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Operators set stage for international Wi-Fi roaming

International roaming between carriers' Wi-Fi networks has come a step closer, with AT&T, Boingo Wireless, NTT DoCoMo and Orange completing network assessments as part of the Wireless Broadband Alliance's new interoperability program.

AT&T will buy mobile spectrum from Verizon for $1.9 billion

AT&T will buy mobile spectrum in the 700MHz band from Verizon Communications for US$1.9 billion, AT&T said Friday.

AT&T says it's restored U-verse and will give credits for outage

AT&T said Thursday it had restored its U-verse broadband service to all customers who suffered from a widespread outage this week.

AT&T users slam U-verse outage

A problem caused by a software upgrade has caused a widespread outage on AT&T's U-verse broadband service this week, leading to a torrent of attacks against the carrier on social media.

AT&T to buy Alltel for $780 million

The parent company of Alltel, a mobile telephone network serving rural customers in six states, has agreed to sell the business to AT&T for about US$780 million, Atlantic Tele-Network announced Tuesday.

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Hands on with the Pantech Discover smartphone (video)

Pantech packs a lot of value into this little $50 phone.

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U.S. mobile buyouts may meet their end in 2013

After starting amid the smoldering ruins of AT&T and T-Mobile USA's failed merger, 2012 ended as a big year for mobile carrier deals in the U.S., and possibly a final changing of the guard for a long time.

Drumbeat of of AT&T LTE launches goes on

AT&T is putting the pedal to the metal on its LTE deployments, saying Thursday it has added seven more markets to its list, atop of the four market launches it had announced three days earlier.

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Networks, not just end users, are urged to guard against bots

Hosting facilities for networks must become more adept at filtering software bots that foster denial-of-service attacks, because they are as likely to abet such actions as infected home PCs, AT&T's chief security officer says.

US mobile providers commit to emergency texting service

The four largest mobile carriers in the U.S. -- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile -- have agreed to accelerate the availability of emergency texting, or text-to-911.

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