AT&T Mobility reported better-than-expected postpaid subscribers in the first quarter, adding 441,000 new subscribers. In addition the company reported churn of just 1.02 percent, which it said was the best it had ever reported in a first quarter.
AT&T is seeing that the rollout of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) is the only way it can realistically compete with both existing cable operators and emerging players, such as Google Fiber, that are offering higher speeds than it can deliver on a fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) architecture.
As AT&T prepares to report its first-quarter earnings later today, it could come under more pressure from investors to show financial progress. The pressure is coming at a time when AT&T is investing $18 billion to purchase AWS-3 spectrum, $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV and billions more to move into the Mexican wireless market.
Google Fiber may finally get the green light it needs to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to Portland, Ore., as state lawmakers signed a law that would exempt gigabit Internet service from a decades-old property tax initially intended for microwave towers.
Frontier Communications has named Becky B. Potts as its new president for the telco's national region, overseeing operations in multiple states in the Midwest, Southeast and Western states.
Comcast is hoping to bring a new challenge to the California broadband market dominated mainly by AT&T, announcing that it plans to deliver its 2 Gbps Internet service in 12 of the state's metro markets.
América Móvil shareholders on Friday approved a plan to spin off the company's wireless tower assets into a new company called Telesites. The new firm will lease space on the 10,800 towers it controls to competitors of América Móvil, as most of the towers can support equipment from multiple carriers.
AT&T is taking a proactive step to get ahead of Comcast's 2 Gbps broadband plans by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in the Chicago suburbs.
CenturyLink is suing the FCC over its net neutrality rules. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
AT&T has spent over $2.7 billion during the past two years on upgrades to its wireline and wireless networks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.