AT&T to Launch WiFi Calling in 2015 | Light Reading

AT&T to Launch WiFi Calling in 2015 | Light Reading

AT&T plans to start offering WiFi calling in 2015, but the carrier isnt as gung-ho about bringing voice over WiFi as its competitors, despite its huge footprint of unlicensed spectrum.

via AT&T to Launch WiFi Calling in 2015 | Light Reading.

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AT&T, IBM Research and ACS create faster way to distribute bandwidth in the cloud — Tech News and Analysis

Summary:The new SDN prototype, developed as part of the U.S. Government’s DARPA CORONET program, is basically a powerful resource management system that can coordinate data flow and hand out more bandwidth when needed.

via AT&T, IBM Research and ACS create faster way to distribute bandwidth in the cloud — Tech News and Analysis.

AT&T and Verizon are now tied for the rank of largest U.S. mobile carrier — Tech News and Analysis

Summary:Who leads the U.S. in mobile subscribers? According to mobile analyst Chetan Sharma, it’s now a neck-and-neck race between AT&T and Verizon who collectively controls 68 percent of the market.

via AT&T and Verizon are now tied for the rank of largest U.S. mobile carrier — Tech News and Analysis.

It’s a Small Cell World: AT&T’s tiny cells pop up at Disney theme parks — Tech News and Analysis

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The Magic Kingdom will use the mobile industry’s latest network sorcery. AT&T is installing tiny base stations throughout Disney World and Disney Land to boost mobile voice and data capacity throughout the theme parks.

via It’s a Small Cell World: AT&T’s tiny cells pop up at Disney theme parks — Tech News and Analysis.

AT&T turns data caps into profits with new fees for content providers | Ars Technica

AT&T today confirmed a long-rumored plan to monetize wireless data caps by charging content providers for the right to serve up video and other media without chewing up consumers\’ monthly data limits.

Sometimes called 1-800-DATA, AT&T billed the plan as \”a new way for eligible 4G customers to enjoy mobile content and apps over AT&T’s wireless network without impacting their monthly wireless data plan.\”

via AT&T turns data caps into profits with new fees for content providers | Ars Technica.

With “Sponsored Data” AT&T is double dipping. And that’s just dirty — Tech News and Analysis

AT&T, under the guise of “sponsored data,” launched a sneaky attack on innovation Monday — though it has been talking about it for a while, as reported by my colleagues in the past. Ma Bell, disingenuous as always, is touting examples of movie companies buying data to show trailers and health insurance companies to show instructional videos. It’s a good example of how big phone companies and cable companies whitewash their true intentions.

via With “Sponsored Data” AT&T is double dipping. And that’s just dirty — Tech News and Analysis.

Analyst Angle: The desirability of sub-1 GHz spectrum | Mobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless NewsMobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless News

While any spectrum is desirable, all spectrum isn’t equal. At the September Competitive Carriers Association conference, T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray in his keynote remarks presented a slide focusing on larger competitors’ Verizon Wireless and AT&T’s dominance in low-band (sub-1 GHz) spectrum.

via Analyst Angle: The desirability of sub-1 GHz spectrum | Mobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless NewsMobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless News.