The FCC approved rules that require submarine cable operators to report significant outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable. But AT&T and others say the measure is flawed.
Net neutrality advocates delivered 100,000 letters to the FCC from internet users urging the commission to clamp down on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast for offering zero-rated data services.
AT&T employees represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union have worked out grievance and unfair labor issues.
T-Mobile was quick to tout its own success with Wi-Fi calling after AT&T noted its customers' uptake of the technology earlier this week.
Windstream is looking to weed out more legacy services from its portfolio by asking the FCC for permission to discontinue a host of operator assisted services across its ILEC and CLEC territories.
Verizon may be less vocal than AT&T about its SDN and NFV transition, but with plans to have all of its relevant network functions in a virtual environment by the end of 2018, it's clear that this transition is a top priority for the telco.
Google Fiber is progressing with its FTTH build in Charlotte, North Carolina as the service provider has been granted 82 permits for aerial and underground network facilities.
At the recent TIA 2016 trade show, a group of service providers including CenturyLink, Verizon and XO Communications gathered on a stage to talk about transitioning to SDN and NFV. What was striking about the panel was how all three operators were concerned about making SDN and NFV reliably work in their networks.
AT&T is building out its own small cell network in locations where it also operates a fiber network, an effort the carrier said will help it better understand the small cell opportunity and the costs associated with deployments. AT&T for years has been deploying small cells to improve the coverage, speed and reliability of its wireless network.
AT&T just rolled out Wi-Fi calling to its first Android handset last week, but the operator is already routing more than 4 million calls a day over Wi-Fi.