Level 3 Communications finally broke its purchasing silence this week, announcing its intent to acquire tw telecom for $5.7 billion, a deal that will immediately enhance its ability to serve an even larger group of U.S. and multinational enterprise customers.
With the top four pay-TV services seeking regulatory approvals to combine into just two companies, the major media conglomerates are seriously pondering their own unions to offset what could be an advantage in bargaining power.
AT&T is bringing its U-verse data, voice and video product suite to the Greater Montgomery, Ala., area, a deployment made possible by its Project Velocity IP (VIP) initiative.
Kicking the tires on AT&T's claims to federal regulators last week that its proposed purchase of DirecTV will result in all kinds of consumer price benefits through bundled services, analyst Craig Moffett told investors Monday that AT&T has a "fundamental misunderstanding" of bundling economics.
Giving further shape to the regulatory gauntlet the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger will have to run, the Senate Judiciary committee announced Friday that it will hold a hearing on the matter June 24.
Intel envisions a multibillion-dollar opportunity to bring its chipsets into network infrastructure as more and more operators turn to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), according to executive Rose Schooler.
Continuing to escalate the public debate about net neutrality at a Wednesday panel discussion conduced by the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., AT&T senior executive VP Jim Cicconi accused Netflix of "double talk" in regard to its position on net neutrality.
The top House Republican on telecom issues Wednesday said there are no plans to hold hearings on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV mergers, giving these proposed pay-TV industry mega-weddings one less key regulatory hurdle to overcome.
AT&T's recent revelation that it is going to work with cable operators to test their HFC-based DOCSIS products for small-cell-backhaul deployments shows that wireless operators want an arsenal of approaches in their toolkit.
Selling the Federal Communications Commission on its proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV in a regulatory filing Wednesday, AT&T promised lower pay TV prices, greater broadband availability in rural areas and extended compliance with 2010 net neutrality legislation.