Verizon said it now expects wireless service revenue to grow between 8.5% and 9.5% in 2022, down from the prior 9% to 10% range. In the second quarter, wireless service revenue growth was 9.1%, primarily driven by the acquisition of TracFone, together with "further progress on our Premium Unlimited strategy and strong business volumes," Verizon said.
Fixed "wireless momentum accelerated as we added 256,000 subscribers in the quarter, up from 194,000 in the first quarter," it added. "Fixed wireless net adds have increased every month throughout 2022, and we expect to continue that trend in the third quarter."
The telco reported "relatively flat" total revenue year-over-year, as wireless service revenue growth and higher wireless equipment revenue were offset by wireline declines and the sale of Verizon Media in 2021. Total revenue was 33.8 billion dollars in the second quarter.
Capital spending for the first half of the year totalled 10.5 billion dollars, an increase of 1.8 billion dollars compared to last year, driven by a spend of 2.8 billion dollars deploying 5G in the so-called C-Band (3.7 GHz to 4.2 GHz). Source: Verizon collateral