Cable operators are in an interesting position to drive new competition in the wholesale special access market, giving CLECs the ability to connect their multi-site business customers in areas where they can't economically reach with their own facilities today.
Verizon Communications has hired Ohad Zeira, formerly the head of Belkin's WeMo home-automation product line, to oversee the company's smartphone and home-automation efforts, according to NextMarket Insights. Zeira will relocate from California to Verizon's headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J.
Google Fiber is extending is presence in Utah by naming Salt Lake City as the next city where it will deliver its 1 Gbps-capable fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, challenging the trio of incumbent players AT&T, CenturyLink and Comcast.
AT&T says that as the FCC looks to analyze the data it has collected in the special access proceeding, it will see that there are plenty of alternatives to incumbent players that CLECs can choose from to purchase wholesale circuits to extend their service into areas where they can't reach today.
USTelecom has made the first move to challenge the FCC's new net neutrality rules by filing a review petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals.
AT&T invested more than $1.6 billion to improve its wireline and wireless networks in North Carolina between 2012 through 2014, adding more customers to its U-verse network and expanding the availability of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.
AT&T Mobility is working with several smaller carriers, likely including T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular, to prepare for interoperability between their different band classes in the 700 MHz band. In a filing with the FCC, AT&T revealed the progress it has made in following through on a commitment it made in September 2013 to support interoperability between Band Class 17 and Band Class 12 in the 700 MHz band.
AT&T is roping in a number of new features for its two-year-old Partner Exchange platform, one that currently includes more than 275 solution provider partners.
AT&T and Verizon may be facing new challenges from a host of new cable and CLEC competitors, but out of the incumbent telcos the pair continues to be the dominant duo in the Ethernet services market, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
AT&T continues to deepen its U-verse footprint in the Southeast, announcing that between 2012 and 2014, it invested almost $2.8 billion to enhance its local wireline and wireless footprint in Florida.