AT&T's wireline revenue continues to benefit from the growth of U-verse, and the third quarter was no different. Driven by an uptick in both residential and SMB subscribers, Q3 2013 U-verse revenue rose 28.1 percent to $3.1 billion.
While T-Mobile's "free data" for tablets strategy is smart, it does make me wonder about the overall message wireless carriers are sending to consumers about LTE data and its value in the market. There's a huge discrepancy in the pricing of LTE data among the operators with some offering free data and others charging a premium.
AT&T reported stronger subscriber growth and posted record smartphone sales in the third quarter. The company is plowing ahead with its LTE network deployment and thinks its network strength will insulate it from intensifying competition in the market.
AT&T's decision to raise special access rates is drawing fire from a group of wireless operators and CLECs that say the move is an abuse of its dominant position.
AT&T is seeking candidates to fill almost 100 positions in South Carolina, including 60 new technician and retail positions across the state to support ongoing network investments and customer service.
AT&T expanded the reach of its U-verse live TV to include Google's Android devices and Uverse.com. The company now offers more than 100 live TV channels via its U-verse app, which is available on more than 30 devices. Of those 100 live TV channels, AT&T said more than 20 are available to watch outside the home.
AT&T Mobility said it exceeded its goal of launching its Digital Life home security and automation service in 50 markets by the end of 2013 with the rollout of its 52nd market this week.
AT&T agreed to sell and lease 9,700 of its cell towers to Crown Castle in a $4.85 billion deal, capping months of speculation about such a transaction and coming amid a flurry of tower-related deals.
AT&T and Charter Communications will now have to deal with another fiber to the home competitor in Alabama as Opelika Power Services got city council approval for the rates on its new set of broadband services.
AT&T Mobility is banking that it can lure tablet owners to sign up for cellular data service via a new $5 "day pass" option.