AT&T's wireline story in Q4 2013 was led by U-verse, where revenues grew 27.9 percent year-over-year and were up 7.0 percent sequentially over Q3 2013 as subscribers topped the 10.7 million mark. During the quarter, the telco saw a continued uptick in both U-verse broadband and video subscribers.
AT&T's U-verse subscribers, for both TV and broadband, topped 10.7 million in the fourth quarter, the carrier said, making the U-verse platform a $13 billion annualized business for the company, growing at a rate of 28 percent per year.
AT&T reported weaker wireless subscriber growth for the fourth quarter than it had in the year-ago period, but the company also posted stronger data revenues.
If I had to use three words to describe the week in telecoms so far, they would be "Vodafone, Vodafone, and, er, Vodafone". To say the UK-based operator has been in the news a lot in the past few days would be something of an understatement--and it's only Wednesday.
AT&T U-verse Internet users were not able to access service yesterday due to an outage that affected a number of states where it offers the service, according to various reports.
The start of the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auctions may have been pushed from this year to the middle of 2015, but the fight to define rules that might restrict the ability of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility to acquire airwaves in the auctions rages on. Last week, representatives from Sprint, T-Mobile US, U.S. Cellular, Dish Network and a wide array of associations and public interest groups met with FCC officials and urged for those restrictions.
The U.S. is hardly the only place where cable consolidation efforts--spurred at least in part by industry icon John Malone--are happening. In Europe, Malone's Liberty Global is in a battle with Vodafone Group to build continent-dominating pay TV empires.
David Christopher, the chief marketing officer of AT&T Mobility, recently talked with FierceDeveloper Editor in Chief Sue Marek about AT&T's sponsored data plan, its decision to name names in its latest marketing push and the future of wireless in wearables.
AT&T was hit with a major outage impacting its U-verse service, sources reported Monday.
AT&T is giving its existing VPN network customers another connection option by embedding its NetBond technology into a number of Equinix's data centers.