The nation's two largest mobile network operators have begun to commercially deploy interoperable Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Finally.
AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to discontinue its BellSouth Analog Voice Grade Private Line services in Carbon Hill, Alabama, and in Kings Point, a suburban wire center in Palm Beach County, Florida-- two markets where the telco has been conducting TDM-to-IP transition tests.
AT&T and other pay-TV providers in saturated markets like North America and Europe are continuing to see subscribers drop services, but worldwide, the number of subscribers rose 1.68 percent in the first quarter of 2016 due to huge gains in the Asia-Pacific region, a new report finds.
The global centralized RAN (C-RAN) market remains mainly driven by Asia Pacific, with China now in the driver's seat thanks to China Mobile's and China Unicom's C-RAN deployments, according to IHS Technology. Global C-RAN architecture equipment revenue reached $5 billion in 2015, a gain of 18 percent from $4.3 billion in 2014.
Announced earlier this year, Facebook's Telecom Infra Project (TIP) was launched as a way for players to "develop new technologies and rethink approaches to deploying network architecture." And Facebook's Jay Parikh said that the group has made some significant progress during the past few months.
Initiatives by AT&T and T-Mobile to reward their customers once a week have erupted into a spat about who did it first.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have begun the negotiation process for a new contract covering 2,000 of the telco's internet workers nationwide.
H2O Wireless sweetened its three most expensive monthly plans, adding more data to each plan while leaving the pricing intact.
AT&T is taking another swipe at Verizon's joint business data services (BDS) proposal with Incompas, accusing its fellow Northeast telco brother of doublespeak.
Altair Semiconductor says its FourGee-1160 chipset, which powers the M14A2A IoT module manufactured by Wistron NeWeb Corp. (WNC) that is certified to run on AT&T's LTE network, is upgradable via a firmware over the air (FoTA) upgrade to the Cat-M1 standard.