Now that the first quarter 2016 earnings season is complete, FierceTelecom and FierceCable are taking a look at the results of the top U.S. ILECs and pay-TV operators. The first quarter was a time of great transition and transformation for most of these service providers.
If there were two themes to describe the first quarter of 2016 for the top 12 wireline service providers it would be transition and transformation. With the earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of these influential incumbents and how they are taking charge of changing times, by trying new technology strategies and realigning asset portfolios.
Now that the first-quarter 2016 earnings season is done, it's time to reflect on what is likely the last quarter before Charter acquires Time Warner Cable and Altice NV acquires Cablevision. FierceCable has assembled a complete look at the first-quarter earnings season, ranking the top cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators and offering a look at their performance in a number of key metrics, including subscriber growth and average revenues per user (ARPU).
FierceTelecom has teamed with Cedexis once again to shed some light on how AT&T, Verizon and five other wireline network operators performed during the first quarter of 2016. You may not be surprised to learn that Verizon's network ranks among the top in the world of wireline in the United States, just as it does in the mobile market.
AdWorks, AT&T's advanced advertising services unit, said that a recent trial of addressable advertising across viewing screens and devices, conducted with Opera Mediaworks, resulted in a boost in sales for various advertisers ranging between 19 percent and 87 percent.
AT&T has won a contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) that's worth up to $74.6 million over a five-year period, further strengthening its bond with the U.S. defense agency.
A residential or business customer's wireline service experience is influenced by three factors of an operator's network performance: latency, throughput and availability.
How do top U.S. carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Consolidated Communications compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.
AT&T and DAS provider Mobilitie have released some numbers for mobile data usage rates at Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby, including what the companies are calling a record of 815 GB used during a single hour.
After satellite players O3b Networks and ViaSat submitted studies to the FCC, AT&T Services, Nokia, Samsung Electronics America, T-Mobile USA and Verizon responded in kind, submitting results of a detailed but preliminary simulation conducted by Nokia to assess potential interference between terrestrial 5G services and fixed satellite services (FSS) systems sharing the 28 GHz band.