Led by Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT&T is the product of the former SBC’s 2005 acquisition of its one-time parent AT&T and later fellow RBOC BellSouth. In the wireline segment, AT&T has been aggressively expanding its rollout of both IP-based business services (Ethernet and VPN) and consumer broadband and video (U-verse IPTV and broadband service).

(Source: Yahoo!)AT&T's Wireline segment provides voice services, including local and long-distance services, calling card, 1-800 services, conference calling, wholesale switched access service, caller ID, call waiting, and voice mail services; and application management, security service, integration services, customer premises equipment, outsourcing, government-related services, and satellite video services. This segment also offers data services, such as switched and dedicated transport, Internet access and network integration, data equipment, and U-verse services; high-speed connections comprising private lines, packet, dedicated Internet, and enterprise networking services, as well as DSL/broadband, dial-up Internet access, and WiFi products; businesses voice applications over IP-based networks; and local, interstate, and international wholesale networking capacity to other service providers. In addition, its Advertising solutions segment publishes yellow and white pages directories, and sells directory advertising and Internet-based advertising and local search.

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AT&T brings NFV on-demand service to 76 countries, territories

AT&T has officially launched its NFV on demand service in 76 countries and territories, allowing multinational businesses to reduce network costs and service activation time.

Verizon, AT&T among finalists as Yahoo bidding comes down to the wire

Final bids for Yahoo's core internet business are due Monday, according to  The New York Times, and the board plans to make a decision on the fate of the assets "soon afterward." Verizon and AT&T are among the final bidders as well as several private equity firms and a consortium led by the founder of Quicken Loans who's backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

AT&T challenges Comcast, Altice, others as it expands to Mississippi, Louisiana businesses

AT&T announced it is bringing gigabit internet speeds to businesses in Mississippi and Louisiana as its expands the reach of its AT&T Business Fiber service that offers speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

CWA complains TDM-to-IP streamlining rules don't ensure broadband internet access

The Communications Workers of America union, which represents wireline employees for telcos including AT&T and Verizon, gave mixed reviews to the FCC's newly adopted Tech Transitions Order, which includes action to streamline telecom providers' requests to discontinue legacy voice services.

AT&T tapped for smart cities initiative in Chicago

AT&T's pursuit of the IoT continued to make news today with the announcement that the carrier will provide connectivity for a smart cities initiative starting this summer in Chicago.

AT&T leverages SDN transition for another service, Threat Intellect for network security

AT&T today announced a new network threat monitoring and management service dubbed Threat Intellect that the carrier said leverages its investments into software-defined network (SDN) technology and network functions virtualization (NFV).

AT&T has 'highest exposure of any player' in FCC's special access debate, Wells Fargo says

As the FCC continues to debate the business data services (BDS) market, analysts at Wells Fargo warned that AT&T could be significantly affected if the agency eventually decides to cut special access rates.

Verizon to shut down 2G CDMA 1X network by the end of 2019

Verizon confirmed to FierceWireless that it is currently planning to shut down its CDMA 1X network by Dec. 31, 2019. However, the carrier said it would work with its current CDMA 1X customers and would consider operating its CDMA 1X network into 2020 if those customers need more time to move onto Verizon's LTE network.

AT&T launches trial of LTE-connected drones

AT&T hopes to use LTE-connected drones to enhance its wireless network and inspect cell towers.

T-Mobile hammers Verizon's new plans, proclaims U.S. wireless market competitive

T-Mobile killed two birds with one stone this week in an FCC filing that hammered Verizon's new price plans as it said competition in the U.S. wireless market is thriving.