AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega doesn’t want consumers to pay for the capacity that Netflix and other large video streaming services require by pushing for some type of pay-per-use broadband.
Who says consumers aren’t connecting their tablets to mobile networks? AT&T has had two successive quarters of 300,000-plus connected tablet activations.
AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega predicts a record smartphone sales quarter over the holidays, beating even last year’s 9.4 million device sales. The conditions that made last year’s Q4 a success are in place, including the timely fall release of the iPhone.
AT&T reported flat revenue and income growth for the third quarter of 2012, but behind those numbers is a business changing its strategy in wireless to deal with a saturated market. The goal will be new plans and new services so customers spend more.
Mobile network operators are increasingly complaining about the high cost of subsidizing the iPhone and other smartphones to make them cheaper for consumers. But those subsidies give operators tremendous control over the handsets that run on their networks.
I have a confession to make: I like CTIA Wireless. I’ll be the first to admit that the show is dying, but the problem isn’t it’s place on the calendar like most people think. The problem is much simpler: It’s the carriers.
What does a mobile network hosting 41.2 million smartphones look like? It’s a network where growth in data traffic far exceeds data revenue growth. AT&T is selling a lot of smartphones, but even millions of new iPhones don’t fully account for its huge spikes in traffic.
With its executive reshuffling this week AT&T returned to a structure that more accurately reflects where its businesses are heading. The wireless juggernaut that drives most of AT&T’s revenues in now firmly in the hands of former consumer CEO Ralph de la Vega.
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