AT&T to Acquire Nextel Mexico

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January 26, 2015 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T1 has entered into an agreement with NII Holdings, Inc. to acquire its wireless business in Mexico for US$1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing, in a transaction pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S....Learn More

AT&T Launches Federated Unified Communications

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DALLAS – Jan. 22, 2015 – AT&T  now helps make business collaboration simpler with the launch of AT&T UC Federation. The service allows suppliers, partners and customers to communicate in real time across different networks. Disparate unified communications (UC) systems have made this kind of...Learn More

AT&T to Offer Shareable Rollover Data

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DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2015 – Today AT&T announced it’s bringing back its popular “Rollover” concept – but this time for data. Beginning January 25, all new and current AT&T Mobile Share Value customers will automatically receive the Rollover Data feature at no additional cost. Now,...Learn More

Infonetics: Broadband CPE Revenue Grows 6% in One Quarter

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Tracking developments in digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and fixed Long-Term Evolution (LTE) customer premises equipment (CPE), the latest quarterly report from Infonetics Research reveals that the global broadband CPE market grew to $2.6 billion from July to October 2014, a sequential quarterly...Learn More

Execs Share AT&T/ Verizon Wireless Investment Plans

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Although major wireless carriers AT&T and Verizon have largely completed the build-out of their LTE networks, both companies expect to continue to invest in other aspects of their wireless networks such as distributed antenna systems and voice over LTE, said executives of the two companies...Learn More

AT&T to Become First U.S. Carrier to Launch Commercial Support for WebRTC

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 – At the 2015 AT&T Developer Summit today, AT&T1 announced that it will be the first US carrier to launch commercial support for Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) via its AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API. The WebRTC standard, which is already enabled...Learn More

AT&T Expands Bring-Your-Own-Device Capabilities

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DALLAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T is opening up new bring-your-own-device (BYOD) options for businesses. With the AT&T Work Platform, businesses can add AT&T data, voice and messaging services to a variety of mobile enterprise management solutions – all while keeping employee and company...Learn More

AT&T Connected Car Strategy: Don’t Be a Dumb Pipe

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One area where telecom companies may be able to avoid becoming dreaded “dumb pipe” providers is in the connected car. AT&T already is making considerable progress on this front, as an announcement from the company today illustrates. According to the announcement, the company’s AT&T Drive...Learn More

2014’s Gigabit Network Boom: A Recap

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The gigabit network trend accelerated substantially in 2014. I took a look back at Telecompetitor’s coverage (see list below) and was astonished how many new players this year entered the market or announced plans to do so. In addition, several carriers that announced gigabit plans...Learn More

Gigabit Services: Who Has the Inside Track – Google, Telcos, Municipals, or Cable?

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The rise of Gigabit services has attracted a wealth of interest from broadband service providers of all types, both old and new. The movement began with municipal provider EPB of Chattanooga with their Chattanooga Gig initiative. Since then, Gigabit action has come from large tier...Learn More

Donovan Evangelizes AT&T’s SDN Strategy

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AT&T is going through a “tremendous transformation from a hardware to a software company,” said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations John Donovan at Barclay’s 2014 Global Technology Conference today, which was available as a webcast. Traditional telecom networks operate great at...Learn More

Execs Share AT&T Vs. Verizon Mobile Video Strategies

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Both AT&T and Verizon see strong potential in making video content available on mobile devices – and at a telecom financial conference today the two companies offered some additional details about their strategies in that market. AT&T seems to view mobile video primarily as an...Learn More