AT&T has restored service on its network in California after vandals cut through one of its fiber lines that shut down service for 22 hours, reflecting the latest in a string of targeted network attacks in the region.
The GSMA is closing in on an agreement that could see the mobile industry move collectively towards using a standardised embedded SIM (eSIM) as opposed to today's SIM cards.
Offering greater flexibility to deliver new cloud and optical services to businesses and consumers, it should be no surprise that the large ILECs like AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon are keen on migrating off their legacy copper and TDM networks to IP and fiber. However, CLECs and their small to medium business customers are concerned whether ILECs will provide equivalently priced access to IP services.
AT&T's ongoing battle with unions has taken another interesting turn: a federal appeals court ruled that the telco can prevent its Connecticut union field workers from wearing shirts that display the phrase "Prisoner of AT$T."
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AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand appears to be gearing up to launch a mobile hotspot offering for $10 per month on plans that cost $50 or more. A page on the carrier's website viewed by FierceWireless offered details on the service, though that page is no longer accessible.
AT&T says the FCC should deny Windstream's request to impose "interim" equivalently-priced IP special access service rates for Ethernet as legacy TDM services are phased out, because the market is highly competitive and the commission would have reverse a number of existing rules.
No one calls it the Internet of iOS, or the Internet of Android, but the choice of platform will inevitably become a critical factor in how app developers start exploring opportunities related to the Internet of Things.
US Telecom says that the FCC's call to mandate that ILECs provide IP services to competitive telcos at comparable prices to legacy TDM services could actually delay the U.S. telecom industry's migration to all-IP networks.
Comcast has finally revealed promotional pricing for Gigabit Pro 2 Gbps in a number of its Central Division markets, where it will offer the service for $159 a month to customers who sign a three-year contract.