Now that Sprint has reportedly discontinued attempts to merge with T-Mobile, it's worth taking a look at the reasons behind Sprint's desire to form a deal with the nation's No. 4 carrier--and, more importantly, who else may wish to ink a deal with T-Mobile now that Sprint is out of the picture.
AT&T is far from alone in pushing to employ interoperable, open-source infrastructure in its future network architecture, as evidenced by the revised mission statement from ETSI's network functions virtualization (NFV) industry specification group (ISG), which is now headed by Steven Wright, lead member of the technical staff at AT&T.
AT&T continues to step up its U-verse rollout, announcing that it has extended service to more customers in San Francisco and Sacramento while naming Greensboro, N.C., as the next stop on its 1 Gig fiber to the premises (FTTP) network journey.
AT&T is continuing with its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) rollout strategy, announcing that it will bring its GigaPower service to both Overland Park, Kan., and Houston.
Windstream is enhancing its bond with its managed service customer base by making Avaya's Aura Unified Communications (UC) solution as a cloud-based offering available on a national basis via its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) product.
Windstream got the attention of the telecom world and financial community on Tuesday when it announced that it would spin off parts of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Not surprisingly, this development quickly fueled speculation that other service providers could, or are considering, a similar move.
AT&T is pursuing its plans to create a cloud-based network architecture via numerous research projects, including one in which the operator joined IBM and Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) to create a prototype technology that reduces set- up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity, particularly between data centers, from days to seconds.
AT&T is taking another step in advancing its company-wide cloud strategy by completing a proof-of-concept technology trial with IBM and ACS that it says will reduce set-up time for cloud-to-cloud connectivity, particularly between data centers.
After getting necessary local permits, AT&T has added Charlotte as the latest city in North Carolina where it plans to deliver its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP)-based GigaPower service.
That time in early June, when AT&T legislative affairs chief Jim Cicconi zinged Netflix for "double talk" in the net neutrality debate? Just part of the honeymoon, it appears.