AT&T has set an aggressive path to enhance the reach of its fiber network into more buildings to serve businesses through its fiber-to-the-building (FTTP) program. One of the key voices in developing new products for AT&T's FTTB effort is Tom Hughes, vice president of Small Business Product Management. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, sat down with Hughes to talk about the progress AT&T has made with its FTTB initiative and the new Business Fiber product.
AT&T is serving up a new promotional offer that gives U-verse customers a bundle of broadband, HBO and a year of Amazon Prime for $40 for one year.
Trying its hand at an emerging pay-TV industry strategy of hooking previously uninitiated customers with stripped-down programming packages, AT&T will soon bundle broadband service, a limited number of basic cable channels, HBO and--wait for it--Amazon Prime for $40 a month.
Top YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen is officially being acquired by Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group. The deal could be worth between $200 million and $300 million, Re/code reported, although the exact sale price wasn't revealed.
Over 90 of AT&T's wireless industry partners have come together to jointly make their voice heard at the FCC in protesting the service provider's pending acquisition of DirecTV.
AT&T is capitalizing on the fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) program of its Project VIP initiative by launching its new Business Fiber service that will ultimately provide up to 1 Gbps speeds.
AT&T is translating its cloud-based vision into a new service that will enable Austin-based businesses to order, add or change services in an on-demand basis.
Google Fiber has named former Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish as the new head of its fiber broadband project, a move that could signify that the service provider sees the service as more than an experiment.
Verizon Communications was opened up to the possibility of selling its wireless towers because of AT&T's agreement last year to sell and lease 9,700 of its cell towers to Crown Castle in a $4.85 billion deal, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo. Financial analysts think that Verizon has around 12,500 to 15,000 towers and could be looking to sell a substantial portion of those.
Time is speeding up in the wireless industry. Though advanced markets have rolled out significant LTE and LTE Advanced footprints, many markets worldwide are just now dipping their toes into the LTE pool. Nonetheless, the collective industry already has 5G on its mind, with most pundits calling for requirements and specs to be laid out in the next couple of years in time for commercial rollouts in little more than five years.