AT&T plans to invest between 17 billion and 18 billion US dollars in 2009, compared with 19.68 billion in 2008. Approximately two-thirds of AT&T's 2009 investment will extend and enhance the company's wireless and wired broadband networks to provide more coverage, speed and capacity, as data traffic is growing more than 50 percent year on year.
AT&T plans to expand 3G services to 20 new markets in addition to the nearly 350 U.S. metropolitan areas covered today. To enhance coverage and reliability across this footprint, AT&T plans to add 2,100 new cell sites. source: AT&T statement