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 blasts TruePosition's 911 testing as 'ill-considered' and 'half-baked'

An ongoing battle among Tier 1 wireless carriers and location technology vendors over ways to more accurately locate 911 callers has spilled into the public arena, with AT&T Mobility taking to its public policy blog to lambast a technology test from location vendor TruePosition as inaccurate and misleading.

German government cancels contract with Verizon over U.S. spying allegations

Verizon's contract with the German government has been cancelled following revelations last year of U.S. government spying, according to multiple media reports.

AT&T testing fraud-detection service that links purchases to shopper's location

AT&T Mobility is working with credit card companies to test a permission-based fraud-detection service targeted at international travelers that will link a customer's location to the location of the transaction.  The premise behind the service is that most people take their smartphone with them when they shop, so credit card companies can use the location information tied to a person's cell phone to verify the legitimacy of the purchase. 

AT&T Mobility's Mansfield sees steady increase in small cell deployments

Gordon Mansfield, AT&T Mobility's AVP--Small Cell Solutions, who also serves as the chairman of the Small Cell Forum, is sharing his view on small cell adoption. While he does not see the hockey stick ramp some are predicting, he said there "is steady progress, steady increases in volumes of shipments."

AT&T exec: Multi-mode small cells 'are entering carriers' labs now'

Gordon Mansfield, AT&T Mobility's AVP of small-cell solutions, has chaired the Small Cell Forum since September 2012. He recently spoke with  FierceWirelessTech  about the overall small cell market and the development of indoor and outdoor small cells.  Check out this Hot Seat interview.

Frontier, CWA union strike labor deal in Connecticut

Frontier Communications said it has hammered out a new labor contract with the Communications Workers of America District 1 (CWA) union that represents employees in the Connecticut region where it will expand its presence via its  pending acquisition  of AT&T's wireline operations.

Hershey's, Cut the Rope among advertisers now using AT&T's Sponsored Data service

Almost six months after AT&T announced its Sponsored Data program, there are now at least a handful of companies that are currently making use of the service in a commercial setting. Although vendors involved in the program declined to name most of the actual companies that are subsidizing the cost of users' data, Hershey's and Cut the Rope are among those that have been named publicly.

Carriers to increase wireless network spending by 6.4% to $43B in 2017, report says

According to a new report from the Telecommunications Industry Association, U.S. wireless carriers will spend a total of $159.3 billion on wireless network equipment and infrastructure during the next four years, up fully 40 percent from the $113.9 billion in cumulative spending during the previous four years. However, TIA pointed out, overall growth in spending is slowing as carriers like Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility finish their initial LTE network buildouts.

AT&T offers subscription-based language translation service via Muuzii

AT&T Mobility today launched a new language translation service for Spanish and Chinese speakers through a new partnership with startup Muuzii. The service starts at $2.99 per month and allows users to send texts in either Spanish or Chinese and have the messages sent back to them translated into English.

AT&T defends DirecTV acquisition to Congress, can't promise lower prices

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told separate antitrust subcommittees in both the U.S. House and Senate that his company's proposed acquisition of DirecTV would "put downward pressure on cable products--cable bundles, cable video and cable broadband" but stopped short of assuring elected representatives that prices would be coming down.