AT&T may still be adding more IP-based U-verse broadband subscribers, but the service provider's overall growth continues to slip as more cable operators take away market share.
AT&T continues see its U-verse video platform shrink faster than it can grow its DirecTV satellite TV platform.
Level 3 Communications may be one of the most aggressive providers rolling out fiber to deliver a host of Ethernet and cloud services, but being a competitive provider it can't bring fiber into every building that wants service.
Just a few months after closing its merger with Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia announced it will spend roughly $191 million to purchase Withings, a French startup founded in 2008 that makes activity trackers, weighing scales, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, home and baby monitors and other health-related gadgets and services. Nokia said it would add the company to its Nokia Technologies division, which also houses the company's patent-licensing business as well as its new virtual reality camera-making effort.
All four major U.S. carriers ranked in the bottom half of a new study of "the consumer app experience" on 27 mobile networks in seven countries.
Wireless carriers are clearly keen on the dark fiber opportunity. Carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon are using dark fiber to power their current macro base station backhaul, but are also looking at it for future small cell and C-RAN network deployments.
Dark fiber may be remembered as a product of the.com age where competitive providers built out networks speculatively, but it's clearly back in telecom style. However, unlike the late 1990s build-it-and-they-will-come drive, dark fiber demand is today being driven by new service drivers-- small cell backhaul, data center connectivity and the FCC E-Rate program.
AT&T's marketing campaigns generated more engagement with consumers during a recent 30-day stretch than advertising efforts from any other major U.S. mobile network, according to the ad-measurement company iSpot.
Google Fiber may be in less than a handful of markets today, but it's clear that the service provider's presence is driving incumbent telcos and cable MSOs like AT&T and Comcast to rethink their pricing plans even for their lower speed tiers.
Cable One, a smaller cable operator based in Phoenix, Ariz., has no current plans to build out a public Wi-Fi network or get into the wireless business in a major way. But the company's CEO told FierceCable that the company would willingly follow its larger rivals into the wireless space if they make a move into the business.