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After Otter Media buyout, AT&T could introduce another video streaming offering

Many are expecting major US wireless AT&T to soon acquire Otter Media, the video streaming joint venture it has with The Chernin Group. As soon as this happens, the number two mobile operator in the country will put itself in a good position to own a streaming distribution platform. Otter Media happens to own VRV, which not only hosts digital star network Fullscreen, but also popular anime service Crunchyroll.

Report: AT&T facilities are used for NSA surveillance program

According to a report recently published by The Intercept, it appears that no less than eight facilities of major US wireless carrier AT&T are utilized for a surveillance program conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). These facilities are said to be linked to an NSA initiative called Fairview, which began more than three decades ago, it seems that AT&T is the only wireless service provider tied to this program.

AT&T’s Unlimited &More plans and WatchTV: Everything you need to know

It has been a busy couple of weeks for AT&T -- last week it had announced that it had completed its buy out of Time Warner, while dealing with some speculation that after finishing this mega merger deal, it might now move on to getting its hands on Otter Media (which the carrier partially owns together with The Chernin Group).

AT&T to launch $15 per month TV streaming service

After officially announcing that it has completed its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T has now revealed its plans of introducing a $15 per month sports-free TV streaming service that will focus on Time Warner’s Turner collection of channels, which include CNN, TBS, TNT (but with no basketball -- because the whole set up is sports-free), and even Cartoon Network. But there is no HBO though.

AT&T officially launches LTE-M Button powered by Amazon Web Services

About a year ago, AT&T had launched its countrywide LTE-M for IoT (Internet of Things), and the second biggest wireless service provider in the United States then followed up that effort by joining forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in unveiling the LTE-M Button last December.

AT&T’s DirecTV Now rolls out cloud DVR feature

DirecTV Now, the over the top (OTT) video streaming offering that was launched by AT&T back in November of 2016, has now started rolling out its cloud DVR (digital video recorder) feature.

FCC imposes $120 million fine on a robocaller from Florida

Just this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to slap a fine of $120 million to Adrian Abramovich. Based in Florida, Abramovich was reportedly found to have made close to a hundred million robocalls in order to persuade unsuspecting people into buying exclusive vacation deals offered by well known travel firms.

DOJ investigating Verizon, AT&T for eSIM collusion

It appears that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an antitrust investigation into the Big Four carriers in America, reportedly about possible eSIM tech collusion. Although the DOJ’s investigation covers all of the major mobile operators, the focus seems to be on the industry leader -- Verizon Wireless and AT&T -- as well as on the GSMA (Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association).

Latest Wirefly carrier speed report: Industry leaders dominate

Wirefly has released its most recent Cell Phone Carrier Internet Speed Rankings for the final quarter of 2017 through the first three months of this year, and it appears that the two biggest mobile operators are not only leading the industry in terms of the size of their subscriber base, but also in terms of how fast their average overall web connection speeds are:

Latest 5G Updates: The Possibility of Nationalized 5G; AT&T’s Endangered 5G Licenses

Just this week, Ajit Pai, the current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an official statement saying that any effort by the United States government to establish a nationalized 5G network would prove to be a costly endeavor, and even serve as an unwelcome distraction from the policies that should be implemented in transitioning American consumers into the 5G era.

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