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Taking the bull by the horns

 

Operators are still facing challenges when it comes to monetising mobile data services.

AT&T and DeNA partner for US Mobage launch

AT&T inked a deal to launch DeNA’s Mobage social gaming platform, stating that “Mobage will serve as a hub for AT&T Android users to discover and play games, as well as connect and communicate with other players around the world.”

AT&T set for data throttling

AT&T said that as of 1 October 2011, it will reduce the data speeds for the top five percent of the heaviest data users on its unlimited data plans, noting that to fall into this group “you have to use an extraordinary amount of data in a single billing period.”

Sprint critical of latest AT&T regulatory submission

US number three operator Sprint said that a new economic model submitted to the Federal Communications Commission by AT&T, in justification of its planned merger with T-Mobile USA, is “a last-ditch attempt to distract regulators, politicians and consumers from the fact that it has failed to provide any evidence that its proposed takeover of T-Mobile yields meaningful benefits.”

Industry group brands AT&T/T-Mobile merger bad for apps

The US Consumer and Communications Industry Association told political publication The Hill that the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile could hamper the mobile applications ecosystem, by giving the combined operator enough power to “block innovation in the wireless marketplace.”

AT&T plans developer events; trumpets network APIs

AT&T is to hold a series of one-day “Hackathons,” intended to enable coders to “come together to learn about new technologies, collaborate and create innovative mobile applications.” As part of the programme, it is working with Apigee to provide developers with access to AT&T network-based services, including location, messaging, payment and speech.

AT&T to offer Sony tablet; sponsors Kindle

AT&T has announced that it will be the “exclusive US mobile broadband provider” for the ‘Sony Tablet’ S2, a dual screen, multi-functional tablet ideal for mobile communication and entertainment, that Sony plans to launch later this year.

US operators unveil LTE developments

US operators AT&T and Verizon Wireless yesterday unveiled separate plans to enhance their LTE networks.

AT&T adds in-app support to local ad network

US telecoms giant AT&T said that its AT&T Interactive arm had launched in-app advertising on its mobile local ad network.

AT&T offering HTC Facebook phone

AT&T has begun sales of HTC’s Status smartphone, a handset which features a dedicated button enabling users to share content via Facebook.