AT&T Mobility is working with several smaller carriers, likely including T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular, to prepare for interoperability between their different band classes in the 700 MHz band. In a filing with the FCC, AT&T revealed the progress it has made in following through on a commitment it made in September 2013 to support interoperability between Band Class 17 and Band Class 12 in the 700 MHz band.
AT&T is roping in a number of new features for its two-year-old Partner Exchange platform, one that currently includes more than 275 solution provider partners.
AT&T and Verizon may be facing new challenges from a host of new cable and CLEC competitors, but out of the incumbent telcos the pair continues to be the dominant duo in the Ethernet services market, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
AT&T continues to deepen its U-verse footprint in the Southeast, announcing that between 2012 and 2014, it invested almost $2.8 billion to enhance its local wireline and wireless footprint in Florida.
With chief rival AT&T about to close its $49 billion purchase of DirecTV and embark on a major expansion of short-form video programming to smartphones and other mobile devices, Verizon is making moves of its own.
AT&T Mobility expects to add around 400,000 postpaid customers in the first quarter, which would be a weaker performance than the year-ago period and below analysts' expectations--but the carrier also expects to see its postpaid churn improve. Financial analysts predicted the company's improved churn figures would be offset by weaker wireless margins.
Marking a big milestone for its business and the industry at large, Boingo Wireless has signed a major multiyear Wi-Fi offload agreement with a Tier 1 U.S. wireless carrier.
Windstream says in two new filings it made with the FCC that the incumbent telcos' move to an all-IP network, while promising in terms of new services, should not give them license to raise prices on wholesale circuits they provide to CLECs, a factor that would increase costs for the small to medium businesses (SMBs) they serve.
CenturyLink's Industry Standards Program Manager Michael Fargano has been tapped by the Broadband Forum as its new Technical Committee Chair to spearhead the development of standards required for software defined virtualized networking in broadband networks.
Analysts at Wall Street financial firm New Street Research said that AT&T Mobility is preparing to begin building out a network running on its WCS spectrum licenses. The firm also said that AT&T likely will ramp up its spending on its network after several months of slower spending. Further, the firm said that Sprint is likely planning to announce a new network plan when the carrier reports its first-quarter results.