The trend toward Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is one of the major networking transformations sweeping operators around the globe, but one Verizon executive warned that the carrier needs to think through how SDN and NFV will impact its actual operations.
AT&T is working with a number of cable companies to test DOCSIS backhaul solutions, despite having some misgivings about cable's small-cells-as-a-service model being a viable business.
AT&T has reached an agreement with the city of Winston-Salem, N.C., to supply residents and businesses with its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) U-verse with GigaPower service.
AT&T has established HP as its latest partner to take part in its network-enabled cloud ecosystem, allowing its customers to use their VPN connections to HP's Helion suite of cloud services via the telco's NetBond technology.
AT&T and Comcast are among a growing group of service providers that are looking for revenue streams in the home automation market by adding connectivity and features to their routers that are traditionally used for broadband data and video services.
AT&T's management thinks it might be able to offer DirecTV's National Football League Sunday Ticket service to its wireless customers, according to analysts who attended a meeting with the company. The possibility is being floated as AT&T prepares to try to get the company's proposed $49 billion deal for DirecTV approved by regulators.
AT&T's legislative affairs chief took to the corporate blogosphere Friday, attempting to establish some new (or old?) linguistic ground rules for an ongoing net neutrality debate that he said is beginning to feel a little bit like the Bill Murray comedy classic Groundhog Day.
Satellite operator Inmarsat said it plans to launch Europe's first integrated satellite and air-to-ground network that will allow air passengers to surf the Internet on their laptops and smartphones during flights across the European Union.
Amid the avalanche of coverage for the proposed $49 billion takeover of DirecTV by AT&T over the last two weeks, the satellite pay-TV service's infiltration into the Latin American market has been largely an afterthought.
AT&T has told federal regulators that its proposed acquisition of DirecTV could give it more muscle to reduce programming costs by 20 percent.