In today's spotlight, FierceIPTV editor Jim Barthold takes a look at Bell Canada's strategy of deploying wireless set-tops to power its Fibe TV service.
Network traffic growth driven by widespread adoption of smartphones, tablets, video content, and cloud computing is exploding. Service providers' revenues are not keeping pace and, thus, the cost to support the traffic growth threatens service providers' operating margins. Which providers will survive this rapidly shifting market?
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.