Posts Tagged ‘AT&T’

Presley to challenge law derived from ‘AT&T Bill’

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley intends to challenge the constitutionality of a new law that removes the “carrier of last resort” mandate from AT&T and other layers of oversight from phone companies operating in Mississippi. House Bill 825 – known as the “AT&T Bill” — became law July 1. Before it cleared the […] [...]

Anti-trust suit filed against competitors by C Spire

ABERDEEN — C Spire Wireless has filed an anti-trust complaint against some its competitors in federal court in north Mississippi, claiming AT&T, Qualcomm and Motorola conspired to keep it out of the 4G LTE marketplace. >> POLL QUESTION: Which is the best mobile phone carrier? The defendants have filed motions — the most recent on […] [...]

Cell tower plan dropped by AT&T

HERNANDO — Plans for a controversial AT&T cell tower south of Hernando have been dropped. AT&T, facing static from neighbors fearing harm to health and safety and from history buffs noting a nearby Civil War clash in 1863, has retreated. The site of the proposed tower was off Robertson Gin Road south of Hernando. DeSoto […] [...]

Good year for C Spire

It was a double-barrel of news with a kick that stunned the U.S. telecommunications industry. Cellular South, the Ridgeland-based company billed as the nation’s largest private wireless provider, announced in September that it was undergoing a massive corporate makeover. The end result was C Spire Wireless. Analysts saw the name change as signs that the […] [...]

UPDATE: C Spire to offer iPhone 4S; fourth company to do so and ahead of T-Mobile

PRE-REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY; DEVICE WILL LAUNCH IN COMING WEEKS RIDGELAND —  As the Mississippi Business Journal reported several weeks ago, C Spire, the regional wireless carrier previously known as Cellular South, will have the newest iPhone from Apple to offer its customers. C Spire announced today that it will launch iPhone 4S in the U.S. […] [...]

Wireless Wars

It’s a call that has the entire U.S. telecommunications industry on hold. The Federal Communications Commission last week stopped the clock on a review of T-Mobile USA’s proposed $39-billion mega-merger with AT&T after an antitrust Senate subcommittee criticized the deal as being anti-consumer and urged that it be blocked. If Washington approves the merger it […] [...]

Machine-to-Machine Communications Q&A

by Published: May 22,2011

Tags: AT&T, Chris Hill, M2M

Respondent: Chris Hill, vice president, advanced mobility solutions, AT&T Business Solutions Q: What new devices/technologies has AT&T recently developed in the M2M communications space? A: AT&T has been an innovative, proactive, early leader in machine-to-machine communications and sees exciting potential in this space. In February, we announced four new relationships with companies that specialize in […] [...]

Cell phones now ‘sell’ phones

AT&T is now offering software that can turn a mobile phone into a mobile credit card machine. Last week AT&T announced its new offering of AprivaPay applications, which can “turn your cell phone into a sell phone.” The company is marketing the software as a tool that will allow small business owners to increase cash […] [...]

AT&T expects even more 3G coverage as the year goes on

by Published: May 23,2010

Tags: 3G, AT&T, Besselievre, iPhone

Company says iPhone sales in state are up since last 3G expansion AT&T expanded its 3G market in Mississippi in the late fall of 2009 and early winter of 2010, and areas of the state will continue to see expansion in coverage this year, company officials said. In an area that spans north of Clarksdale, […] [...]

AT&T, union reach labor agreement

by Published: March 8,2010

Tags: AT&T, inions, labor, telecommunications

DALLAS — AT&T Inc. announced that core wireline employees in its Southeast Region (CWA District 3) have voted to ratify a three-year agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The agreement covers about 30,000 CWA members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The contract expired Aug. 8, […] [...]

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