ATLANTA--AT&T will be in a much better position to renegotiate content licensing deals with content owners once it closes its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, according to AT&T executive Ralph de la Vega. AT&T's goal is make it much easier for consumers to get TV content on their smartphones and tablets without having to worry about whether or not they will be able to do so because of content rights, he said.
ATLANTA-- AT&T Mobility's Ralph de la Vega says he isn't sweating the competition too much. De la Vega, CEO of AT&T's Mobile & Business Solutions Group, said the carrier takes what its competitors do seriously, including aggressive moves by T-Mobile US and Sprint, but is comfortable with its place in the industry and is confident it is ahead of other carriers on connected cars, homes and the Internet of Things.
With Arris expecting its financials to endure a roller-coaster 2015 thanks to big ongoing mergers among its top clients, U.S. pay-TV operators, the technology company is thinking about a big deal of its own.
High-profile media analyst Craig Moffett doesn't believe Sling TV, Sony's PlayStation Vue or Apple's upcoming pay-TV service will be revolutionary enough have a profound impact on the indigenous cable, satellite and IPTV industry.
With both T-Mobile US and Verizon moving forward with plans to commercially launch LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands, it seems only fitting that the cellular and Wi-Fi industries take the opportunity to collaborate and work closer together.
Google Fiber has come into another local community tangle in Oregon, where it has told lawmakers that the state's proposed tax changes will make it "extremely unlikely" the service provider will bring its service to the Portland area.
C Spire said that Clinton has become the fourth Mississippi city to reach the homeowner pre-registration threshold, enabling the service provider to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband data, HDTV and phone services to the community.
AT&T is bringing new heat to Comcast in the Houston market by serving up its 75 Mbps U-verse tier for residential and small to medium business (SMB) customers.
Verizon has been adamant that it has no plans to expand FiOS service outside of the areas where it has established agreements with local communities, but that's not stopping the Communications Workers of America (CWA) from launching a campaign called "Where's My FiOS?" to bring the service to more cities.
Cable operators are in an interesting position to drive new competition in the wholesale special access market, giving CLECs the ability to connect their multi-site business customers in areas where they can't economically reach with their own facilities today.