Driven by telco and cable providers like AT&T and Comcast, the number of gigabit Internet connections is projected to rise tenfold to 10 million by the end of year, with residential connections accounting for about 70 percent of the total, says Deloitte Global.
Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint will all report relatively solid postpaid subscriber adds in the fourth quarter, according to a forecast from Wells Fargo Securities, while AT&T will see a net loss in postpaid handset subscribers.
After more than a year of dialogue with public safety and industry, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the deployment of a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety.
AT&T's new unlimited data service plan is likely to attract customers to both its wireless and DirecTV businesses, Moody's analysts said in a research note, but it may also hinder long-term growth of mobile data revenues.
AT&T has responded to the FCC's investigation of its special access pricing regime, saying that competitive service providers' allegations that it locks-in certain volume-related commitments are false.
Verizon has asked the FCC for permission to stop offering postpaid calling card and personal 800 services offered via its MCI subsidiary, illustrating the ongoing decline of legacy services as customers turn to alternative wireline and wireless options.
AT&T has won a five-year contract to assist the FCC in migrating its business processes to the cloud, furthering the public sector's overall move to meet their "Cloud First" mandates.
Wells Fargo Securities adjusted its estimates for AT&T ahead of the carrier's fourth quarter earnings report, predicting the carrier will post fewer postpaid adds than previously expected due to less aggressive promotions than in recent years, but higher EBITDA margins.
The early champion behind AT&T's IoT efforts is Glenn Lurie, the former head of the company's emerging devices business and the current president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. Lurie sat down with Sue Marek, editor in chief, in Las Vegas to talk about the company's IoT efforts, the formation of the Smart Cities Alliance and its highly anticipated mobile video play. The following is an edited excerpt of their chat.
AT&T will kick off an aggressive new ad campaign with a 60-second spot during tonight's College Football Championship broadcast, according to Advertising Age.