AT&T today announced a new network threat monitoring and management service dubbed Threat Intellect that the carrier said leverages its investments into software-defined network (SDN) technology and network functions virtualization (NFV).
As the FCC continues to debate the business data services (BDS) market, analysts at Wells Fargo warned that AT&T could be significantly affected if the agency eventually decides to cut special access rates.
Verizon confirmed to FierceWireless that it is currently planning to shut down its CDMA 1X network by Dec. 31, 2019. However, the carrier said it would work with its current CDMA 1X customers and would consider operating its CDMA 1X network into 2020 if those customers need more time to move onto Verizon's LTE network.
AT&T hopes to use LTE-connected drones to enhance its wireless network and inspect cell towers.
T-Mobile killed two birds with one stone this week in an FCC filing that hammered Verizon's new price plans as it said competition in the U.S. wireless market is thriving.
AT&T and IBM are targeting the enterprise with a new IoT initiative.
AT&T today announced it will release its Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) platform to the wider telecom industry as an open source offering managed by the Linux Foundation. The goal, the company said, is to make ECOMP the telecom industry's standard automation platform for managing virtual network functions and other software-centric network capabilities.
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are all hopping on new a shared distributed antenna system (DAS) in the Liberty Tubes and the Fort Pitt and Squirrel Hill tunnels in the Pittsburgh area in order to help prevent dropped calls for motorists.
U.S. wireless carriers spent nearly $200 million on digital advertising in June, up substantially from the $170.7 million they shelled out in May. And AT&T remained the top-spending operator in the country, barely outspending Sprint during the month. Meanwhile, Cricket Wireless surpassed MetroPCS to take fifth on the spending list.
AT&T said it will launch a pilot of Cat-M1 network technologies later this year as it looks to help businesses cut costs and boost device performance for IoT deployments.