Led by Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT&T is the product of the former SBC’s 2005 acquisition of its one-time parent AT&T and later fellow RBOC BellSouth. In the wireline segment, AT&T has been aggressively expanding its rollout of both IP-based business services (Ethernet and VPN) and consumer broadband and video (U-verse IPTV and broadband service).

(Source: Yahoo!)AT&T's Wireline segment provides voice services, including local and long-distance services, calling card, 1-800 services, conference calling, wholesale switched access service, caller ID, call waiting, and voice mail services; and application management, security service, integration services, customer premises equipment, outsourcing, government-related services, and satellite video services. This segment also offers data services, such as switched and dedicated transport, Internet access and network integration, data equipment, and U-verse services; high-speed connections comprising private lines, packet, dedicated Internet, and enterprise networking services, as well as DSL/broadband, dial-up Internet access, and WiFi products; businesses voice applications over IP-based networks; and local, interstate, and international wholesale networking capacity to other service providers. In addition, its Advertising solutions segment publishes yellow and white pages directories, and sells directory advertising and Internet-based advertising and local search.

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Will AT&T's grand FTTH plan live up to its promise?

AT&T fed into the growing 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) craze earlier this week when it announced its plans to extend its last-mile fiber network to  100 of what it calls candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. But the $1 million question is: Will it actually make good on this promise?

Cities in N.C. expect AT&T 1 Gbps service, while Minneapolis subs tap USI Wireless fiber

Cities and towns in North Carolina expect that they will be part of AT&T's announced 1 Gbps broadband GigaPower rollout when it starts next year. Meanwhile in Minneapolis, some residents already have 1 Gbps as they tap into USI Wireless fiber optic cables.

ATIS releases eMBMS-based standard for LTE Multicast

The Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS) released a new standard for LTE Multicast content delivery to mobile devices based upon the Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast System (eMBMS).

Ice dam breaks: AOL, Amazon, Dish, AT&T, TWC spill into online video

I had a whole other column lined up today around Aereo and its first day at the Supreme Court, but then things started going off on the online video front like popcorn in an air popper.

AT&T consumer wireline revenue up 4.3% to $5.7B on strong U-verse video, broadband adds

AT&T's consumer wireline segment continues to be driven by U-verse growth and the first quarter of 2014 was no exception, with revenues growing 28.3 percent year-over-year to $3.5 billion.

Ericsson reports drop in Q1 sales as it focuses on margins

Ericsson said sales declined by 7 per cent to 47.5 billion krona (€5.2 billion/$7.2 billion) in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year when adjusted for currency, although the Sweden-based equipment manufacturer said efforts to improve its profit margin are having a positive impact.

AT&T adds 200K U-verse video subs in Q1

AT&T continues to make inroads with U-verse. The company added 200,000 U-verse video subscribers in the first quarter of 2014 and noted that churn for the product is very low. In addition, AT&T touted the fact that U-verse is now a $14 billion annualized revenue stream for the company, growing at almost 30 percent year-over year.

AT&T to launch renewed Cricket prepaid brand in Q2

AT&T Mobility plans to launch an upgraded version of the Cricket prepaid brand in the second quarter, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. AT&T closed on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless' Cricket brand and 4.5 million customers last month.

AT&T surprises in Q1, posts 625K net postpaid adds driven by phones, tablets

AT&T Mobility surprised the market by reporting 625,000 postpaid subscriber net additions in the first quarter, more than analysts had expected and the carrier's best first-quarter postpaid performance in five years.

Net neutrality: a stab in the dark?

Netflix has stepped up the argument in favour of 'strong net neutrality', even as it negotiates connectivy deals with ISPs on both sides of the Atlantic to ensure decent services for its end-users. It's a war of words that will continue, and there is clearly a great deal at stake for both sides. However, beyond the commercial bun fights over who should pay and how, much more needs to be clarified; the devil with net neutrality is in the detail.