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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

J.D. Power: OS is Increasingly Important Smartphone Purchase Criteria

An operating system (OS) lies at the heart of any mobile data device, and their importance is only growing with uptake of more more powerful mobile devices and more advanced mobile application software. For mobile device users, smartphone OSs are an increasingly important factor in...Learn More

AT&T Gigabit Markets to Include Chicago and Atlanta

AT&T said today that it will bring its GigaPower gigabit broadband offering to Chicago, Atlanta and three other Georgia markets, including Decatur, Newnan, and Sandy Spring. Back in April, AT&T said it was considering making its gigabit service available in as many as 100 cities nationwide,...Learn More

AT&T and Blue Jeans Let Businesses Conduct Video Conferencing Anytime, On Almost Any Device

DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2014 – AT&T* and Blue Jeans Network will offer on-demand video collaboration services to AT&T’s business customers. Businesses of all sizes that use AT&T Video Meetings with Blue Jeans will be able to host work sessions on almost any desktop, mobile device...Learn More