RootMetrics: AT&T, Verizon Offer Best Airport Wireless Service

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Which carrier offers the best airport wireless service? According to the latest Root Metrics data, AT&T and Verizon Wireless took top honors at two of the five busiest airports out of 50 studied – Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson and Chicago’s O’Hare. Verizon won outright at LAX in...Learn More

AT&T Touts New Transformative Broadband Experience with AirGig Technology

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AT&T Labs introduced new AirGig technology today, that AT&T claims can bring wireless multi-gigabit speeds, using a hybrid powerline-wireless technology. The technology has both fixed and mobile applications, with potentially disruptive urban and rural applications. “Project AirGig has tremendous potential to transform internet access globally...Learn More

AT&T Says Goodbye to U-verse

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AT&T is phasing out the U-verse brand in favor of a simpler approach to its products. AT&T Internet and AT&T Phone will replace U-verse Internet and phone. AT&T has already implemented a shift away from U-verse TV to its Directv brand for video, and there...Learn More

AT&T Lands Extensions to Its Networx Contracts

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VIENNA, Va. — Sept. 13, 2016 — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded AT&T extensions to 2 Networx contracts. Both contracts now extend into 2020: Networx Universal – March 2020 Networx Enterprise – May 2020 Networx is GSA’s network services buying program. The...Learn More

Carrier SDN Survey: 75% to Deploy or Have Deployed This Year

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Software-defined networking (SDN) is well on the way to achieving ubiquity among network carriers, according to IHS Markit’s fourth annual carrier SDN survey. Three-quarters of survey respondents said their organizations already had deployed or will deploy SDN in 2016. One-hundred percent said they intend to...Learn More

Google Jousts with Other Operators Over Pole Attachment Legislation

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By working with city governments, Google Fiber has been steadily breaking down administrative barriers to prompt deployment of the company’s high-speed broadband service. To date, other service providers also have benefited from Google’s activities. But it’s a different story in Nashville, where pole attachment legislation...Learn More

AT&T Enhances DirecTV TV Everywhere App, Streams Video Free From Wireless Data Caps

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AT&T is adding enhancements to its DirecTV TV Everywhere app, which now allows AT&T wireless customers to stream video from DirecTV without worrying about monthly data caps. Customers have to be both DirecTV and AT&T wireless customers to stream video to their wireless devices without...Learn More

AT&T and Precision King Partner for Smart Farms

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LAS VEGAS, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Precision King, a provider of smart farming solutions, uses AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) services to help take the guess work out of farming. Three essentials in agriculture are sun, temperature and water. Precision King’s Soil King solution lets...Learn More

MSI Finds Increased Interest in iPhone Among Samsung Users

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Smartphone buyers are presenting Apple with an opportunity to gain market share at the expense of arch rival Samsung, according to Market Strategies International. Responses to an MSI survey conducted for the research firm’s ¨iPhone 7 Market Landscaper¨ revealed strong interest in iPhone offerings on...Learn More

How to Thrive in the Impending Data Usage Explosion: Artificial Intelligence, Partnerships?

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Ninety percent of all of the data that human beings have created was generated in the last two years, according to Thomas Saueressig, chief information officer for SAP, addressing attendees at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China last week. And with 9 billion mobile devices forecast...Learn More

With AT&T ECOMP, AT&T Hopes to Help Drive the SDN Ecosystem

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AT&T ECOMP technology is critical to the company’s ambitious software defined network (SDN) plans, which include significantly influencing the SDN ecosystem. The company is hoping the internally developed software will gain wide acceptance throughout the industry. “Think of it as a network operating system for...Learn More

AT&T Slams Google/Alphabet over Google Fiber Slowdown Speculation

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AT&T took to the blogosphere this week and expressed a bit of glee regarding speculation about a Google Fiber slowdown and other perceived missteps in broadband applications. Google Fiber is rumored to be in some trouble, and may be recalibrating their approach to the FTTP...Learn More