AT&T Mobility is going to deploy carrier aggregation technology where it can, depending on how much spectrum it has available to meld together, according to a senior company executive.
Satellite, presumably via the acquisition of DirecTV, will add a fourth dimension to AT&T's video delivery portfolio, John Donovan, senior executive vice president of AT&T architecture, technology and operations, said during Barclays 2014 Global Technology Conference.
The Wall Street financial analysts who watch the nation's carriers are in a bit of a tizzy this week because Verizon and AT&T, the two dominant players in the market, are warning of pressure on earnings and margins from promotions and higher subscriber growth in the fourth quarter. The analysts are worried because they think the competition from T-Mobile US and Sprint could get more intense. I think that'd be fine if that happens. If Verizon and AT&T lost profits and customers to Sprint and T-Mobile, I'd say that would be a grand development for the U.S. market and would be broadly beneficial for consumers.
Small Canadian ISPs that use unregulated wholesale access to incumbent telco and cable companies' networks are, in a way, starting to bite the hands that feed them by offering IPTV over those networks.
Recruiting executive talent as it prepares to push out a new pay-TV user interface to most of its footprint in 2015, Charter Communications announced the hiring of former Starz exec Jodi Robinson as senior VP, user experience design and development.
While it has negotiated deals to get its app integrated into the program guides of smaller cable operators like Atlantic Broadband, RCN and Suddenlink, Netflix has been largely shut out from the set-tops of the larger pay-TV operators.
Carriers sometimes tout the maximum speeds their networks can deliver to subscribers. T-Mobile US, for example, claims that customers are seeing real-world peak downlink speeds of up to 145 Mbps in markets where it has deployed at least 15x15 MHz of spectrum for LTE. But how do the carriers really stack up when it comes to maximum speeds?
Nokia this week opened the doors of its Nokia Security Center in Berlin, where the company will bring together mobile network operators, governments, academic institutes and other partners to develop and share know-how and expertise.
CenturyLink will continue to look at ways to enhance its data center and managed services unit by either building products in house or purchasing another company with specific talents or capabilities. Stewart Ewing, CFO for CenturyLink, confirmed that strategy at the UBS Annual Global Media and Communications Conference.
Rich Shea has been tapped to replace Edward Holleran as president and CEO of Atlantic Broadband, with Dave Isenberg also being promoted to the role of president and chief revenue officer.