BT is expanding its cloud presence by offering its global customers the ability to connect to Oracle's cloud infrastructure, illustrating the growing movement by service providers to allow businesses to bring their own cloud to the service table.
Usually, industry analysts such as myself wait until December for the annual ritual of "predictions" columns. But there is enough of import happening in the industry that I think it will be of some value to Fierce readers to take stock of where we are as of mid-year, and to think about what the next 6-9 months look like across the mobile landscape.
AT&T is giving business customers in 13 markets an opportunity to get up to 1 Gbps speeds thanks to its ongoing roll out of GPON technology in its AT&T Business Fiber (ABF) footprint. This latest fiber drive enables AT&T to more effectively compete with Charter Communications and Comcast Business, two cable MSOs that continue to encroach into the ILEC's business territory.
AT&T is defending its record on TDM-to-IP trials in Alabama and Florida, calling out Public Knowledge's statement about its request to streamline the transition process.
The FCC approved rules that require submarine cable operators to report significant outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable. But AT&T and others say the measure is flawed.
Net neutrality advocates delivered 100,000 letters to the FCC from internet users urging the commission to clamp down on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast for offering zero-rated data services.
AT&T employees represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union have worked out grievance and unfair labor issues.
T-Mobile was quick to tout its own success with Wi-Fi calling after AT&T noted its customers' uptake of the technology earlier this week.
Windstream is looking to weed out more legacy services from its portfolio by asking the FCC for permission to discontinue a host of operator assisted services across its ILEC and CLEC territories.
Verizon may be less vocal than AT&T about its SDN and NFV transition, but with plans to have all of its relevant network functions in a virtual environment by the end of 2018, it's clear that this transition is a top priority for the telco.