If Charter Communications is successful in acquiring fellow cable MSOs Time Warner Cable and Bright House, it could alter the dynamics of the Ethernet market once again.
With backing from companies like AT&T, the GSMA has launched an initiative to accelerate the rollout of cellular networks customized for machine-to-machine communications.
The FCC is laying out its plans to hold next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum by the end of March, and said it will start by releasing a public notice for broadcasters in "early fall" about how the application process will unfold.
In case there were any doubt, it's becoming clearer every day that it's no joke: That old, staid telecom giant known as AT&T is actually turning its engineering ship around in a big, big way, and it's not your grandfather's or grandmother's network anymore.
As expected, analysts at Wells Fargo Securities say all four nationwide U.S. wireless carriers ramped up capital spending in the second quarter after a dismal first quarter, and they expect AT&T and T-Mobile US to spend more in the third quarter than they did in the second quarter.
DirecTV, which is now part of AT&T, launched a new 4K Ultra HD set-top box called the 4K Genie Mini that will let subscribers watch 4K content if they have a 4K-compliant TV set.
AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon lost ground in the second quarter 2015 broadband race to cable as each provider continued to shed traditional DSL subscribers and implement new growth strategies.
Zayo continues to see new opportunities in its fiber-to-the-tower business, announcing that as of the end of June it sold services to over 800 macro tower and small cell sites that leverage previous anchor FTTT network builds already in place.
As part of its mission to virtualize 75 percent of its network by 2020, AT&T is using Metaswitch's Perimeta session border controller (SBC) to power a portion of its software-centric network.
AT&T has been working with the US National Security Agency to provide Internet usage traffic records since 2011, according to a New York Times report.