Spectrum: The Basics

Wireless is made possible by spectrum – the invisible airwaves that fuel access to the mobile broadband internet, smartphones, TVs, radio stations, GPS mapping, location services, and more.

Spectrum Resources: Government Management & Oversight – Congress

Since the passage of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Congress has played a major role in allocating additional spectrum for commercial wireless industry use.

Spectrum Resources: Government Management & Oversight – FCC, NTIA, and International

The FCC, NTIA, and ITU play important roles in spectrum allocations, determining whether spectrum can be reallocated from government use or shared with commercial users, and updating regulations that work to harmonize spectrum allocations.

How the Commercial Wireless Industry Makes Spectrum Work

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the government agency that decides which frequencies of spectrum can be used and for which purposes. Learn more about how the commercial wireless industry makes spectrum work.

Spectrum: Lifeblood of the Wireless Industry

With more wireless devices than people, America is a mobile nation that increasingly uses advanced wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other wireless tools to improve life and increase efficiency and productivity.

OU, AT&T, and The Weather Channel Collaboration Could Potentially Save Lives During Severe Weather

The University of Oklahoma (OU), AT&T, and The Weather Channel have collaborated to equip several of OU’s Advanced Radar Research Center’s mobile research trucks with enhanced severe weather technology. These enhanced trucks have cameras capable of streaming live video and near real-time radar data during severe weather events. 

AT&T to Launch NarrowBand IoT Network in U.S. and Mexico

AT&T will launch NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) to meet the growing needs of business customers for a wide range of IoT solutions. Our NB-IoT technology will complement our existing LTE-M network in the U.S. and Mexico. 

Online Privacy – Need for Uniform Consumer Protections

It is time for Congress to ensure one set of protections for American consumers, no matter where they are on the internet or how they access data.

AT&T Drives Path to Nationwide Mobile 5G With Multi-Gigabit Speeds

2018 will be the year you can experience mobile 5G from AT&T. We’re working on an aggressive schedule to help ensure customers can enjoy mobile 5G when we launch the network this year. We will add more 5G capable mobile devices and smartphones in early 2019 and beyond.

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Extreme Weather Drone

Disaster recovery work demands facing challenging situations and environments — including extreme weather at times. Now, with the new AT&T all-weather Flying COW (Cell on Wings), first responders and field technicians have a new tool on the way to help speed recovery work in the toughest of environments.

AT&T is Deploying White Box Hardware in Cell Towers to Power Mobile 5G Era

AT&T plans to be the first to mobile 5G in the United States. To power our new network this year and beyond, we’re building our towers and small cells in a radically new way.

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1Q 2018 AT&T by the Numbers

AT&T has been improving the way people communicate for more than 141 years. This last quarter, we had 15.8 million internet connections in service, 1,157,367 route miles of fiber, and 249,000 employees around the world.

We also understand the importance of giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Since 2013, AT&T has hired 15,000 veterans. And since 2008, AT&T has committed $400 million through AT&T Aspire to promote student success in school and beyond.

Check out our one pager for more highlights from this recent quarter.