AT&T Mobility announced at CES in Las Vegas this week that it is opening up its Digital Life home security and automation services to third-party products and its partnering with industry heavyweights, including Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Life. FierceWireless has more coverage here.
The FCC plans to vote on net neutrality in late February, a move that will spur a series of legal challenges from telcos and industry groups on one of the key policy issues that will govern how Internet traffic is delivered to consumers.
Google Fiber wrote in an FCC filing that if the FCC proceeds with reclassifying broadband providers under Title II of the Telecom Act, it could enable it to more readily gain access to utility poles and related infrastructure like ducts owned by electric and gas utility companies.
As we look to close out yet another year here at FierceTelecom, it's time to reflect back on the major news themes of the past year. Net neutrality and consolidation were just a couple of the key topics that will continue to dominate the industry. Once you've checked out this year's biggest stories, let us know what you think in the comments.
Heard about the Internet of Things yet? If not, you soon will. Some major players, like Google, Apple and AT&T are all looking at ways to bring IoT--a "networked connection of people, processes, data and things" by Cisco's definition--to consumers. They're particularly looking to compete in the home. FierceWirelessTech 's Monica Alleven takes a deeper look at the next generation of networking in this special report.
Republican Congressional leaders are proposing a new plan that could prevent service providers from giving priority for some websites over others, reports The Washington Post, citing unnamed industry officials close to the plans.
Alcatel-Lucent said that it sees software-defined networking (SDN) technology becoming a tool that service providers will use to automate their network and service delivery functions.
Growing interest from large service providers like AT&T in network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) are setting the stage for a market that's forecast to reach nearly $21 billion by 2020, according to a new report from SNS Research.
Connecticut's plan to build a statewide Gigabit-capable fiber network has brought a consortium of 46 of the state's municipalities, representing nearly 50 percent of its population, to participate.
Mexico's competition regulator approved AT&T's $2.5 billion purchase of No.3 Mexican carrier Iusacell, with certain conditions, clearing the way for the deal to close sometime in the first quarter of 2015.