AT&T Blends Communication Technologies with Enhanced Mobile Offering

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DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Thanks to AT&T CollaborateTM – Enhanced Mobile, businesses can now provide a superior experience to customers by having a unified voice presence – no matter if employees are in the office or on-the-go. Businesses can now improve customer service, brand image and employee productivity...Learn More

Amid Perfect Storm of Video Competition, AT&T Video Losses Mount: OTT to the Rescue?

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AT&T video losses are accelerating, with the carrier reporting it lost 390K traditional video subscribers in the third quarter of this year. That significant loss of Directv and U-verse TV subscribers is somewhat offset by net adds of 300K DIRECTV NOW subscribers, AT&T’s streaming OTT...Learn More

AT&T ECOMP Helps Lay Foundation for MEF-Linux Foundation Agreement Targeting Service Orchestration

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AT&T’s open source ECOMP initiative, which aims to bring a higher level of standardization to the automation of communications service creation and turn-up, is having a broad industry impact, as news today of a MEF-Linux Foundation agreement illustrates. The Linux Foundation and the Metro Ethernet...Learn More

DOJ Approval of CenturyLink, Level 3 Deal Includes Relatively Few Conditions

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CenturyLink’s plan to acquire Level 3 moved closer to finalization late yesterday with the news that the Department of Justice has approved the deal. The DOJ approval of the CenturyLink, Level 3 deal comes with relatively few conditions. CenturyLink will have to divest Level 3...Learn More

AT&T Hurricane Response: Carrier Compares and Contrasts Harvey, Irma, Maria

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Infrastructure damage in Puerto Rico resulting from Hurricane Maria last week was unprecedented. Attention has focused primarily on the U.S. territory’s electrical service, which according to initial estimates, is expected to be out of service for months. But the storm’s impact on telecom infrastructure also...Learn More

Report: Destination Television Boosts Pay-TV Viewing, Despite OTT Gains

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New research from J.D. Power provides evidence that pay-TV subscribers’ behavior is growing in complexity. The bottom line is that there is good news for everybody and that viewership share likely is not a zero-sum game. Key to traditional pay-TV popularity is what researchers called...Learn More

AT&T Rural Broadband Expansion Continues Through CAF Funded Fixed Wireless Service

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AT&T rural broadband expansion via CAF funded fixed wireless service now reaches 160K locations across 18 states. Nine states were recently added, AT&T announced today. The expansion nearly doubles the reach since AT&T’s last update on the service in June of this year. AT&T’s fixed...Learn More

Three More States Opt In to FirstNet Public Safety Network

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A total of 23 states or territories now have made the decision to opt in to FirstNet, the nationwide mobile broadband public safety network. Texas, Idaho and Maryland announced this week that they are joining in. “As we saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, our...Learn More

AT&T NetBond for Cloud Targets Cloud-to-Cloud Connectivity

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AT&T NetBond for Cloud, launched today, gives businesses the ability to establish a direct connection between two cloud services on the fly using a web portal developed by AT&T. The offering uses AT&T’s MPLS network, said AT&T’s Enterprise Networking Vice President Rosa Maria Boza in...Learn More

AT&T CEO: Bye-Bye DirecTV, Hello AT&T OTT Video

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AT&T plans to launch a cable TV-like service for delivery over-the-top over its own or a competitor’s broadband network in 2018, said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at an investor conference today. The AT&T OTT video offering will be in beta trials before year-end and is...Learn More

AT&T Tests Single-Wavelength 400 GbE in Production Network

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AT&T has wrapped up testing single-wavelength 400 GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) in its production network. The announcement was the final step of a three-stage trial and readies the carrier to upgrade its backbone using the technology. “Introducing 400 GbE is a natural next step. Customer demands...Learn More

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Team Up to Develop Mobile Authentication Solution

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, mobile users are faced with the challenge of managing dozens of difficult-to-remember passwords for many applications. Even with the best user practices, hackers can social engineer passwords from users, leaving consumers and enterprises vulnerable to identity theft, bank fraud,...Learn More

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