AT&T and Verizon collectively saw strong gains in their next-gen U-verse and FiOS service portfolios, adding a total of 828,000 subscribers during the third quarter. But overall growth in the broadband market has slipped, a Leichtman Research Group study finds.
Broadband subscriber growth slowed in the third quarter, with 17 of the largest cable operators and telcos gaining about 520,000 net high-speed Internet subscribers, a decrease of about 10 percent compared to Q3 2012, Leichtman Research Group said Tuesday.
Tom Wheeler, the FCC's new chairman, wants to get the TDM to IP transition moving and has proposed that the regulator issue an order on the matter at its upcoming meeting in January, a move that AT&T applauded. The incumbent's own IP migration has been stymied by the Commission's slow pace on the matter.
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless profiles the most powerful in the wireless and wireline industries.
AT&T Mobility and Sprint are instigating an iPhone price war ahead of the holiday shopping season. Both operators are offering the 16 GB iPhone 5s for $100 to customers who purchase the phone online and agree to a two-year service contract.
T-Mobile emerged as new key challenger to AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the wireless market. The wireless operator's Q3 results, reported FierceWireless, prompted a number of analysts firms to increase their net add expectations for Q4 2013 and into 2014.
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at the top performing U.S. wireless carriers in the third quarter.
AT&T has set an ambitious goal to expand its U-verse broadband to about 57 million locations by 2015 by upgrading its last mile network with more IP DSLAMs and VDSL2.
There was some good news for the European telecoms industry this week, with Vodafone unveiling investment plans and French operators slowing their rates of profit decline, although the latest missive from Moody's reminds us that the industry is still in a fairly fragile. Enter the bold predictions from one analyst company that foresees a wave of M&A sweeping Europe and the world in the coming three years.
AT&T is making its fiber-based network service capabilities available to more California-based businesses by completing the installation of its fiber to over 450 multi-tenant office buildings throughout the San Francisco metro area.