AT&T Mobility is making it about as clear as can be: Eventually, it will stop offering two-year contracts and subsidized smartphones.
ATLANTA--AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said that he would not be all that concerned if Sprint and T-Mobile US were to merge and form a larger-scaled competitor.
ATLANTA--AT&T will be in a much better position to renegotiate content licensing deals with content owners once it closes its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, according to AT&T executive Ralph de la Vega. AT&T's goal is make it much easier for consumers to get TV content on their smartphones and tablets without having to worry about whether or not they will be able to do so because of content rights, he said.
ATLANTA-- AT&T Mobility's Ralph de la Vega says he isn't sweating the competition too much. De la Vega, CEO of AT&T's Mobile & Business Solutions Group, said the carrier takes what its competitors do seriously, including aggressive moves by T-Mobile US and Sprint, but is comfortable with its place in the industry and is confident it is ahead of other carriers on connected cars, homes and the Internet of Things.
BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility is working to change its approach to marketing by giving its regional managers more flexibility in tailoring the company's messages to specific demographics, said AT&T's new wireless chief, Glenn Lurie.
AT&T Mobility has already received "hundreds of thousands" of pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the few hours it has been selling the phone, according to top executive Ralph de la Vega.
LAS VEGAS--AT&T and General Motors are expanding their relationship beyond North America and into Europe during the second half of 2015 as they partner to bring GM's OnStar service to Europe in select countries.
AT&T merged its Mobility and Business Solutions divisions. The newly combined group will be overseen by AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega.
AT&T promoted Glenn Lurie to president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. Lurie was previously the president of AT&T Mobility's Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships business. In addition, AT&T will merge its Mobility and Business Solutions divisions. The new, merged group will focus on delivering integrated solutions for business customers and will be overseen by Ralph de la Vega, who was previously AT&T Mobility's CEO and who will now have a new title of CEO of AT&T's Mobile & Business Solutions Group.
AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega waded into the fraught debate over whether Netflix should be forced to pay to interconnect its video traffic to subscribers. Speaking at the Rutberg Global Summit, de la Vega said that video is driving exponential traffic growth. "We have to provide additional capacity," he said. "The only question is who pays for that addition?"