By announcing Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Detroit and Miami as its initial rollout destinations for DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit-speed broadband services, Comcast seems to be very clearly calling out AT&T.
AT&T and Time Warner Cable, the incumbent telco and cable operator for Louisville, Ky., are fighting city leaders over a proposal to streamline the city's utility pole attachment process.
AT&T continued its aggressive pursuit of mobile video with the launch of a year-long project with 10 digital content providers to develop a new series as well as live concert broadcasts, podcasts and other offerings. And the carrier extended its latest buy-one, get-one promotion to the iPhone.
AT&T is collaborating with Ericsson and Intel to test 5G network technology in the operator's Austin, Texas, network labs starting in the second quarter of this year, and it plans to conduct outdoor tests and trials of the technology this summer. The company said that it expects to conduct field trials of 5G before year-end, with those trials focusing on providing wireless connectivity to fixed locations.
AT&T said its executives met last week with top FCC officials over concerns that the C and D Blocks of AT&T's WCS spectrum licenses are still affected by rules designed to prevent interference with other services.
The wireline and wireless industry segments have started, or are considering, implementing SDN and NFV into their networks to gain new network agility and the ability to drive automation into their service delivery processes. These providers' SDN/NFV strategies will be the focus of a panel I'm moderating at Mobile World Congress.
AT&T and Nokia are working together to offer U.S. utilities the chance to use a licensed LTE network, thereby avoiding interference they might encounter in unlicensed spectrum.
AT&T continues to ramp up its NetBond cloud service capabilities by adding two new elements to its lineup, including a cloud-based firewall service and a new set of SLAs.
Some major cable companies have expressed lukewarm interest in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum, but at least one Beltway-area investment firm is planning to participate, according to The Washington Post.
Google Fiber is finally providing details about how it will price its 1 Gbps FTTH service in Atlanta, while adding some new elements to its broadband roster.