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.
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 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.
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'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 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).
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 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 hopes to use LTE-connected drones to enhance its wireless network and inspect cell towers.
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.