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

Google Fiber Austin Launch: An Anti-Climax?

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Homes and businesses in parts of south and southeast Austin, Texas can now sign up for Google Fiber ultra-high-speed broadband service. And according to a Google blog post, “This is just the beginning. We’ll be opening new areas of the city for signups on an...Learn More

Mobidia: LTE Subscribers Consuming Twice as Much Cellular Data as 3G Subscribers

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U.S. cellular, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi mobile data usage continued on an upward trend in 3Q as wireless device users continue to increase their use of mobile apps and media, according to a Mobidia Technology report. Data gathered from hundreds of thousands of wireless subscribers...Learn More

AT&T vs. Verizon Video Strategy: How Important is Linear Video?

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The nation’s two largest telecom service providers AT&T and Verizon have considerably different views on consumer video opportunities, as illustrated today by comments made by AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson and Verizon Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo at...Learn More

CEO: AT&T Gigabit Plans are on “Pause” Thanks to Obama’s Net Neutrality Proposal

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AT&T wasted no time raising the stakes on the Net Neutrality issue. Just two days after President Obama asked the FCC to reclassify end-to-end broadband as a telecommunications service, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said the company is “pausing” its plans to deploy gigabit fiber-to-the-home in...Learn More

What Cogent Traffic Management Revelations Mean for Net Neutrality Proposal

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While the FCC ponders whether to give itself tighter control over the connections that Internet providers offer to websites, a kerfuffle involving Cogent Communications this week raises more questions about what the FCC might be taking on. Cogent VP of IP Engineering Hank Kilmer reportedly...Learn More

Report: iPhone 6 Spurs VoLTE Growth

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Voice calls over 3G from the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Apple smartphones have dropped sharply across U.S. mobile networks, according to according to Newfield Wireless, a Tektronix Communications company, a provider of mobile geoanalytics. With U.S. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users making...Learn More

CAF Target Speed: CWA Union Wants 10 Mbps

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Perhaps unsurprisingly the Communications Workers of America union would like to see the FCC raise the target speed for the Connect America Fund to 10 Mbps from its current 4 Mbps – a move the commission has been considering for several months. That program aims...Learn More

Google Fiber Opts Out, AT&T Steps In

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Leawood, Kansas is an example of the interesting competitive dynamics forming around gigabit Internet and AT&T versus Google. Google recently decided to opt out of an agreement to build Google Fiber in the Kansas community and AT&T has now come in behind them and agreed...Learn More

Frontier Gigabit Service Launches in Durham, N.C.

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Updated After a service provider announces plans for gigabit service for a city, it usually doesn’t take long before another service provider announces plans for ultra-high-speed service, in some cases pre-empting the first announced company by launching service first. An example of this phenomenon came...Learn More

AT&T Sale of Connecticut Lines to Frontier Completed

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October 24, 2014 — STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced completion of its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T Inc.’s (NYSE: T) wireline business, statewide fiber network, and U-verse operations in Connecticut. As part of the acquisition, Frontier also acquired AT&T’s DISH satellite TV...Learn More