I've been watching for signs of a Dish Network get-together with Sprint Nextel since late 2011, due to a conversation I had with an acquaintance who did not work in the telecom or cable industries but knew a number of Dish employees. Those folks had been talking about Charlie Ergen's plans to build a new wireless network using satellite spectrum he had acquired, and they also mentioned that Sprint Nextel was probably going to be a player in this network.
AT&T reported that vandals cut into a fiber cable in Gilroy, Calif., on Tuesday disrupting Internet, wireline phone and wireless service for local residents and businesses.According to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, the fiber cables were cut near Monterey Highway at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Convergys Corp., which handles outsourced customer service calls from several cable MSOs, said it plans to hire 60 full-time customer service representatives within the next 60 days.
Verizon is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings tomorrow, and AT&T will detail its U-verse performance during the first quarter on Friday.
Fiber to the home may be the last-mile endgame, but hybrid copper/fiber-based VDSL and VDSL2 drove up the number of broadband subscribers worldwide to more than 643 million, a new Point Topic report reveals.
AT&T and Verizon, according to Gartner's Magic Quadrant report on managed hosting providers in North America, have established themselves as key players in the segment.
How different are broadband subscription prices among U.S. wireline providers? With the continuing competitive challenges brought by cable operators, a key metric of choice among telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and other independent incumbents is in how they price their services. ( Image source: iStockPhoto )
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at pricing of high-speed Internet services offered by AT&T, Verizon and other telcos.
Tier 1 wireless carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA said that their networks are fully operational in the aftermath of Monday's explosions in downtown Boston near the Boston Marathon finish line despite reports by the Associated Press that said Boston Police had ordered a shutdown of cellular service throughout the city
In a significant blow to U.S. mobile market leaders AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the U.S. Department of Justice called on the FCC to ensure Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA have ample opportunity to acquire 600 MHz spectrum that will be made available via 2014's incentive auctions of TV broadcast frequencies.