Verizon Wireless maintains a dominating lead among Tier 1 wireless operators in terms of wireless users' perception of its network coverage, according to a survey from research firm NPD. The firm found that Verizon's "Carrier Perception Score" for network coverage is 30 percent, above rival AT&T Mobility's score of 10 percent and far above Sprint and T-Mobile US, which both recorded perception scores of just 2 percent.
AT&T, BT and other traditional telcos' move to migrate more of their customers off TDM-based T1 and E1 access to IP-based services like Ethernet is expected to create a bountiful market opportunity for EFM (Ethernet in the first mile) bonded copper and fiber Ethernet access devices (EADs) vendors.
T-Mobile is asking the FCC to issue new guidance and enforcement criteria on data roaming agreements. T-Mobile's request appears to be an attempt by the carrier to obtain a more favorable roaming agreement with rival AT&T Mobility.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that the company might make use of AT&T's Sponsored Data program to subsidize the data costs of its Fire phone users. Bezos said Amazon would do so "if customers are interested in that. It is something we would look at in the future," according to Re/code.
AT&T has identified the town of Cary as the next destination in the state of North Carolina where it will bring its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) "U-verse with GigaPower" platform.
GVTC Communications may not be the size of AT&T or draw the same sizzle as Google Fiber, but the local telephone cooperative is providing 1 Gbps-capable services for its GigaRegion fiber to the home (FTTH) network customers in Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales, Texas.
Telstra Global has added the United States to its growing list of regions--which already includes the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia--where it offers cloud services for its multinational business customers.
Since unveiling Domain 2.0 and its vision for a user-defined network cloud, AT&T has made the point that it needs employees with comprehensive software skills that can take the company into a world based on IP and mobile. To help fill those roles, the telco has partnered with Udacity to launch an online "nanodegree" program this fall that will develop a new crop of software experts.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said it would be a "stretch" for a deal between No. 3 carrier Sprint and No. 4 player T-Mobile US to get approved by regulators.
AT&T has reached an agreement with the city of Raleigh, N.C., to be the next market where it will provide its 1 Gbps U-verse with GigaPower fiber to the premises (FTTP) service.