Satellite, presumably via the acquisition of DirecTV, will add a fourth dimension to AT&T's video delivery portfolio, John Donovan, senior executive vice president of AT&T architecture, technology and operations, said during Barclays 2014 Global Technology Conference.
Carriers sometimes tout the maximum speeds their networks can deliver to subscribers. T-Mobile US, for example, claims that customers are seeing real-world peak downlink speeds of up to 145 Mbps in markets where it has deployed at least 15x15 MHz of spectrum for LTE. But how do the carriers really stack up when it comes to maximum speeds?
AT&T has named Brocade Communications Systems, Ciena and Cisco as the latest members to join its growing Domain 2.0 supplier program that's charged with driving the telco toward more of a cloud and software-driven network architecture.
Just in time for the holidays, AT&T has announced $3-a-month rate hikes for nine of its U-verse bundles, including U-family, U100, U200, U200 Latino, U300, U300 Latino, U400, U450 and U450 Latino. FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley has a complete report here.
AT&T continues to be bullish on how software-defined networks (SDN) will enable the service provider to accelerate service turn up and allow customers to take control over their service provisioning experience.
AT&T Mobility will likely see higher churn in the fourth quarter than it had in the year-ago period, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. However, Stephens said that the company is not that worried about ongoing promotions from other carriers that could be stealing away AT&T customers because of the limited-time nature of the offers.
Gogo likely will make deals with other wireless carriers or companies to make texting and other capabilities available onboard airplanes, similar to what it's doing with T-Mobile US, Gogo's president and CEO said during an investor conference Monday.
Thirty-six percent of those polled in a recent AT&T survey say their kids frequently watch video on smartphones, compared to 34 percent who say their kids frequently watch TV the old-fashioned way, on televisions.
AT&T will soon start offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to consumer and business customers in parts of Research Triangle and Winston-Salem, N.C.
In the LTE downlink speed race, Verizon Wireless is the top carrier, taking a lead over competitors T-Mobile US, AT&T and Sprint.