MetTel has joined the competitive carrier movement to offer a SD-WAN service for enterprise and medium-sized business, challenging incumbent players like AT&T and Verizon with an alternative service.
AT&T is making another statement in the wake of Google Fiber's move to bring competitively priced FTTH into the San Francisco metro market by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower FTTH service in six areas at the same $70 per month price point.
AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon and other telcos collectively added just 65,893 broadband subscribers in the first quarter as customers churned to cable operators that can offer higher speeds, particularly in areas where slower speed DSL is the only available broadband service.
Vodafone's promise to roll out NB-IoT technology across multiple markets in 2017 gives a boost to the low power wide area (LPWA) technology that cellular operators around the world plan to use to compete against proprietary solutions touted by the likes of Ingenu, Sigfox and LoRa.
AT&T today announced it's buying OTT and TV Everywhere specialist Quickplay to support the upcoming launch of its DirecTV streaming services.
AT&T has expanded its equipment installation payment plan to also cover accessories. Starting today, the carrier said its wireless customers can purchase accessories such as Bose SoundLink speakers or LG Tone Infinim headsets through the plans and pay them off in monthly installments with no down payment and no interest.
AT&T's fiber deployment to homes and businesses isn't just taking place in its own territory as the service provider is finding new business service and backhaul opportunities outside its footprint.
Don't look now, but those drones may soon be carrying phones. Nokia is requesting a Special Temporary Authority (STA) from the FCC to conduct tests using three commercial smartphones attached to a drone. The company wants to do the tests at the Kansas City Speedway in Kansas for a three-month period starting next month.
Speaking to investors during the Jefferies Communications Conference, Scott Mair, senior vice president of technology planning and engineering for AT&T, said that the service provider is on track to hit a major milestone by the end of the year.
While Verizon has been out in front waving the 5G banner for some time now, positioning itself as the leader that will deploy next-generation wireless before anyone else in the U.S., AT&T is no slouch when it comes to 5G-- according to AT&T.