Verizon is considering a sale of its enterprise assets, which could fetch the telco as much as $10 billion, according to a Reuters article citing people close to the company. If such a sale were to take place it would include the enterprise unit formerly known as MCI and its Terremark data center business.
AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to stop offering its BellSouth analog video service in Carbon Hill, Ala., and Kings Point, Fla., two markets where it is conducting TDM-to-IP service trials.
AT&T has joined the chorus of service providers that have voiced their concern that municipally-owned broadband networks aren't a sustainable model and will discourage privately-owned providers from making new investments.
Given the pace of R&D going on in Japan and South Korea, it's no surprise that Verizon would talk to operators in those regions to gain insights on what's going on in 5G.
The shift to handset leasing and smartphone upgrade plans is dramatically altering the financial models of wireless operators and significantly lengthening the lifespan of the smartphone. It's also creating some confusion in the industry. During every third-quarter earnings call, analysts have peppered wireless executives with questions about their equipment installment plans (EIP) and, in the case of Sprint and Apple, their device leasing programs.
While the Wi-Fi Alliance conducted its first workshop aimed at harmonizing Wi-Fi and LTE-U yesterday, the LTE-U Forum, based on feedback from the Wi-Fi community, has revised its specifications for LTE-U to be "doubly sure" that LTE-U coexists with Wi-Fi and to provide a "smooth upgrade path" from LTE-U to LAA.
With Sprint choosing to sit out the 600 MHz incentive auction, it has been widely assumed that T-Mobile and other competitive carriers will be able to bid for the "set aside" airwaves-- up to 30 MHz in a given market-- without having to worry about AT&T and Verizon Wireless. However, that likely won't be the case, and in many rural markets AT&T and Verizon will be able to fully bid on reserve spectrum and put pressure on smaller carriers during the auction, and potentially after it as well.
A new "Dig Once" broadband deployment bill-- the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2015-- promises to give fiber providers an easier path to build out facilities, but will it really come to fruition?
AT&T is now offering its 1 Gbps service U-Verse with GigaPower in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of a broader effort to wire the state with its FTTH services.
AT&T added Nokia to the Domain 2.0 supplier program to help develop its software-centric network.