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Report: AT&T to Stop Offering Two-Year Contracts at Some Retailers

May 20, 2015 12:19 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Customers love AT&T Next and we are continuing to focus on it as the preferred way that customers want to shop.”                    

AT&T Proposes Quick Clearing of 600 MHz

May 20, 2015 11:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T is specifically referring to things like low-power television, translators and...

AT&T's Continued Evolution Takes Company Beyond Phones

May 20, 2015 11:01 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

AT&T Inc. is spending $48.5 billion to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV as it looks for new...

AT&T Plans To Push 'Special' Content to Cars

May 19, 2015 9:25 am | News | Comments

AT&T is reportedly talking to its partners in the auto industry, as well as its content...

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AT&T CEO: Net Neutrality Rules Will Be Changed

May 18, 2015 12:38 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Stephenson said the court challenge is “pretty strong,” referring to the stay AT&T and others in the industry filed.                                                                                          

Dish, Cogent Force AT&T's Hand on DirecTV Deal

May 14, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In an ex parte filing, Dish, Cogent, and three consumer advocacy organizations, raised concerns...                                                                                                    

Trade-Ins Could Prime Mexican Smartphone Market for AT&T

May 13, 2015 4:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T is acquiring its way into the Mexican wireless market to create a North American service area covering...                                                                                             

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Are Sprint, T-Mobile Really Justified in Asking for Auction Handouts?

May 13, 2015 4:04 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A recent report from Recon Analytics shows that T-Mobile and Sprint's pleas to the FCC for special treatment in the upcoming incentive auctions may be disingenuous. 

AT&T Snuggles Up to Hulu Content

May 13, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As worded in a press release, the partnership appears a bit obtuse, promising a kind of merging of Hulu's content through AT&T's suite of apps, however redundant that functionality may be given Hulu's existing tablet, smartphone and smart TV software.  

Regulators on Verge of Approving $49B AT&T, DirecTV Deal

May 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T says that it lacks any incentive to harm the market for online video services and has even said that it is committed to expanding broadband services to rural areas, which the...

AT&T Targets Dish with Proposed Auction Rules Changes

May 11, 2015 1:53 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T has previously said that Dish’s use of the DE program during the AWS-3 auction “ran over” smaller DEs.                                                                                                          

AT&T Adds Rollover Data to GoPhone Prepaid Plans

May 11, 2015 11:17 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T pushes rollover data to prepaid nearly two months after T-Mobile announced it was extending its Data Stash program...                                                                    

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FCC Denies Stay of Title II for ISPs

May 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The petitions came from trade groups representing the cable and wireless industries. CTIA and USTelecom, representing the wireless carriers, had asked the FCC to hold on implementing the new classification...

SmartWatch: T-Mobile Won’t Settle Until It Takes All Verizon’s Subscribers

May 7, 2015 12:27 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s best Twitter shots typically come at the expense of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. But Stephenson can rest easy knowing that T-Mobile’s latest targeted attempt to poach customers is aimed solely at Verizon Wireless. 

AT&T Relaxes Throttling Policy for Legacy Unlimited Plans

May 6, 2015 2:19 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T customers using LTE data on legacy unlimited plans could enjoy less throttling once they’ve exceeded their monthly data caps.                                                                                  

Netflix Urges FCC To Kill AT&T, DirecTV Deal

May 5, 2015 11:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In an ex parte filing, Netflix argued that the proposed merger would harm the development of online video services in the marketplace. 

Sprint Retains No. 3 Spot as Churn Improves

May 5, 2015 10:03 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint’s improved postpaid churn came during a quarter in which its competitors also saw record-low postpaid churn rates. AT&T reported at 1.02 percent, Verizon reported at 1.03 percent, and T-Mobile saw...

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Survey: AT&T, Verizon Can Improve on Enterprise Offerings

May 4, 2015 9:44 am | News | Comments

Ovum’s report surveyed ICT decision-makers and influencers and provides an analysis of CIOs’ and telecoms managers’ ratings of their primary telecoms operators, where these operators are suppliers of global ICT services

AT&T Finishes Acquisition of Nextel Mexico

May 1, 2015 11:15 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The deal, valued at $1.875 billion after about $427 million of adjustments, will merge Nextel Mexico with Iusacell...                                                                                     

LTE Summit Fingers Bureaucracy Not Technology as FirstNet's Achilles

April 30, 2015 5:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

While $7 billion in funding for a nationwide interoperable first responder's network has already been allocated...

AT&T President Slator Fired, Sued for $100M for Racist Texts

April 29, 2015 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Slator was president of content and advertising for AT&T. He and a number of other executives were accused this week by Knoyme King, an African American, of subjecting her to...

Tuesdays with Roger: Can Verizon, Rest of the Pack Handle More Mobile Video?

April 28, 2015 1:34 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of Tuesdays with Roger, we take a look at the growth of online video and its affect on the network. Our discussion looks at how operators are maintaining the health of their networks, while also promoting video as the next great driver of data consumption. Join us!  

Verizon Announces Vendors for SDN Strategy

April 28, 2015 11:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon said it has "co-authored" with its vendors a comprehensive SDN network architecture document, which includes all interface specifications and...

New Citi Credit Card Earns You an AT&T Smartphone, For a Price

April 23, 2015 10:53 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The reimbursement offer can be applied to any smartphone in AT&T’s portfolio but $650 won’t cover the cost of all devices.                                                                                 

AT&T 1Q Wireless Profits Squeezed as More Move to Mobile Share Plans

April 22, 2015 5:41 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T reported 1.02 percent churn for the quarter, which it says was the lowest it’s ever recorded.                                                                                                             

GM Expects In-Car LTE to Drive Profit

April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The connected car market continues to grow, as Gartner expects 10 percent of all revenue from the auto industry to be generated from connected broadband platforms by 2020. 

AT&T Files Separate Legal Challenge to FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

April 15, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T’s suit is somewhat surprising as the carrier was expected to allow wireless industry organizations lead...                                                                                                        

Verizon: You Don't Need or Want Unlimited Data

April 13, 2015 11:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As Sprint and T-Mobile both offer variations on the unlimited plan, Verizon has posted a blog penned by Jack Gold, president and founder of J. Gold Associates, which laments network congestion...

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Get AWS-3 Licenses; Dish Still Waiting

April 9, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The list does not include Northstar or SNR Wireless, the two designated entity (DE) bidding partners Dish aligned itself with during the auction.                                                                 

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