AT&T Fiber Expansion Continues with 50 New Communities Across 17 Markets

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The race is on to achieve 12.5 million locations across 67 markets by 2019, which are the stated goals for AT&T fiber expansion. AT&T announced that 50 additional communities now have access to their gigabit capable fiber service, expanding their reach in 17 existing metro...Learn More

AT&T 400 GbE Field Trial Completed

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AT&T announced that it completed a field trial of a 400 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connection between New York and Washington, D.C. The AT&T 400 GbE connection carried live data between the two cities. Simulating a network failure, automated network software controls automatically rerouted the live...Learn More

AT&T Offers DIRECTV NOW Customers One Year Of HBO Included with Service

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Dallas, Texas — March 20, 2017 — DIRECTV NOW, the AT&T live TV streaming service, just got a lot livelier for new customers. Starting today, new customers who subscribe to the DIRECTV NOW “Go Big” or “Gotta Have It” packages will have HBO included in their...Learn More

LRG: Gutting of AT&T U-verse Sinks Telco Video Momentum, Cable and OTT Rejoice

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The nation’s leading cable TV providers experienced the lowest number of annual video subscriber losses since 2006 last year, the year telcos first introduced video services, according to the latest from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). The nation’s six largest cable companies lost some 280,000 video...Learn More

AT&T Hello Lab Moves Highlight Continued Telco Push into Content Business

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Although there are skeptics, major telecom service providers appear undaunted in their pursuit of opportunities to create content for non-traditional outlets, including over-the-top video offerings, mobile and social media. The latest move involving telcos in the content business comes from AT&T, which announced plans today...Learn More

European Commission Approves AT&T Acquisition of Time Warner

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March 15, 2017 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has approved AT&T’s* pending acquisition of Time Warner. “We appreciate the skilled work of the European Commission’s team for their timely effort to analyze and clear the AT&T-Time Warner merger,”...Learn More

Verizon Joins AT&T in Flexing Wireless Muscle: Fios TV Streaming is Now Wireless Data Free

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Verizon announced that Fios TV streaming, which includes live TV, VoD, and DVR recordings, will no longer count against a Verizon wireless’ customers monthly data allowance. It’s the same tactic AT&T has allowed for some time now with DIRECTV, giving these carriers a unique position...Learn More

AT&T Brand Value Pegged at $87 Billion, Overtakes Verizon for Number One Globally

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The AT&T brand value surged 45% higher in 2016, propelling the company to the to the top of Brand Finance’s 2017 ranking of the world’s 500 most valuable telecom brands. Brand Finance valued the AT&T brand at $87 billion, up from 2016’s $59.9 billion, garnering...Learn More

New AT&T Unlimited Wireless Plans Aim to Leverage Unique Position in Wireless and Pay-TV

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AT&T tweaked its unlimited wireless data plans over the weekend, including adding a video bundle for both traditional pay-TV and OTT offers. The new AT&T unlimited wireless plans now have two categories, Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice. Starting at $90/month for a single line, or...Learn More

AT&T Business Console Aims to Manage Mobile Apps and Devices for Business Customers

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AT&T sees an opening for simplified discovery and management of business mobile apps and will launch their AT&T Business Console platform later this year to address it. The new platform is designed to become a virtual, one-stop online mobility shop and will double as a...Learn More

Carrier, AT&T IoT Deal Will Use Wireless to Keep Tabs on Smart HVAC Equipment

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Carrier, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electrical appliances and equipment, will be building “Internet of Things” (IoT) network intelligence into its product line. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp.’s (UTC) Climate, Controls & Security group. A new Carrier, AT&T IoT deal calls...Learn More

AT&T Testing Cell Site Drones for Disaster Recovery, Festivals and More

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AT&T has been testing the use of drone-mounted radios and antennas to augment its cellular network in the case of a natural or manmade disaster or for certain other use cases, said Art Pregler, AT&T drone project director, in an interview with Telecompetitor. The company...Learn More