Leap Wireless lost customers and reported lower revenue for the third quarter, though its customer defections were fewer than it had in the year-ago period. The flat-rate carrier, which operates the Cricket brand, is in the process of being acquired by AT&T, making its third-quarter report likely one of its last as an independent company.
Telco companies are adding IPTV subscribers, most likely at the expense of cable companies, which are experiencing a drop in their video customer base. This conclusion, from market research firm Infonetics, is based upon first quarter 2013 data but is not necessarily a big surprise for industry watchers.
As the largest wireless carriers have expanded their LTE rollouts and services, network latency, which can provide better network performance, has taken a back seat to wireless network speeds.
Los Angeles is joining the municipal 1 Gbps fiber to the home trend with the goal of attracting a large service provider like AT&T to run a network that will serve both residents and businesses, reports ars technica.
T-Mobile US prepaid unit MetroPCS expects to see benefits from AT&T Mobility's purchase of Leap Wireless and Leap's Cricket prepaid brand, according to a senior MetroPCS executive. If that notion seems paradoxical--a major competitor moving more aggressively into the prepaid market actually being a positive development--Tom Keys, executive vice president and COO of T-Mobile's MetroPCS unit, does not seem to think so.
AT&T has provided a bit more clarity about its 1 Gbps fiber to the home launch, announcing that the service will be available in "mid 2014" in parts of Austin, where it will challenge Google Fiber.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at AT&T's updated plan to launch 1-Gig Internet service in Austin, Texas.
AT&T Mobility's prepaid brand Aio Wireless is seeking to assuage customer concerns that their service will be disrupted once AT&T finalizes its purchase of Leap Wireless and Leap's Cricket prepaid brand.
AT&T has turned its hiring drive to Wisconsin where it is looking hire 90 people, including 80 technicians, to support the growth of its U-verse TV and broadband services in the state.
AT&T has lit up 54 multi-tenant office buildings in Louisiana as part of its fiber to the building drive, extending fiber-based services to over 2,600 business customer locations in the state.