The role of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the transition to IP-based networks divides the telecom industry, according to comments received in response to petitions filed by AT&T and the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA).
The months-long Chinese cyberattack on the New York Times has already been widely reported, but the level of detail in the newspaper's own reporting on the incident should be useful to CIOs at other companies facing potential security threats.
It's not surprising that innovative solutions are difficult to find amid the big Tier 1 wireless operators, which are laser focused on making sure their networks are running smoothly. However, companies like AT&T and Verizon Wireless realize that innovation is necessary if they want to continue to thrive, especially now that their networks are all migrating to LTE and differentiation among operators is becoming more difficult to communicate to consumers.
AT&T has agreed to pay Verizon $1.9 billion and turn over advanced wireless service spectrum licenses to Verizon in exchange for 700 MHz of spectrum used by AT&T to provide 4G LTE services.
Videoconferencing system provider Polycom saw its net income plummet to $2 million in the fourth quarter, a 96 percent year-over-year free fall, and its revenues dropped to $353 million, a more modest 9 percent year-over-year decline.
Jasper Wireless launched a new machine-to-machine program called Catalyst this week that enables mobile operations to establish M2M device management and service platforms designed to provide new products for connected devices.
AT&T is teaming with Polycom to offer cloud-based videoconferencing services, the firms said Tuesday.
AT&T is pushing ahead with its vehicle telematics offerings, Chris Penrose, senior vice president of emerging devices at AT&T Mobility, told an audience at the Mobility Awards held Wednesday in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show.
To attract large enterprise customers, unified communications as a service (UCaaS) firms will have to provide effective back-office support for large installations, judged Gartner in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service North America report.
Staffers and Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee met Wednesday to discuss Verizon's challenge to the FCC's Open Internet Order, also known as net neutrality.