While the tier-one carriers continue their frenzied campaigns in an effort to poach competitors' consumers, AT&T this week began targeting business users.
Just as the open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) is celebrating major milestones, along comes Verizon as a new member of the ONOS project, whose mission is to accelerate adoption of open source SDN and NFV solutions.
T-Mobile continued to urge the FCC to deny AT&T's request to acquire low-band spectrum in a handful of rural markets, claiming the move is "AT&T's latest attempt to raise its rivals' costs at the expense of consumers."
AT&T has completed the buildout of fiber to 1 million additional business customer locations thanks to the fiber-to-the-building program that is part of its Project VIP initiative.
As the U.S. smartphone market nears the saturation point, carriers are increasingly having to choose between growing their subscriber bases and maximizing revenues. But as the operators prepare to release quarterly earnings in the coming weeks, T-Mobile still appears to be doing both.
Sprint believes that by transitioning from wholesale fiber- to microwave-based backhaul it will be able to save up to $1 billion.
Spanish telecom Telefonica SA is interested in buying AT&T's pay-TV assets in Latin America, which could be valued in the range of $10 billion, Reuters reported over the weekend.
From Motorola Solutions to Intel, company executives have been busy perusing the hefty Request for Proposals (RFP) that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) released last week for the deployment of a dedicated broadband network for public safety.
As AT&T and CenturyLink move forward with their ambitious 1 Gbps FTTH service plans, Dycom should gain revenue benefits, says Wells Fargo.
In its latest lobbying efforts at the FCC, Verizon is reiterating the importance of the spectrum bands above 24 GHz to help jumpstart 5G deployment, but it's also arguing for the FCC to combine the 37 GHz band with the 39 GHz band to create a single 3 GHz band of contiguous spectrum, with channels at least 200 MHz wide.