Spanish telecom Telefonica SA is interested in buying AT&T's pay-TV assets in Latin America, which could be valued in the range of $10 billion, Reuters reported over the weekend.
From Motorola Solutions to Intel, company executives have been busy perusing the hefty Request for Proposals (RFP) that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) released last week for the deployment of a dedicated broadband network for public safety.
As AT&T and CenturyLink move forward with their ambitious 1 Gbps FTTH service plans, Dycom should gain revenue benefits, says Wells Fargo.
In its latest lobbying efforts at the FCC, Verizon is reiterating the importance of the spectrum bands above 24 GHz to help jumpstart 5G deployment, but it's also arguing for the FCC to combine the 37 GHz band with the 39 GHz band to create a single 3 GHz band of contiguous spectrum, with channels at least 200 MHz wide.
The FCC approved AT&T's purchase of two 700 MHz licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. AT&T said the action would allow the carrier to deploy 10x10 MHz LTE carrier aggregation in the state to improve its coverage and its network performance.
Frontier, a telco that has a large rural presence, estimates that providing services in these hard-to-reach areas costs service providers over $1 billion.
AT&T told the FCC that backers of the controversial AllVid video technology standard have no intention of maintaining carefully orchestrated agreements worked out between pay-TV operators and programmers as to which channels go where on user interface grids.
A strong showing of smart home devices at the recent CES 2016 trade show illustrates the growth potential of the emerging smart home network, one that ABI Research forecasts will nearly double in 2017.
Level 3 Communications has reached a new multi-year, settlement-free interconnection agreement with Google covering their global backbone networks.
U.S. carriers say they support the FCC's effort to expand its emergency wireless alert (EWA) system, but they're urging the agency not to make any hasty moves.