The third-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry including AT&T, Centurylink, Verizon and others performed.
The diverging video strategies of Verizon Communications and AT&T will be on display this week as the companies' finance chiefs face investors. On the one hand, AT&T will have a chance to flesh out its plans to integrate DirecTV following the close of its $48.5 billion deal in July for the pay-TV provider. Meanwhile, Verizon is likely to discuss the early returns of its Go90 over-the-top mobile video service, which launched nationwide to all wireless customers earlier this month.
AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and other ILECs' special access pricing plans are facing a new FCC investigation over claims that these carriers are implementing unreasonable terms and conditions in their plans.
In a new feature conducted with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv, FierceWireless tracks TV advertising spend of the top wireless operators.
FierceWireless has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv to bring you a monthly snapshot of the wireless industry's spending on TV advertising. In September, wireless carriers spent an estimated $169 million on TV advertising. AT&T scored the lead in the category with 35.5 percent of the total, while Verizon took second place at 27 percent and T-Mobile came in third at 10 percent.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted that the company "blew it" by responding to a lifelong customer who suggested changes to Stephenson on AT&T's wireless and broadband services by sending him a letter from one of its top lawyers.
Verizon Wireless rolled out a new version of its Verizon Messages app, enabling users to make Wi-Fi calls from their newer iPhones-- with a few caveats.
AT&T is revamping how it reports the results of its different business units, starting with its report for the third quarter, and is going to split up its wireless results into two different units – one for the enterprise market and one for consumers. However, it's unclear if the company will still also report total wireless subscriber metrics.
Now that its DirecTV deal is done, AT&T is realigning its operating segment into four new divisions, an initiative it says will align with the new management structure and organizational responsibilities of the company.
T-Mobile US said it plans to offer a service that will let customers share their primary phone number with other connected devices just after AT&T Mobility unveiled such a service, which it calls "NumberSync."