Posts tagged “AT&T”

January 22, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T agrees to buy Alltel wireless in deal worth $780M

AT&T The second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, agreed to buy spectrum and subscribers from Atlantic Tele-Network Inc., or Alltel as it is known, in a cash deal, bolstering the company's network and bringing in 585,000 new customers.

January 22, 2013

Premium Lock Verizon lands record number of new wireless customers but profits fall

Verizon   The parent of the country's biggest wireless carrier lost $4.23 billion, or $1.48 per share, for the period ended Dec. 31. That compares with a loss of $2.02 billion or 71 cents per share, a year ago.

January 21, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T takes $10B pension hit, says profits being squeezed

AT&T AT&T recorded a $10 billion fourth-quarter charge for its pension plan and said smartphone discounts as well as costs related to superstorm Sandy cut into profit.

Updated January 11, 2013

Premium Lock In the news: Big 3 pick BlackBerry; Cisco phone hack; Sensus wins deal; Quintiles partnership; IBM targets small businesses

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog blog: Big carriers will sell new BlackBerry phones; Is your Cisco phone a spy?; utility picks Sensus meters; Quintiles signs partnership deal in Asia; new IBM service targets small businesses.

Updated January 10, 2013

Premium Lock In the news: T-Mobile rips AT&T, Verizon; Red Hat update; Cisco teams with AT&T; GSK drug candidates

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog blog: T-Mobile CEO attacks rivals; Red Hat updates RHEL 5.9; Cisco teams with AT&T for home monitoring; GSK's pipeline advances on two fronts.

January 9, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T sets quarterly smartphone sales record, topping 10M

AT&T AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, setting a record, after demand for the iPhone and Android devices spurred holiday sales.

Updated December 24, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T seeks freedom from monopoly rules in Internet era

The Broadband Report       The U.S. telephone network the Bell System built and ran for almost a century is dying, replaced by technology that propels Internet messages. Rules underpinning that old order should expire with it, AT&T says.

Updated December 21, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint won't disclose 4G launch date for RTP - but it's here in some places

Sprint Despite the Research Triangle being one of the nation's biggest high-tech hubs, Sprint has yet to formally launch 4G in the area and still refuses to commit to a launch date. However, you can find faster service in some areas.

December 19, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T wins approval to buy Comcast, other wireless spectrum

AT&T AT&T has received permission from U.S. regulators to acquire airwaves from four companies including Comcast Corp. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

December 7, 2012

Premium Lock Top wireless carriers to accelerate text-to-911 capabilities

FCC        Under an agreement announced Thursday, AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA Inc. will do "major deployments" of so-called text-to-911 in the U.S. next year, the FCC says.

December 6, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T strikes deal with former rival Akamai for video, data delivery

AT&T AT&T, the largest U.S. phone company, plans to sell business users the Akamai service as part of its expanding Internet offering that includes data-center information storage and cloud computing.

Updated December 6, 2012

Premium Lock Court: Verizon must allow rivals to use its network for mobile data

Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless must offer smaller competitors access to its nationwide networks for mobile Internet use, a federal court ruled, turning aside the company's challenge to an FCC regulation requiring sharing agreements.

Updated December 4, 2012

Premium Lock Cynthia Marshall, head of AT&T in N.C., takes new job

Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T North Carolina, is leaving Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T in North Carolina since 2007, has taken a position as senior vice president of human resources at the company's headquarters in Dallas. Marshall lives in Cary.

Updated November 30, 2012

Premium Lock iPhone 4 launch a big glitch? Critical videos flow to YouTube

Reception and other problems take some of the glitz off the first-day launch of Apple's newest smartphone. AT&T takes some hits as well for network.

November 7, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T to invest $14B in broadband, wireless expansion in N.C., other states

AT&T AT&T says it will expand high-speed Internet and wireless service in North Carolina and elsewhere as part of a program to compete with cable companies. AT&T also wants to move customers from traditional landlines to high-speed wireless.

November 2, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Red Hat cloud; IBM marketing; AT&T storage; Lenovo smartphones; Cisco cloud update

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: Red Hat offers whirepaper on open source in the "cloud;" IBM steps up enterprise digital marketing; AT&T offers "Locker" for data storage; Lenovo enters India smartphone market; Cisco updates cloud automation.

Updated October 24, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T reports slowing wireless growth, blames iPhone shortage

AT&T The flow of customers into AT&T's wireless stores slowed further in the latest quarter, putting the company far behind rival Verizon Wireless.

October 23, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Ubuntu vs. Red Hat; IBM; Cisco; NetApp; GSK

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: The founder of Ubuntu takes on Red Hat; IBM ups bet on big data; Cisco builds a smart city in U.S.; analyst cuts NetApp stock rating; GSK touts vaccine trials;

October 22, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Motricity, Lenovo, Apple, AT&T, Google, Android, Cisco

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: Carl Icahn increases his stake in Motricity; Lenovo sees ultrabooks as the future; Apple's AT&T deal triggers suit; details leak about Google, Android announcement; Cisco's next CEO will be ... ?

October 9, 2012

Premium Lock Supreme Court lets stand telecom immunity in wiretapping case

Supreme Court Privacy advocates sought billions of dollars in damages for what they described in their Supreme Court appeal as "a massive, unlawful program of electronic surveillance, intercepting and disclosing to the government both the communications and the communications records of millions of their customers."

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