AT&T, the largest telecoms company in the U.S., said its consolidated revenue grew 2.3% year-on-year to 31.2 billion US dollars in the first quarter, fuelled by 10.2% wireless revenue growth. AT&T added that it activated 3.6 million iPhones in the quarter, while approximately 40% of the 5.5 million smartphones it sold in the quarter were Blackberry, Android and Windows 7 devices.
AT&T said the text messages sent via its network increased by more than 25% year-on-year to 179.8 billion, and multimedia messages increased by 54.2% to 3.7 billion.
AT&T added that its wireline consumer revenue grew 0.5% year-on-year, driven by a 218,000 increase in subscribers for its U-Verse TV service to 3.2 million. The giant telco said its capex was 4.13 billion dollars in the quarter compared with 3.15 billion a year earilier. source: AT&T statement