Can Software “Eat” 5G Hardware?

by Steve Sechrist

There is an old saying in the technology mind space that any hardware that can be replaced by software, will be. It’s an observable fact in technology evolution… Now, faced with the quandary of …

Tags:5G| AT&T| Cellular| Dell| Ericsson| FCC| Huawei| Microsoft| Networks| Nokia| Security

Would This Be a Way to Jump-Start Augmented Reality?

by Norbert Hildebrand

In July 2018 AT&T became one more company investing into Magic Leap. Remember this all happened before Magic Leap actually released a product to the market. With over $2 billion of investments, Magic Leap …

Tags:AT&T| Augmented Reality| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)

Traditional Pay TV’s Slow March to Oblivion

by Steve Sechrist

Abysmal Q4-18 subscriber losses reached some 650K by Warner Media (ummm AT&T – DirecTV satellite provider combined with AOL Time Warner remember?). While that number was offset by new (mostly U-Verse home video) subscribers, …

Tags:AT&T| Cable Cutting (cord cutting)| Comcast| OTT Video| Pay TV| Streaming Video

Magic Leap Chooses Exclusive Wireless Distributor for the US

by Andrew Fenn

Magic Leap has chosen AT&T as its exclusive wireless distributor in the United States. AT&T is also investing in the augmented reality company and its CEO John Donovan has joined the Magic Leap board …

Tags:5G| AT&T| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Investment| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 27| Wireless

Acquisitions in US Media Move On

by Bob Raikes

In a busy week for mergers and acquisitions and Comcast has made a bid of $65 billion for the assets of 21st Century Fox (which includes Sky) (Comcast Preparing to Outbid Disney in Sky …

Tags:AT&T| Fox| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Time Warner| Vol 25 - Issue 23

Fox to Deliver UltraHD and HDR Video Over 5G at 2018 US Open

by Andrew Fenn

Fox Sports, in cooperation with the Fox Innovation Lab and partners Ericsson, Intel and AT&T, will use 5G technology to stream Ultra HD and HDR video over 5G for broadcast nationwide in the US …

Tags:4k| 5G| AT&T| Ericsson| Intel| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Sports and Stadiums| Vol 25 - Issue 19

US Department of Justice Blocks AT&T/Time Warner Deal

by Andrew Fenn

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has blocked AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Not only that, but it has also filed a lawsuit to prevent it from ever happening, claiming that the $85 billion …

Tags:AT&T| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Time Warner| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 44

AT&T Looking to Introduce an Android TV STB

by Alan Spencer

According to a report in Variety, AT&T is to introduce a new Android TV-based STB that could be used as a replacement for DirecTV’s satellite platform. The new STB, referred to as the C71KW-400, …

Tags:AT&T| DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| STBs| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 40

AT&T Subscribers Down in Q2 2017

by Andrew Fenn

AT&T has released its quarterly subscription figure update, showing a net decline of 199,000 subscribers since March. Satellite subscribers are down 156,000, while IPTV subscriptions dropped by 195,000. The figures are offset by 152,000 …

Tags:AT&T| Large Display Monitor| TV Viewing| Vol 24 - Issue 27

AT&T Bringing HDR and Cloud DVR to DirecTV

by Andrew Fenn

AT&T has announced that forthcoming updates to its DirecTV Now streaming service will add HDR support and a Cloud DVR feature. DirectTV Now provides consumers with live TV and on-demand titles in Ultra HD …

Tags:AT&T| DirecTV| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| UltraHD| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 27

AT&T Stages 5G Phase 2 Trial

by Milos Pavlovic

AT&T has launched a second trial, with Ericsson and Intel, of using millimetre wave technology to deliver 5G performance in Austin Texas. The second trial reaches speeds up to 1 gigabit/sec and is intended …

Tags:5G| AT&T| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 24| Wireless

AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner Approved by EC

by Yvette Raikes

The $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T has been approved by the European Commission. The commission concluded that there were no competition concerns, since there were no overlaps between the two companies’ …

Tags:AT&T| Cable| Europe| Large Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 10