FirstNet Now Serves Over 1,000 Public Safety Agencies; Service Used in Active Shooter Situations

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FirstNet public safety agencies now number over 1,000, AT&T announced yesterday. The carrier is the exclusive operator of the FirstNet nationwide mobile broadband network. Although that network is still under construction, the carrier already gives public safety users priority access and, when necessary, pre-emption on...Learn More

AT&T Data Center Sale Will Yield $1.1 Billion for Debt Paydown

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AT&T said today that it will sell 31 data centers to Brookfield Infrastructure. The AT&T data center sale encompass 18 U.S. data centers and 13 data centers outside the U.S. Although today’s press release stopped short of describing the transaction as an outright data center...Learn More

As One OTT Service Suffers Outage, AT&T Launches New WatchTV $15 OTT Service

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In the midst of suffering a major outage to their DIRECTV NOW OTT service, AT&T announced the official launch of AT&T WatchTV, a new skinny-bundle OTT service priced at $15. The latest OTT service from AT&T is also free with certain AT&T Unlimited wireless plans....Learn More

AT&T NB-IoT Network Will Co-Exist with LTE-M

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AT&T plans to launch a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the U.S. early next year. The launch will offer an alternative to the company’s existing LTE-M network, which also supports IoT communications. AT&T NB-IoT As AT&T explained in a press release, both NB-IoT...Learn More

AT&T, Verizon Spar Over San Jose 5G, Small Cell, Smart City Plans

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AT&T and Verizon today issued dueling press releases about plans for San Jose, California. AT&T, Verizon San Jose plans both involve 5G, small cells and the smart city, with AT&T emphasizing the 5G side and Verizon emphasizing the smart city. The dueling press releases illustrate...Learn More

AT&T Time Warner Approval is Without Conditions

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U.S. District Judge Richard Leon has ruled in favor of the AT&T and Time Warner merger. The AT&T Time Warner approval potentially paves the way for the deal to close, although the decision could be appealed. Seeking Alpha reported, however, that an appeal is unlikely,...Learn More

Frontier and Granite Partnership Expands Granite’s Ethernet, Enterprise Reach

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Frontier Communications Corporation will provide its Layer 2 E-Path Ethernet product to Granite Telecommunications, LLC, the two companies announced today. The Frontier and Granite partnership will open up Frontier’s 29 state territory and portfolio of lit buildings for Granite to expand their reach into the...Learn More

Eligible First Responders Can Now Get Individual Plans Through FirstNet

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Verified FirstNet subscriber paid users can now sign up for service at any of 5300 AT&T locations nationwide. FirstNet subscriber paid users must be verified first responders, AT&T said. FirstNet is the nationwide mobile broadband public safety network that AT&T is building nationwide. While some...Learn More

AT&T Nokia IoT Partnership Targets Enterprises Worldwide

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AT&T and Nokia are working together to drive IoT connectivity worldwide. A new announced AT&T Nokia IoT partnership will provide AT&T enterprise customers with products and services offered by Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING). WING offers core network, dedicated IoT operations, billing, security, data...Learn More

AT&T Flying COW Drone: Funny Name, Serious Mission

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An AT&T flying COW drone demonstrated at the carrier’s Bedminster, NJ, facility and in Redmond, WA aims to help speed disaster recovery efforts. While readers may be familiar with using the COW acronym to mean “cellsite on wheels,” this COW is a “cell on wings.”...Learn More

AT&T: The Business Case for Fixed 5G is Ugly, Verizon Seems to Beg to Differ

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Both AT&T and Verizon at one point cited fixed 5G wireless as a path they would both pursue. But AT&T is increasingly getting cold feet and now appears to be backing away, citing, in their view, an unfavorable business case for fixed 5G. In addition...Learn More

Google Cloud Platform Joins AT&T NetBond for Cloud Ecosystem, G Suite Now a Part of AT&T Collaborate

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AT&T and Google are partnering on an expansive cloud networking and productivity services platform for business customers. Google Cloud Platform will join the AT&T NetBond for Cloud ecosystem. The Google Cloud Platform AT&T NetBond for Cloud deal will enable businesses to use AT&T NetBond for...Learn More

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