Verizon Virtual Network Services Quite Similar to AT&T Network Functions on Demand

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Verizon Virtual Network Services, launched today, will give customers “around the globe” the ability to download a range of network functions to generic premises-based hardware, Verizon said. The news came just days after AT&T announced a similar offering, which it calls “Network Functions on Demand.”...Learn More

AT&T and Orange SDN/ NFV Initiative Seeks Open Standards

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AT&T and Orange will be collaborating to develop open source standards for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. The mix of proprietary SDN and NFV standards that characterize the market today make for more complex, costly investment and deployment processes, conditions that...Learn More

AT&T Network Functions on Demand Lets Enterprises Download Routers in 76 Countries

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AT&T remains very active on the software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) fronts. And as an announcement Sunday about AT&T Network Functions on Demand illustrates, the company sees strong potential for the technology internationally. AT&T Network Functions on Demand will let the...Learn More

Strong Industry Support for Obama $400 Million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative

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Four city-wide initiatives will be a key part of President Obama’s Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI), announced today. The initiative, which has the support of numerous communications companies and communications industry organizations, aims to spur the development of technology to support fifth generation wireless networks....Learn More

AT&T Drones for LTE Program Hopes to Enhance LTE Coverage

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AT&T is getting serious about drones for LTE, which the company anticipates making part of its telecom infrastructure in the future. The company this week launched the AT&T Drone Program aimed at exploring how drones could benefit the company and its customers. “Possible uses include...Learn More

AT&T to Provide Network Connectivity to the Array of Things Project

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DALLAS and CHICAGO, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Array of Things (AoT) has selected AT&T to be the preferred provider of wireless connectivity for their urban-sensing project. The AoT project is designed to gather critical data about a city’s environment and infrastructure to ultimately help...Learn More

AT&T Launches Free Movie Ticket Offer

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Dallas, Texas —  June 30, 2016  — We’re thankful for you being our customer, and to show our gratitude, we’re giving you some tokens of our appreciation. AT&T is rewarding customers with free movie tickets through AT&T THANKSSM – an appreciation program that does what other...Learn More

Verizon, Incompas Business Data Services Filing Reveals Wide Rift with AT&T, Other ILECs

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Updated later on June 28 with new information from USTelecom Some stakeholders may have been surprised several weeks ago when Verizon acted independently of AT&T and other major telecom providers with regard to business data services, instead making a joint filing with competitive carrier association...Learn More

CAF II Winners Eyeing DSL Rings to Boost Copper Bandwidth

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Seven winners of Connect America Funding, including some of the largest U.S. carriers, are exploring DSL Rings technology developed by Genesis Technical Systems as a means of boosting the bandwidth of installed copper telephone wiring. Genesis has spearheaded the creation of an industry group, to...Learn More

Verizon is PC Magazine’s Fastest Mobile Network

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Verizon Wireless operates the fastest mobile network in the nation, according to PC Magazine’s latest rankings. It was the third consecutive year Verizon Wireless won top honors. T-Mobile ran a close second. Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have effectively staked out lead positions in the premium...Learn More

Carriers Seek Reversal of Business Data Services Regulation, Citing Flawed Analysis

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Six of the nation’s largest telecom service providers are seeking big changes to the current plans for FCC business data services regulation. At issue is the huge volume of data on which the FCC based its plans and which the carriers says is “irretrievably flawed.”...Learn More

AT&T North Carolina Gigabit Spreads Fast

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AT&T North Carolina gigabit service is spreading fast, according to the company. The company’s 1 Gbps-100 percent fiber network service, dubbed GigaPower, now reaches customers in five major metro areas and more than 15 communities in the state. This was achieved after the service launched...Learn More