Posts tagged “AT&T”
AT&T's battle with T-Mobile is intensifying after the former merger partners spent 2013 exchanging volleys through advertising. The competition is growing more cutthroat as the wireless market becomes more saturated, forcing carriers to go after each other's subscribers for growth.
Analysis: AT&T is positioning itself as a leading provider of fourth-wave mobility services from connected devices that will deliver new revenue streams and drive customer growth through the next decade, according to research from Technology Business Research.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, other communications providers and tech firms need to join Google, Facebook and others in calling for changes in US, other governments' spying on Internet and telecommunications users. New disclosures such as a report today about spying on virtual worlds and online gamers makes this issue even more crucial to our use of the Internet today and in the future.
Beginning Sunday, customers will be able to switch to the cheaper plans if they buy or bring their own phone. That includes paying for the device in installments through the frequent-upgrade Next plan. Those whose contracts have run out also qualify.
Reports of carriers blocking a proposed "kill switch" that would allow stolen phones to be disabled are "highly disturbing," say the attorney general for New York and the district attorney for San Francisco.
"It is now time for the industry to act voluntarily or for the FCC to regulate," Tom Wheeler, the Democratic chairman of the agency, said in a letter to Steve Largent, president of CTIA-The Wireless Association. Wheeler proposed having a policy in place "before the December holiday season."
Called "Sprint Spark," the new network offers speeds up to 2 gigabits per second. That's much faster than Long Term Evolution technology, which is deployed by other wireless carriers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.