AT&T and Google Fiber soon won't be the only 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) game in Austin, Texas, as Grande Communications says it's going to offer its own fiber-based service.
Verizon Wireless is eliminating its $35 activation fee for new customers who sign a two-year contract between now and Feb. 17. The no-activation promotion is just one of several offers the Tier 1 carrier has implemented recently and another sign of the growing competition among U.S. operators.
A federal court ruled that Aio Wireless' use of the color magenta in its marketing and branding efforts infringes upon T-Mobile US' patent on the color. However, Aio said the court's decision won't impact the company because it isn't using that color anymore in its marketing.
Bell Canada doubled the amount of net broadband customer additions, adding 15,690 subscribers during the fourth quarter, up from the 7,269 customers it added in the fourth quarter of 2012. At the end of 2013, Bell had a total 2.18 million broadband customers, a 2.7 percent increase over 2012.
Brazil regional service provider Sercomtel continues to see copper cable theft incidents rising in its service areas, reporting that thieves stole 1,724 meters of telephone cables in January alone.
AT&T wants to buy advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) from Phoenix, Ariz.-based cable MSO Cable One that it could use to expand its LTE network, according to an FCC notice.
Vodafone revealed an almost 10 per cent decline in European service revenue to £6.5 billion (€7.8 billion) in its fiscal third quarter as conditions remained challenging in the region, but the company remained positive about its strategy to tackle this downward trend through increased efficiency, network investments and a focus on unified communications and emerging markets.
NBCUniversal said Monday that it recruited a top AT&T technology executive to run a new technology center focused on driving innovations involving virtualization, mobile video and big data.
Hybrid cloud services, which offer businesses the option to manage some resources in-house and put others into a cloud, are set to double by 2015, says Infonetics in its latest Cloud Service Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey.
AT&T Mobility has developed an application-aware system designed to restrict customers from engaging in "non-permissible" bandwidth-intensive activities such as file sharing or movie downloading.