BARCELONA, Spain--Audi of America will equip all its 2016 vehicles with AT&T's LTE service. The deal is an expansion of AT&T's previous arrangement with Audi in which the operator provided LTE connectivity to all Audi A3 cars released in 2014. AT&T will offer Audi drivers the option of adding their car to their Mobile Share data plan for the $10 per month access fee.
CenturyLink has been a bit quiet on the acquisition front lately at a time when the wireline industry is going through another key round of consolidation led by Frontier Communications and Level 3 Communications, but it will consider a deal if it makes sense.
BARCELONA, Spain--Top executives from wireless carriers and network vendors generally believe that, when the technology becomes standardized in the coming years, 5G will feature a new air interface. Further, they said, 5G also will create major new revenue streams for wireless carriers.
BARCELONA, Spain--The logic behind LTE (CAT 1), a slower speed version of LTE, makes a lot of sense for its intended application--the Internet of Things--particularly when it is coupled with reduced module size, less power consumption and perhaps more importantly, lower cost.
The ongoing deployment of PON, particularly GPON, for fiber-to-the-premises services has helped drive up the total broadband access market segment to $11.5 billion in 2014, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report.
Tower companies SBA Communications and American Tower both said that AT&T significantly slowed down its spending on its mobile network during the fourth quarter of 2014, and the carrier's spending remains somewhat sluggish compared with AT&T's network spending during the first half of last year.
Amidst a great protest within the agency and by large telcos like AT&T and Verizon, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed Open Internet order passed in a 3-2 vote this week. Now that the order has been approved, it's likely going to see a number of legal challenges from the largest carriers.
AT&T is expanding the availability of its Switched Ethernet Service via Network on Demand to five new markets, with a particular focus on serving businesses in its fiber-ready buildings.
Sprint and T-Mobile US seemed cautiously optimistic that the FCC's new net neutrality rules won't harm them and will protect the open Internet, while Verizon and AT&T were dismayed and characterized the FCC's action as misguided.
Consolidated Communications reported that while data and Internet service rose to $82.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, those gains were more than offset by declines in legacy local calling and network access revenues.