People accessing the Wi-Fi service supplied by Google in certain Starbucks stores have been raving for months on social media about improved connectivity, and now SpeedSpot has confirmed that its users experienced up to 18 times faster download speeds at Starbucks locations that have swapped out their AT&T Mobility Wi-Fi service for Google's.
AT&T's U-verse continues to be the darling of the telco's wireline portfolio, helping to offset lower revenue from legacy voice and data products and increase residential customer revenues 3 percent to $5.7 billion.
AT&T Mobility added more than 1 million net postpaid subscribers in the second quarter, its best performance in the postpaid market in nearly five years. In contrast to rival Verizon Wireless, which reported second-quarter earnings Tuesday and had tablets make up the bulk of its postpaid adds, the vast majority of AT&T's postpaid adds came from smartphones in the second quarter.
Driven by the growth of its U-verse platform and subscriber gains in its wireless postpaid business, AT&T reported a 1.6 percent increase in second quarter consolidated revenue to $32.6 billion, and an 8 percent drop in operating income to $5.6 billion on a 4 percent uptick in operating expenses.
AT&T's User-Defined Network Cloud initiative continues to expand, with Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu Network Communications becoming the latest vendors to join the program, which is launching a number of so-called beachhead programs starting this year as part of the operator's shift to an IP- and cloud-based network.
AT&T is enhancing its growing cloud services ambitions by adding Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu to its User-Defined Network Cloud program it initially launched in February.
AT&T Government Solutions added another win to its public sector column when the U.S. Department of State awarded it a Foreign Post Telephone Replacement Program task order that could be worth up to $275 million over the next five years.
NEW YORK--AT&T Mobility is open to the possibility of car makers sponsoring the data for in-car LTE connectivity as part of AT&T's Sponsored Data program, according to a a senior AT&T executive.
AT&T has added the North Carolina town of Carrboro as the latest target where it will deliver its GigaPower 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) network service after ratifying an agreement with local town officials.
Interest in dark fiber has reemerged in telecom due to the escalating demands for business services and by wireless operators that need bigger backhaul pipes to keep up with the insatiable demand for wireless data.