With its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T will be uniquely positioned to bring new targeting precision to TV advertising as well as to track consumers via mobile, TV and other devices. As such, the company will pose a fresh challenge to the likes of Facebook and Google.
Cisco is working with carriers to help them figure out how to best monetize 5G services they plan to launch over the next few years, the company's Sumeet Arora said. Arora pointed to "bold stances" Cisco is taking on 5G to show carriers how new technologies can drive revenue.
A House subcommittee has cleared a bipartisan measure designed to establish an internet of things policy and to improve collaboration across the government and the private sector. The SMART IoT Act would require the Commerce Department to study the government's role in IoT.
The Federal Communications Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom Order went into effect on Monday, and the digital world continues to spin on its axis. USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter addressed The Media Institute on Wednesday, outlining his vision of what lies ahead for the rapidly evolving and diverse broadband industry. Read the full speech here.
Sixty-seven percent of people worldwide have livestreamed video and 52% of them would rather watch live video on ad-supported, free services than pay a subscription fee, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reports. Consumers preferred to watch streams on their smartphones, followed by connected TVs.
Comcast on Wednesday made a formal, all-cash, $65 billion bid for 21st Century Fox assets and agreed to pay at least $4 billion in fees if the deal doesn't gain regulatory approval. The new bid could halt Fox's talks with Disney, which previously agreed to acquire the assets for $52.4 billion.
Verizon and Nokia reported testing 5G New Radio technology in the outdoors using multicarrier aggregation to boost the signals. Verizon deployed its 28 GHz millimeter-wave spectrum in the trial, saying it cut latency to 1.5 milliseconds while transferring data at 1.8 gigabits per second.
Internet of things technology will become more useful once it can predict events, which will boost operational efficiency, AT&T's Chris Penrose says. The telecom is working with Honeywell on connected aircraft services, providing data that could improve maintenance, performance and operations.