T-Mobile US COO Jim Alling said AT&T Mobility's old "Next" handset upgrade program was a "ripoff" that shortchanged customers, which is why he thinks AT&T made changes to Next and its rate plans last week.
Only a week after Free Mobile announced it had added LTE to its €19.99 ($27.60) mobile plan for no extra charge, the Iliad-owned operator is now including the high-speed service in its €2-a-month plan, while Bouygues Telecom said it is extending LTE to its entire portfolio at no extra charge.
CDNs look like they're getting squeezed. On one side, broadband providers are building their own CDN capabilities or acquiring CDNs outright. On the other, the biggest content providers are deploying their own CDN-like infrastructure.
When will the U.S. see a virtual pay-TV provider operating online? Maybe in 2014, according to some media-industry executives.
AT&T is open to rules for the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auctions that would limit how much spectrum any one carrier could acquire, but wants such rules applied evenly, according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson.
AT&T Mobility's new "Mobile Share Value" plans, especially for no-contract customers seeking an unsubsidized phone, will likely cut into AT&T's average revenue per user but could help the company win back some market share, according to financial analysts.
AT&T Mobility tweaked the pricing of its Mobile Share shared data plans for contract customers, and also introduced new "Mobile Share Value" shared data plans that are less expensive and are targeted at no-contract customers. The actions are likely a response to the success rival T-Mobile US has enjoyed this year since removing handset subsidy costs and two-year contracts from its pricing plans.
A new study from broadband connectivity provider iPass bemoans the unpredictability of data costs for workers when they are traveling. The study delves into the various costs most road warriors incur by using a combination of cellular data (both domestic and international data plans) and Wi-Fi day passes to cover their mobile data needs for multiple devices such as smartphones and tablets.
A new web-connected, broadcast-only DVR project is trying to raise money on Indiegogo. The would-be makers of Tablo have turned to the crowdfunding site to fund and promote its new hardware. But a device that seems like a surefire hit is facing plenty of challenges.
Comcast, the country's largest cable operator, has expanded its usage-based broadband billing trial to its Maine cable systems, according to a report in Multichannel News.