Posts tagged “AT&T”

October 23, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T posts higher 3Q profit as revenue grows

AT&T AT&T's third-quarter profit and revenue increased as the nation's largest telecommunications company added more smartphone and broadband subscribers.

October 21, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T strikes $4.85 billion deal to sell or lease 9,700 wireless towers

AT&T   The deal, announced Monday, makes AT&T the latest carrier to offload towers to independent operators, a transaction that lets the company focus on growth areas or more profitable parts of the business as well as possible expansion to Europe.

October 8, 2013

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable's fiber power play: Buying DukeNet

Just in time to coincide with the beginning of a new hockey season, Time Warner Cable is making a huge power play for high-speed Internet access in the Carolinas with the $600 million buy of DukeNet. If TWC wins regulatory approval - it scores.

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Updated October 1, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T promises broadband 'binge' with fiber project in Austin, Texas

The battle for high-speed Internet access is on in the Texas capital where AT&T on Tuesday disclosed plans to deliver 1-gigabit access. The telecommunications giant is taking on Google Fiber.

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September 30, 2013

Premium Lock iPad 3, AT&T data plan users to receive up to $280 in settlement

Big Data Apple and AT&T Mobility have won court approval to settle a lawsuit claiming the companies promoted and then quickly discontinued an unlimited data plan for customers who purchased an iPad 3G.

September 25, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T shifting spending to software from hardware in cutting network costs

The largest U.S. phone company, plans to shift its spending away from equipment purchases and toward software, aiming to improve network performance and handle more traffic while keeping costs down.

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Updated September 23, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T expands NC footprint with $780M deal for Alltel

AT&T The second-largest U.S. wireless carrier agreed earlier this year 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 620,000 new customers. Of those, 100,000 are in North Carolina.

September 14, 2013

Premium Lock Wireless carriers unveil installment plan prices for iPhones

T-Mobile US Inc., AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless, touting their new installment-plan approach to mobile-phone pricing, will offer Apple's iPhone 5C without an initial down payment.

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Updated August 27, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T 'Velocity' project nearly doubles broadband speed in Raleigh, Charlotte, Triad

Internet Broadband Facing increasing competition for high-speed net users, AT&T's U-verse Internet and TV service now offers download speeds up to 45 megabits and upload potential to 6 megabits. And more speed is planned.

August 15, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T's wireless network ranks as best in Durham, report says

AT&T's top ranking in Durham comes from a RootMetrics analysis of more than 17,000 wireless test calls, texts and data transmissions. Read more about the findings.

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July 30, 2013

Premium Lock Businesses call for Congressional action on immigration reform

Immigration debate Companies, business groups and investors in North and South Carolina are among the more than 400 signers of a letter to Congressional leaders urging immigration reform.

July 30, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint launches 4G wireless service in Durham, Fayetteville, Rocky Mount

4G speeds High-speed data coverage from multiple providers now extends across much of North Carolina.

July 23, 2013

Premium Lock Tablet usage helps boost AT&T's 2Q revenue

AT&T The surge in tablet usage, a trade-in promotion and a fee tacked onto bills helped boost AT&T's wireless revenue for the latest quarter, but profits declined as costs surged.

July 18, 2013

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless joins AT&T, T-Mobile with installment plan offer

Verizon Wireless The plan, dubbed Edge, will be introduced Aug. 25, and allows the buyer to spread the full retail price of the phone, without subsidies, over 24 months. A buyer who has paid off 50 percent of the cost of the phone can upgrade to a new phone after six months.

July 16, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T's new wireless plan: No down payment, yearly hardware updates

Called "Next," the program follows similar offerings from T-Mobile with a variety of lower-cost options, including no fees for activation and upgrades as well as no financing charge.

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July 15, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T continues spectrum offensive with $1.2B buy of Leap Wireless

AT&T Charles Golvin, a technology analyst with research firm Forrester, says Leap's spectrum holdings will allow AT&T to offer more of its customers faster, more reliable wireless data in congested areas.

July 10, 2013

Premium Lock LTE deployments keep wireless firms competitive

BYOD is coming to wireless Verizon's recent success with its Share Everything plans is driving the business model toward shared data in the U.S. wireless industry, says Technology Business Research's Eric Costa.

Updated June 26, 2013

Premium Lock Wireless war: Verizon plans network upgrades to combat AT&T

With AT&T's data speeds on a tear, Verizon Wireless is playing catch-up, trying to manage its congested 2 1/2-year-old network, while working to get a new faster network online. A recent speed-test rating is a reversal for the two top wireless carriers.

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