Report: AT&T TDM-to-IP Transition Trial Results are Disappointing

Only a small fraction of AT&T customers in areas where the company is conducting TDM to-IP transition trials are voluntarily switching off of traditional voice service, according to data published on the New Networks site and which, according to New Networks, was provided by AT&T....Learn More

AT&T Wi-Fi Voice Waiver Could Drive Industry RTT Adoption

A waiver granted to AT&T by the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday involving Wi-Fi calling and text telephony (TTY) could be precedent setting and could hasten wireless carrier deployment of real-time text (RTT) capability. TTY, also known as teletypewriter capability, was originally designed for landline...Learn More

Behind AT&T’s Switched Ethernet Over U-verse Launch

AT&T this week announced that it was doubling its switched Ethernet service footprint – a goal the company was able to achieve by making switched Ethernet available over its GPON-based U-verse infrastructure. A company spokesperson told Telecompetitor in an email that the service will be...Learn More

AT&T Launches Gigabit in Orlando

ORLANDO, Sept. 28, 2015 – AT&T today launched its ultra-fast Internet service, U-verse® with AT&T GigaPowerSM, to residential and small business customers in parts of Orlando and the greater Orange County area. The new Internet service gives customers some of the fastest online speeds available...Learn More

AT&T Launches Gigabit in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 28, 2015 – AT&T today launched its ultra-fast Internet service, U-verse® with AT&T GigaPowerSM, to residential and small business customers in parts of San Antonio. Service is also launching today in parts of Cibolo, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Medina, New Braunfels, Schertz,...Learn More

How Disruptive Are Apple EIPs? T-Mobile and Sprint React

Updated September 25 with information about Verizon How big a threat are Apple’s new iPhone equipment installment plans to telecom carriers? The answer depends on who you ask. Apple’s new offerings let customers pay for their smartphones in 24 monthly installments beginning at $27 or...Learn More

AT&T and CSC Partner for Hybrid Cloud Management

DALLAS and FALLS CHURCH, Sept. 23, 2015 — CSC (NYSE: CSC) and AT&T (NYSE: T) today unveiled AT&T NetBond® with CSC Agility PlatformTM to help manage workloads across hybrid cloud networks. CSC Agility Platform and AT&T NetBond help businesses become more flexible and lower costs...Learn More

DirecTV Impact: AT&T Saves $17 Per Customer Monthly on U-verse Content Costs

One of AT&T’s primary motivations for buying DirecTV was to get better deals on programming costs, and as AT&T Senior Executive John Stephens revealed today, those savings are big – bigger than many of us probably expected. DirecTV was paying an average of $17 less...Learn More

FCC’s O’Rielly Warns Rural Carriers Not to Expect CAF Mobility Fund

Rural wireless carriers should take note of a speech that FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly made in an address to the Rural Wireless Association Friday. O’Rielly strongly suggested that as the FCC converts the traditional voice-focused high-cost Universal Service Fund into a broadband-focused Connect America Fund,...Learn More

AT&T Joins Smart Cities Organizations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T is continuing to lead innovation for smart cities with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology. We’re teaming up with several organizations to connect communities everywhere. Today, at Smart Cities Week, AT&T announced it joined the Smart Cities Council. We...Learn More

AT&T Creates Internal Smart Cities Organization

Las Vegas, Nevada — Sept. 10, 2015 — AT&T is building on more than a decade of experience as a technology leader in developing IoT solutions. The company recently formed a dedicated Smart Cities Organization to further expand its leadership in this rapidly growing space. Similar to our connected car...Learn More

AT&T Digital Life Adds Monitored Personal Security

Las Vegas, Nevada — Sept. 10, 2015 — AT&T Digital Life introduces the Personal Security app, which gives users access to Digital Life’s professional monitoring service on the go, offering them additional support when problems arise outside their home. Starting November 2015, AT&T Digital Life will offer a limited number...Learn More