As Frontier moves forward with its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider is getting its back office infrastructure in order by implementing Ericsson's next-gen Agility Suite OSS architecture.
In the wireless speed race, network latency has become an issue as users try to access more bandwidth-hungry content.
How well do U.S. operators perform when it comes to today's 3G/4G LTE networks? Thanks to research by Open Signal, FierceWireless is trying to shed some light on the issue. Special Report
FierceWireless, with partner OpenSignal, is hoping to shed some light onto the latency issue. The firm's charts show exactly how the carriers stacked up against each other in the third quarter across their different network technologies, from LTE to EV-DO Rev. A to eHRPD. In these charts, AT&T showed a slight increase in latency speeds on its LTE network in the third quarter when compared with the operator's results from the second quarter. Sprint remained the carrier with the lowest LTE latency speeds.
Corning is reaping the fruits of large carrier deployments from AT&T and CenturyLink of FTTH in the United States, but that growth was tempered by slower-than-expected rollouts in Canada and Asia-Pacific.
AT&T is making sure its U-Verse IPTV technician workforce will be able to install DirecTV service across its markets.
After numerous extensions and blackout threats, AT&T has agreed to a TV broadcast retransmission renewal deal with Tribune Media. The agreement between the two companies will keep Tribune's 26 network affiliates on AT&T's U-verse service.
AT&T has been training its broadband and U-verse IPTV installers to also install service for its DirecTV offerings, and early next month it plans on sending out into the market the first wave of technicians who can install all of the services.
Following rival AT&T, Verizon is now asking the FCC for a waiver of text telephony (TTY)-related requirements for its IP-enabled wireless services, and it wants the same conditions granted to AT&T.
Google Fiber is in the process of seeking permission from San Jose city council to build two "fiber huts," signaling that the Silicon Valley city could be the next stop on its FTTH journey.