AT&T no longer offers its U-verse TV Everywhere customers the ability to download content to their mobile device for offline viewing. Instead, users must stream all their TV Everywhere content over an Internet connection.
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While the telecommunications industry continues to wait for detailed mobile video plans from AT&T in the wake of its consummated merger with DirecTV, company Senior VP and CFO John Stephens described in broad terms a transactional service that would let AT&T customers easily purchase, view and authenticate programming on any device.
After suffering through 14 months of slings and arrows as it attempted its own mega-merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast is experiencing life as the hammer rather than the nail.
A top AT&T executive put a positive spin on Apple's handset installment plan that the company announced earlier this week that will let customers pay Apple directly for their devices. Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference and reported in a Seeking Alpha transcript, AT&T SVP & CFO John Stephens said that he believes it might be a good thing for carriers because customers will be able to differentiate between what they are paying for the device and what they are paying for the service.
LAS VEGAS-- Perhaps it was only fitting that one of the key executives responsible for AT&T getting the exclusive on the iPhone eight years ago took the stage to talk about the next big thing for the wireless industry. Glenn Lurie, who appeared at CTIA's show a year ago as AT&T's newly named president of AT&T Mobility, described a world where every "thing" will be connected, including wheelchairs-- which AT&T is already doing-- and cars that will be able to adapt to whomever is driving at any given time.
LAS VEGAS--As part of AT&T's Domain 2.0 initiative, which calls for the company to virtualize more than 75 percent of its network using software-driven architecture by 2020, the company's Foundry Innovation Centers are making Domain 2.0 a top priority.
AT&T is not afraid of meeting its ambitious goal to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to an additional 11.7 million locations it agreed to meet as one of the tenets with the FCC to get approval of its DirecTV acquisition.
LAS VEGAS-- Just as was the case with 4G, expect wireless carriers to market their networks as "5G" even before the industry has standardized such next-generation networks, according to a senior AT&T executive.
AMSTERDAM--Ericsson took the next step in the latest round of video industry consolidation, announcing it has acquired multiscreen encoding and compression provider Envivio for about $125 million in a cash tender transaction. The company also will take the lead in integrating DirecTV's satellite assets with AT&T's U-verse assets.