AT&T said an issue with its wireline network was the culprit behind spotty wireless service coverage for it and a number of area wireless operators in its Southeast markets. Joined by fellow wireless operators Sprint, T-Mobile US, and Verizon Wireless, the issue affected AT&T customers in parts of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee last night.
Wireless service for customers at a variety of carriers was disrupted yesterday across parts of the Southeast due to a hardware issue in AT&T's wireline network. The issue affected customers in parts of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, according to media reports.
The nation's wireless carriers are expected to put the finishing touches on their respective LTE coverage buildouts, and then will use techniques including small cells and carrier aggregation to add density and capacity to their networks, according to industry experts. Specifically, Sprint and Verizon Wireless have pointed to both small cells and carrier aggregation as elements of their respective network buildout strategies for the remainder of this year.
FairPoint has officially assumed responsibility of running Vermont's E-911 network, taking over from Colorado-based Intrado.
Frontier Communications may have seen a $5 million revenue decline in Connecticut revenues, a factor it anticipated due to broadband pricing migrations, but it is fighting that trend by introducing a new 100 Mbps residential DSL speed tier.
The Pac-12 Network will enter its fourth year-- and fourth college football season-- of operation without a lynchpin carriage deal on DirecTV.
Frontier plans to revamp its FiOS platform and expand the FTTH network in the three markets it will enter once its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets takes place.
Less than two weeks after AT&T closed its $48.5 billion deal to buy DirecTV, it's crowing about its ability to do what no other U.S. wireless carrier can: sell bundled nationwide TV service. AT&T is offering a discount for its wireless customers to get them to sign up for DirecTV service and is throwing in credits and other benefits to sweeten the offer.
A little over a week after closing its $49 billion takeover of DirecTV, AT&T has already debuted an asterisk-heavy bundled promotion that combines pay-TV and wireless services.
Mark Lowenstein, managing director of Mobile Ecosystem, admits he's never been a big fan of AT&T's $49 billion DirecTV purchase. "Pay-TV is not a growing business, and I believe AT&T's dollars would have been better spent expanding its broadband business in the U.S.," he writes in FierceWireless.