Thursday, 23 November 2017

Friday Review: Hey, big spender

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 09 November 12

We examine the impact of AT&T's $14 billion investment hike. Plus the week's news highlights.

All eyes were glued on the U.S. this week and in particular on the most powerful man in the world... of telecoms. Shortly after U.S. president Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term in office, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took to the stage to talk about another VIP. The U.S. telco's Project Velocity IP (VIP) will see it invest a sizeable US$14 billion over three years in its fixed and mobile IP broadband networks. In particular, it will focus on its LTE network and on the infrastructure underpinning its U-verse IPTV and broadband service. ″Revenues in our key growth areas — wireless data, U-verse and strategic business services — are all growing at a strong double-digit rate. Project VIP expands our potential in these key platforms and makes them available to many more customers,″ Stephenson said. It's a bold move from AT&T and one clearly designed to enable it to compete better with arch…

All eyes were glued on the U.S. this week and in particular on the most powerful man in the world... of telecoms. Shortly after U.S. president Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term in office, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took to the stage to talk about another VIP. The U.S. telco's Project Velocity IP (VIP) will see it invest a sizeable US$14 billion over three years in its fixed and mobile IP broadband networks. In particular, it will focus on its LTE network and on the infrastructure underpinning its U-verse IPTV and broadband service. ″Revenues in our key growth areas — wireless data, U-verse and strategic business services — are all growing at a strong double-digit rate. Project VIP expands our potential in these key platforms and makes them available to many more customers,″ Stephenson said. It's a bold move from AT&T and one clearly designed to enable it to compete better with arch…

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