Verizon FiOS Braces for Altice Optimum Market Entry: Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan | |

It looks like we are getting ready to see another competitive battle. This time it is in New York and the tri-state market. Altice USA (ATUS) is getting ready to go into direct competition with Verizon (VZ) FiOS, according to Altice CEO Dexter Goei. Today, Altice reaches 1.26 million people and is planning on reaching 1.5 million by end of 2021. Goei says Altice is planning to move into the Verizon FiOS market area by expanding its network by another million next year.

Why Verizon Is Up and AT&T Is Still Down: Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan | |

Both Verizon and AT&T are finally getting back on track focusing on 5G and wireless. Why is it that Verizon seems to be recovering more quickly than AT&T?

Chinese Regulators Cracking Down on Internet Companies Seeking US IPOs

Kimberly Redmond | |

China is weighing new rules that would restrict domestic internet companies from going public in the US.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Chinese regulators are specifically targeting internet firms whose data is deemed to pose a potential security risk.

AT&T Signs First 5G Connected Car Deal With GM: Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan | |

AT&T has entered the 5G wireless connected car race by signing its first deal with GM. This deal will enable General Motors vehicles to be equipped with 5G wireless devices, connectivity and operations using the AT&T Mobility network beginning in 2024. So, let’s take a closer look at this exciting autonomous driving and connected car space which will continue to grow in importance going forward.

Taking a Look at Cable TV MVNO Wireless Progress: Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan | |

Why have cable TV companies tried to get into wireless? Actually, they have tried twice over the last decade. The first time was a disaster. In fact, several companies like Comcast, Charter, Cox, Facebook and Amazon (remember the Fire Phone?) all tried and failed. Then, a few years ago, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile and Altice Mobile tried again.

How Long Will It Take for AT&T To Get Back on Track? Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan | |

When AT&T acquired DirectTV, then Time Warner — renaming it WarnerMedia along with Warner Brothers Studio, CNN and the rest — I was not quite sure how it would all work out. AT&T had a good story to tell. It held impressive analyst meetings at Warner Brothers Studio, and all of its activity was moving to change and integrate content with services. It was a stretch, but if it worked, it would change everything.

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