Given the colossal nature of the Internet of Things and activity buzzing around the industry, FierceWirelessTech decided to take a closer look at some of the companies making the biggest waves, querying a handful of industry analysts for their take on which ones to watch in 2015. While it's by no means a scientific survey, this report provides a glimpse into the position of some of the biggest household names in the IoT space--as well as some not-so-well-known upstarts.
Verizon has launched its latest salvo in the net neutrality debate, saying that the FCC has enough authority to enforce paid prioritization, blocking and throttling today without having to reclassify service providers under Title II regulation.
While both Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility have warned their shareholders to expect declining margins in the fourth quarter, analysts don't necessarily believe the wireless business is going to hell in a handbasket. FierceWireless ' Phil Goldstein takes a deep dive into the two giants' dichotomous message in this column.
AT&T Mobility is going to deploy carrier aggregation technology where it can, depending on how much spectrum it has available to meld together, according to a senior company executive.
Satellite, presumably via the acquisition of DirecTV, will add a fourth dimension to AT&T's video delivery portfolio, John Donovan, senior executive vice president of AT&T architecture, technology and operations, said during Barclays 2014 Global Technology Conference.
Carriers sometimes tout the maximum speeds their networks can deliver to subscribers. T-Mobile US, for example, claims that customers are seeing real-world peak downlink speeds of up to 145 Mbps in markets where it has deployed at least 15x15 MHz of spectrum for LTE. But how do the carriers really stack up when it comes to maximum speeds?
AT&T has named Brocade Communications Systems, Ciena and Cisco as the latest members to join its growing Domain 2.0 supplier program that's charged with driving the telco toward more of a cloud and software-driven network architecture.
Just in time for the holidays, AT&T has announced $3-a-month rate hikes for nine of its U-verse bundles, including U-family, U100, U200, U200 Latino, U300, U300 Latino, U400, U450 and U450 Latino. FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley has a complete report here.
AT&T continues to be bullish on how software-defined networks (SDN) will enable the service provider to accelerate service turn up and allow customers to take control over their service provisioning experience.
AT&T Mobility will likely see higher churn in the fourth quarter than it had in the year-ago period, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. However, Stephens said that the company is not that worried about ongoing promotions from other carriers that could be stealing away AT&T customers because of the limited-time nature of the offers.