In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at announcements from AT&T that show how it is looking to sign small and mid-sized businesses to its commercial telecom products.
Vodafone's $10 billion deal to buy Spanish cable operator Ono could complicate any plans AT&T may have for acquiring Vodafone, according to financial analysts.
AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless and its Cricket brand has now received FCC approval, but it will be a few months before AT&T aggressively promotes what it has dubbed the "new Cricket," according to financial analysts.
AT&T is giving its small and medium business (SMB) customers that reside in its Missouri serving areas up to 12 months of free 6 Mbps AT&T U-verse Internet service.
The FCC approved AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless, the last hurdle the Tier 1 carrier needed to overcome to gain control of the regional prepaid provider and its Cricket brand. AT&T has vowed to retain the Cricket brand and compete aggressively on price in the prepaid market using the brand.
When AT&T Wholesale customer Granite Communications said last week it would participate in upcoming TDM-to-IP trials serving towns in Alabama and Florida, it illustrated the need to understand how this transition will affect small to medium businesses (SMBs) whose livelihoods hinge on getting consistent phone service.
AT&T's CFO John Stephens said that as it extends its Project VIP footprint into more markets, AT&T will be able to expand the growth of U-verse broadband and video.
AT&T CFO John Stephens said it would "surprising" for federal regulators to approve a deal for Sprint to merge with T-Mobile US so soon after they quashed AT&T's bid to buy T-Mobile.
Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said Monday that he sees opportunities within the next five years for the MSO to offer a broadband product that would rely on both unlicensed spectrum such as Wi-Fi and licensed spectrum that the company could purchase.
AT&T is doubling down on its network buildout in California, announcing that it has invested more than $7.1 billion to expand its local wireline and wireless capabilities throughout the state between 2011 and 2013.