AT&T has criticized the FCC's new Broadband Progress report, noting that the agency is not following its own re-definition of broadband, which is set at a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps.
AT&T is taking a swipe at the FCC's draft 2016 Broadband Progress report, saying the regulator is not following its own broadband definition of 25 Mbps.
Sprint appears to be joining the rest of the tier-one U.S. carriers and is no longer offering contracts to new phone customers. Coupled with a similar move by AT&T today, the news serves to essentially signal the end of two-year service contracts and subsidized smartphones, which had been a central element in the growth of the wireless industry and the rise of smartphones.
Ericsson said it will deliver new cellular low-power wide area (LPWA) software to Verizon that will enable the U.S. operator to utilise its existing LTE infrastructure for large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.
Residents of Austin, Texas are saying a Google Fiber installation is to blame for flood damage to their homes that occurred during record rainfall in October 2015.
This week at the Consumer Electronics Show here, where IoT was clearly one of the hottest topics around, the divide between AT&T and its competitors in the IoT space became even more evident as the company announced yet another deal with a car maker to embed its LTE modules, bringing its total number of deals with automobile OEMs to nine out of the 16 major car makers globally. And, perhaps even more importantly, AT&T announced a partnership several other heavyweights including Cisco, Ericsson, GE, Qualcomm, Deloitte, Intel and more to develop a framework for smart cities that will make it easier for cities to be connected. The group also named three cities that will be testbeds for this effort, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.
A day after Ericsson detailed its current work with AT&T in furthering cellular low power wide area (LPWA) solutions for large-scale IoT deployments, Ericsson has announced it's also partnering with Verizon on the technology.
The new president of AT&T's Cricket prepaid business, John Dwyer, said the company plans to significantly expand its market reach by opening more exclusive, Cricket-branded retail outlets across the country. "We've got a very aggressive distribution strategy," he said.
Ericsson is rolling out a new Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) software solution that it says can run over existing LTE networks and introduces power-saving functionality for NB-IoT and LTE-Machine type communication (LTE-M) that can offer more than 10 years of device battery life.
While AT&T put a lot of emphasis on its smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives at its 2016 AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas, the thread that connects it all together – whether it's smart cities, streaming video, connected cars or something else – is the network.