT&T on Wednesday took a step toward closing another chapter in its ongoing union contract negotiations by striking a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9 for wireline workers in the telco's West region.

FCC charges ahead with 5 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum plan

The FCC's move to release more 5 GHz frequencies for gigabit Wi-Fi use reflects efforts to develop and employ spectrum-sharing techniques to open up encumbered frequencies. It also highlights the ongoing battle between parties advocating for licensed vs. unlicensed spectrum allocations.

AT&T expands its cloud, IP service presence with new reseller program

AT&T on Wednesday introduced its new Partner Exchange program as a way to help solutions providers sell its suite of IP-based services to their business customer base.

Making the 'connected car' a reality

The "connected car" is a term the wireless industry tosses about frequently to describe a vision in which automobiles can provide all types of services for drivers--from navigation and location information to infotainment services and even diagnostic details. Already some early iterations of the connected car have been launched, such as Ford's Sync technology, which provides connectivity and voice control for phones and music players via Bluetooth or USB. Most automobile makers, wireless operators and even app developers believe that this area holds great potential for their businesses.  

AT&T implements $2 U-verse TV and $3 broadband equipment fees

AT&T has implemented a series of new fees on its U-verse broadband and IPTV customers as a way to recoup the costs of programming and end-user devices like the home network gateway.