AT&T and Cogent have become the latest service providers to establish a new interconnection agreement on the eve of the FCC net neutrality rules going into effect this week.
AT&T is continuing with its 75 Mbps U-verse broadband service tier rollout, announcing that it is bringing it to an additional nine markets in its wireline service territory.
When it comes to small cells, the Tier 1 U.S. operators have very big differences. Verizon Communications appears to be ramping up its small cell deployments while AT&T Mobility is scaling back on its plans. T-Mobile US, meanwhile has said it has no immediate plans to deploy small cells, while Sprint flat-out refuses to talk about a small cell strategy.
AT&T has been one of the leading proponents of software-defined networking (SDN), transforming its network into a more flexible system. The carrier is also in the process of restructuring its workforce to deal with that new paradigm.
AT&T's ongoing movement to control more of its network by software has required it to reorganize nearly 130,000 of its employees to focus on this new effort. Out of these 130,000 employees, 2,000 engineers are focused on software defined networking.
A series of patent filings this past spring shows AT&T continues to develop and refine technology related to bone conduction technology, which could be used to detect gestures and body language.
Ciena's move to diversify its customer base beyond large Tier 1 service providers like AT&T and Verizon continued to pay off in its fiscal second quarter of 2015 as revenues rose year-over-year to $621.6 million.
Frontier has launched a multifaceted offering of its shares and stock in order to raise the cash needed to finance part of its planned purchase of Verizon wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas.
DALLAS, Texas--AT&T says that in order to keep up with the demand of non-traditional traffic sources, the service provider took a page from the web-based companies by taking what it calls a top-down network building approach--with software at its core.
Tier 1 carrier AT&T asked the FCC to make sure that, under the Open Internet Order governing net neutrality, it can still offer a "Sponsored Data" program that charges businesses to deliver their content to its mobile users without that data counting against users' data caps. Currently offered to advertising industry businesses, the program could be used to bill online video providers to deliver their content to AT&T customers.