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    AT&Tís future plans may put fiber deployments ahead of wireless

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    I donít think AT&T is going to abandon wireless, but they may be looking to spend more time on fiber as it is new revenue for them. I think Verizon may be in the same boat down the road as well. Wireless growth has slowed down a lot. Iím hoping this doesnít delay 5Gnr SA deployment.
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    They'll have to find a way to balance both. With cellular data demand still climbing, they will continue to have to keep up with their wireless network. I'd love to see more competition in the fiber area at the same time. More competition is always better for consumers.

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    I think the major upgrade cycles are going to be longer intervals as the technology evolves. This hopefully will allow all facility based carriers time to recoup investment before having to move on to the next iteration such as "6G." AT&T and Verizon need to whittle down their debt load.

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    Fixed fiber equals better backhaul. Wireline is a better route than fixed wireless.
    Verizon spent billions on a Fiber rollout. I expect it was to their advantage.
    Not worried about wireless. They take a steady approach to wireless. John Stankey promised 2 billion Capex yearly for 5G wireless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by techfranz View Post
    Fixed fiber equals better backhaul. Wireline is a better route than fixed wireless.
    Verizon spent billions on a Fiber rollout. I expect it was to their advantage.
    Not worried about wireless. They take a steady approach to wireless. John Stankey promised 2 billion Capex yearly for 5G wireless.


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    Iím sure AT&T will slow down, but not to the point where the network takes a hit. The Wireless division is still a very profitable business.

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    AT&T like others will have to be judicious about their fiber roll out. Fiber is hugely expensive to install & the break even point to recoup cost is 7-15 years away.
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    At&t is still part of the first net.

    This year and next year they will likely have the highest Capex in wireless of the big 3.

    They need fiber for all the small cells and Macros, aside from FTTH.

    They'll complement each other.

    They have built out so much fiber here in NYC, where they are not the ILEC. For their backbone and cell sites.

    In the last 3 years, their network has made massive improvements.

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    Pretty much everywhere I go at&t is the best overall. May not always be the fastest data wise, but the rural coverage is best, the call reliability and the overall consistency has been best out of the 3.

    Plus the price isn't bad either.

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    AT&Tís future plans may put fiber deployments ahead of wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by daisydoo View Post
    Pretty much everywhere I go at&t is the best overall. May not always be the fastest data wise, but the rural coverage is best, the call reliability and the overall consistency has been best out of the 3.

    Plus the price isn't bad either.

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    I got admit, AT&T has really improved a lot over the last few years. I think FirstNet has really pushed them to expand the network into a lot of tough to cover areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRC72 View Post
    I got admit, AT&T has really improved a lot over the last few years. I think FirstNet has really pushed them to expand the network into a lot of tough to cover areas.
    Yeah firstnet really seems to have pushed them to get the network out there and get it more reliable also.

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