The evolution of voice continues apace as US carriers Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA reveal plans to launch Voice over LTE, with AT&T expected to follow suit on Friday.
AT&T Labs, IBM Research and consultancy Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) said this week they have seen the culmination of a project that started out as a hypothetical network study in 2007, resulting in a real-world, proof-of-concept this May. The technology, co-developed under the US Government’s DARPA CORONET program, aims to bring cloud and data centre interconnectivity into a more dynamic, elastic state, taking cloud-to-cloud setup times down to minutes from days or even weeks.
US satellite operator Dish Network has submitted an official filing with regulator the FCC, expressing concerns over two of the biggest proposed mergers on the table in the US market at present. Dish wants the pending Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and AT&T and DirecTV deals to go under the microscope.
US operator AT&T has announced plans to launch Voice over LTE services next week, on May 23rd. Simultaneously the firm will introduce HD Voice services, which looks likely to be the centre of AT&T’s VoLTE related marketing campaign. In a brief release issued Thursday, the firm said it was introducing HD voice on VoLTE, promising customers that they would no longer “have to choose between faster data speeds and crystal clear conversations.”
US operator AT&T has reported a 3.6 per cent growth in consolidated revenues in 1Q14, claiming it is the strongest revenue growth the firm has seen in more than two years. The firm also increased its quarterly operating income year on year.
US operator AT&T has announced plans to expand its fibre network across the US to up to 100 further cities and municipalities. The operator will be extending the footprint its triple play U-Verse TV, fixed internet and telephony service which it claims delivers speeds of up to 1Gbps.
US operator AT&T has entered into a multi-year agreement with Swedish car manufacturer Volvo to provide internet connectivity in vehicles in the USA and Canada starting this summer.
US operator AT&T plans to develop an in-vehicle video service as part of its connected car offering, following on from the opening of a connected car centre in Atlanta, the AT&T Drive Studio in January.
US carrier AT&T jumped well and truly onto the Cloud bandwagon this week, announcing a future network vision dubbed the “user defined network cloud”. Despite the clunky name, the initiative is designed to transform AT&T from a slow-moving behemoth into a technology innovator, according to analysts.
Enterprise IT giant IBM and US carrier AT&T announced a partnership Wednesday that will see the two companies co-develop cloud and analytics solutions that ingest data from M2M sensors embedded in civil and energy infrastructure in cities. The companies said they will combine analytics, cloud and security technologies in a bid to capitalise on the burgeoning Internet of Things movement.
US operator AT&T has filed a patent to prevent its customers from consuming “an excessive amount of channel bandwidth”.
US operator AT&T has reported a 149 per cent increase in net income in FY2013 to reach $18.2bn. The firm recorded net income of $7.3bn in 2012. Consolidated revenues reached $128.8bn for the year, an increase of 1.1 per cent year on year.
T-Mobile USA has launched a mobile money service that claims to do away with charges levied on US bank customers for accessing their funds.
US operator AT&T has launched two solutions to allow businesses to process payments using a mobile device. The operator teamed up with payment processing services provider Vantiv to develop the solutions, which it says offer a highly secure and swift method to process transactions.
US operator AT&T has launched an initiative that allows businesses to cover the transmission cost of content they provide to consumers. The Sponsored Data service will enable customers to view sponsored content and use apps over AT&T’s HSPA+ and LTE networks without that data usage coming out of their monthly wireless data plan.
US operators AT&T and T-Mobile have entered into a war of incentives, with each offering to pay the termination fees for customers willing to switch networks.
US operator AT&T is pitching a modular connected car platform packaging connectivity, billing, data analytics and infotainment to car makers and developers to create their own customised offerings.
The US arm of operator group Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile USA is to acquire spectrum licenses for the 700MHz A Block from Verizon Wireless.
With 2013 coming to a close, vendors and operators in the telecoms industry are sharing their thoughts and predictions about what 2014 may hold. We look at some of the forecasts being made.
US operator AT&T has signed an LTE roaming agreement in the UK with EE. The agreement was announced just days after the US firm inked a similar deal in Canada with Rogers Communications.