The FCC plans, at the suggestion of Chairman Tom Wheeler, to reject a proposal from T-Mobile US, Sprint and other smaller carriers to increase the amount of spectrum set aside for smaller carriers to bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to multiple reports
As AT&T moves forward with its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) roll out, the service provider plans to virtualize its GPON optical line terminals (OLTs) it deploys in each Central Office to deliver GigaPower 1 Gbps service to residential and business customers.
The Broadband Forum has wrapped up its G.fast equipment plugfest as part of its ongoing program to drive widespread G.fast certification.
AT&T is targeting property owners, management groups and developers to extend its 1 Gbps U-verse with GigaPower FTTP service into new and existing multi-dwelling units.
AT&T thinks T-Mobile US' push to expand the amount of spectrum smaller carriers can bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum is more about making sure T-Mobile has less competition in bidding in urban markets than in expanding its rural coverage.
AT&T has launched its U-verse with Gigapower 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service in Charlotte, N.C., marking the twelfth area where it has launched service.
While AT&T and Comcast continue to grab headlines with their 1 and 2 Gbps plans, alternative providers NTS and Tucows' Ting are also hot on the FTTH expansion trail, announcing that they are bringing 1 Gbps service to more areas of Texas and Virginia.
AT&T is aiming to rent space on cell towers in Mexico from Telesites, the company that was spun off this spring from América Móvil, according to a Bloomberg report.
The growth rate of small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) is down in 2015 compared to 2014, according to Wells Fargo analysts Jennifer Fritzsche, Caleb Stein and Eric Luebchow. But that will likely change in 2016.
Wave Broadband is bringing a new challenge to San Francisco's broadband market, one where AT&T and Comcast have been the dominant providers, with the launch of its 1 Gbps Wave-G gigabit service.