AT&T is making steady progress in rolling out its GigaPower FTTH service to more customers with its wireline region as it looks to stave off competition from cable operators like Comcast and upstart provider Google Fiber.
AT&T's strategy to target high-end customers was underscored Tuesday when the company posted a net loss of 215,000 branded postpaid phone subscribers in the first quarter but a notable increase in margins in consumer wireless services.
AT&T may still be adding more IP-based U-verse broadband subscribers, but the service provider's overall growth continues to slip as more cable operators take away market share.
AT&T continues see its U-verse video platform shrink faster than it can grow its DirecTV satellite TV platform.
Level 3 Communications may be one of the most aggressive providers rolling out fiber to deliver a host of Ethernet and cloud services, but being a competitive provider it can't bring fiber into every building that wants service.
Just a few months after closing its merger with Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia announced it will spend roughly $191 million to purchase Withings, a French startup founded in 2008 that makes activity trackers, weighing scales, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, home and baby monitors and other health-related gadgets and services. Nokia said it would add the company to its Nokia Technologies division, which also houses the company's patent-licensing business as well as its new virtual reality camera-making effort.
All four major U.S. carriers ranked in the bottom half of a new study of "the consumer app experience" on 27 mobile networks in seven countries.
Wireless carriers are clearly keen on the dark fiber opportunity. Carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon are using dark fiber to power their current macro base station backhaul, but are also looking at it for future small cell and C-RAN network deployments.
Dark fiber may be remembered as a product of the.com age where competitive providers built out networks speculatively, but it's clearly back in telecom style. However, unlike the late 1990s build-it-and-they-will-come drive, dark fiber demand is today being driven by new service drivers-- small cell backhaul, data center connectivity and the FCC E-Rate program.
AT&T's marketing campaigns generated more engagement with consumers during a recent 30-day stretch than advertising efforts from any other major U.S. mobile network, according to the ad-measurement company iSpot.