AT&T reported that U-verse was the star performer in the wireline portfolio, rising 21.9 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2014, driving up residential wireline revenues slightly 0.1 percent to $5.6 billion.
AT&T Mobility beat analysts' expectations in terms of subscriber growth for the fourth quarter, but saw churn rise amid intensifying competition. AT&T also saw its margins drop in the quarter, as had been expected.
A call made by President Barack Obama to the FCC asking the FCC to overturn a series of existing 20 existing state laws that either prohibit or outright ban cities and towns from building and operating their own broadband network businesses will face a number of legal challenges.
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, AT&T announced that it would open up its Digital Life home automation and security platform to third-party products. The company also launched its M2X Data Service platform for the Internet of Things as a commercial product, and the carrier unveiled a rollover data plan. At CES, FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein caught up with AT&T Mobility CMO David Christopher to talk about rising competition in the wireless market, opportunities in the connected car and home markets, and more. Here is an edited version of that conversation.
Cablevision's Freewheel Wi-Fi-only phone service created a lot of buzz but likely won't shake up the wireless industry, writes FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel. Editor's Corner
Cox Communications has become the latest major pay-TV operator to raise consumer prices, upping monthly subscriber fees by $1 to $6, depending on the service package.
Charter Communications has promoted Rich DiGeronimo to executive vice president, product and strategy. DiGeronimo, who had served at the senior VP level since 2011, will continue to report to Charter COO John Bickham.
Imagine Communications is adding a dynamic ad insertion component to its online video infrastructure portfolio, acquiring RGB Networks for an undisclosed amount. Terms of the purchase, which was announced at Imagine's Global Sales Summit on Monday, were not announced. FierceOnlineVideo has a full overview of this story here.
Time Warner Cable Business Services (TWCBS) is giving current and new business customers that reside at One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan the ability to access 10 Gbps Internet speeds.
AT&T is getting lots of wireless spectrum in Mexico on the cheap by buying bankrupt Nextel Mexico's wireless assets, according to financial analysts. And AT&T might not stop there and could look to bulk up its position in Mexico by acquiring assets that former partner América Móvil is going to divest, according to the analysts and other industry sources.