5G

Mystery telco outbids AT&T for Straight Path

Just as AT&T thought it was getting its 5G roadmap in place, Straight Path Communications has announced its $1.6 billion bid has been outdone by a ‘multi-national telecommunications company’.

AT&T throws $1.6bn at naughty boy Straight Path

AT&T has announced plans to acquire Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion, which includes its portfolio of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum, including 39 GHz and 28 GHz licenses.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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