AT&T is seeing more of its business customers migrate from TDM-based services to IP-based Ethernet and VPN, but the service provider continues to see softness in certain market segments like the oil and gas industry, which impacted its overall revenues.
AT&T revived its unlimited data service plan, which will give the carrier's smartphone customers unlimited talking, texting and data for $100 per month for the first line and $40 per month for each additional line-- and the fourth line won't cost anything extra. However, the carrier said the offering is only available to customers of AT&T DirecTV or AT&T U-Verse TV.
AT&T U-verse users will get a lump of coal in their stockings this year as the telco plans to raise the rates on its popular TV and voice service packages.
AT&T is upping its 1 Gbps FTTH game with plans to build out service to parts of 38 additional metro areas. Upon completion, the service provider will double the amount of metro areas it serves to a total of 56.
AT&T is making sure its U-Verse IPTV technician workforce will be able to install DirecTV service across its markets.
AT&T has been training its broadband and U-verse IPTV installers to also install service for its DirecTV offerings, and early next month it plans on sending out into the market the first wave of technicians who can install all of the services.
AT&T is laying off 200 wireline workers in its Houston call center facility that are charged with taking consumer collection calls for its traditional voice and U-verse video and broadband services.
AT&T is enhancing its Ethernet reach with a new feature that leverages the capabilities of its existing U-verse broadband technology.
AT&T said it expects to report positive IP broadband net additions in the third quarter, while U-verse TV customers will drop.
AT&T is taking its 1 Gbps FTTH show to Indiana, announcing that it is debuting service in three of the state's cities-- Crown Point, Gary and Hammond-- where it will face off with Comcast.