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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wireless Shores Up AT&T

In the third quarter, AT&T's consolidated revenues fell 1% year-on-year to 30.9 billion US dollars, as growth in wireless and advanced wireline data services in large part offset declines in voice, legacy data and print advertising products.

AT&T said its wireless service revenues rose 10% to 12.4 billion dollars, as its wireless data revenues — from messaging, Internet access, access to applications and related services — rose almost 34% year-on-year to 3.6 billion dollars in the third quarter.

AT&T said that almost 42% of its 63 million postpaid subscribers at the end of the third quarter had integrated devices (smartphones), adding that the average ARPU for integrated devices continues to be 1.8 times that of the company's non integrated-device base.

In the wireline business, rising U-verse TV penetration drove 32% year-on-year growth in consumer IP revenues in the third quarter, AT&T's best growth in this category to date. AT&T also said that its capital expenditure in the first nine months of 2009 totaled 11.6 billion dollars, down 22% on the previous year. source: AT&T statement

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